World Wide Visitors

With a hit from Cairo Egypt (technically on the African continent), this website has now been viewed on every populated continent in the world. the picture to the left shows ISP in red (these could represent 1 or 1,000 visitors) and search engines in blue. You might have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see the points of contact.

We are glad to see that the exploits of James and his family are not limited to Michigan or even the U.S.

Edited: October 3rd, 2011

Niagara Falls Canada 2004

We visited Niagara Falls for a week in late September and got a great room with a super view. As a child we used to go to Niagara Falls all the time, it was about the same distance away as Mackinaw and there were train tours that left from Windsor so we only had to drive across the border. However since 911 the borders have gotten alot stricter which means long lines and waiting periods. Probably will never go back to the way it was but it certainly affects where you want to vacation.

Anyhow highlights of this trip are the falls, we visited both the American side and the Canadian side, although we stayed on the Canadian side. In addition, Mary rode a trolley car over a whirlpool while James and I watched. Had to be a thrill for Mary though.
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Edited: September 24th, 2004

Clifton Hills Niagara Ontario 2004

Clifton Hills is an area of Niagara Falls where you can find all sorts of arcades, tourist traps, Ripleys Believe it or not, wax museum, hersheys candy, and many haunted houses. Lots of fun times here for sure.

I remember as a kid visiting the wax museum and being fascinated by it, I tried to find it all these 40 years later but I think it closed up ages ago. It seems all the tourist traps are in Clifton Hills now. Still, what a great place to be, filled with a carnival atmosphere, and plenty of fun and games.
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Edited: September 20th, 2004

China Trip 1996

After a 15 year absence from the Orient I found myself back, this time for my work as I flew into Beijing and then went on to Chon Quin. Probably the biggest thing I learned was there was not any Chinese food in China, at least not what they have at the China Buffet in my home town.

This was actually a visit for my work, and I spent about 10 days working but did have the one day for sight seeing and did manage to see the Great Wall of China.
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Edited: January 2nd, 2001