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West Virginia / Canada 2014

July 31st to August 4th  2014

Bristol Caverns

Bristol Caverns


Leave 2pm on Thursday for Bristol, TN

sunset 8:36pm for Bristol
Visit Cummins Falls on way (1.5 hours)

5pm leave for Bristol Motor Speedway – 151 Speedway Blvd Bristol, TN 37620 (3.5 hours)

Speedway Inn – 1403 Bluff City Highway Bristol (Tennessee), TN 37620

Friday, August 1st

Leave 8:40 for Bristol Caverns  (15 minutes from Hotel)

1157 Bristol Caverns Highway  Bristol, TN 37620

Leave 10:30am for  Sandstone falls  (3 hours)
Visitor Center: 37.758492, -80.903605   37.78320 N, 80.89778 W

To reach Sandstone Falls, follow River Road (WV Route 26) from the west end of the WV Route 20 bridge in Hinton. Follow this narrow road along the river for nine miles to Sandstone Falls. The unpaved parking area will be on your right. River Road is single lane in places; please drive slowly and use extra caution. Sandstone Falls Overlook

See all of Sandstone Falls at this scenic overlook, 600 feet above the river. This short, gravel walkway descends briefly from the parking lot to the viewpoint. The total distance is only 1/10 mile.

This roadside pull-off is on WV Route 20, three miles south of I-64 exit 139 and the Sandstone Visitor Center, or 8.5 miles north of Hinton.
Leave 1:30 for Babcock State Park  (1 hour)

486 Babcock Road

Babcock State Park, West Virgina

Babcock State Park, West Virgina

Clifftop, WV 25831
Leave 3 pm for  New River Gorge Bridge (30 minutes)

Fayetteville, WV 25840

38.068859, -81.082553

Canyon Rim Visitor Center 162 Visitor Center Rd Lansing, WV 25862
Leave 4:30pm for Super 8 – 100 Market Place Mall  Weston WV 26452 to meet Rachael

Eat Dinner then  8pm for a night of Ghost Hunting at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum  – 71 Asylum Dr, Weston, WV 26452

If extra time affords then The Green Bank Science Center Daily: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM GPS coordinates for the NRAO Green Bank Science Center are:

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, or GBT, is the world’s premiere single-dish radio telescope operating at meter to millimeter wavelengths. Its enormous 100-meter diameter collecting area, its unblocked aperture, and its excellent surface accuracy provide unprecedented sensitivity across the telescope’s full 0.1 – 116 GHz (3.0m – 2.6mm) operating range.

Saturday, August 2nd
sunset 8:36pm for Niagara Falls

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

11am depart Weston, WV for Pittsburg  2 hours ( 129 miles)

Point of View Park

Grandview Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15211


West End-Elliott Overlook Park


Rue Grande Vue St

Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Whirlpool at Niagara Falls

Whirlpool at Niagara Falls

2pm leave for Niagara Falls, NY  4 hours (240 miles)
24 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303

Nikola Tesla Memorial Goat Island Rd Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Leave 7pm  for Canada side

Whirlpool Aero Car  – 3850 Niagara River Parkway  9am-8pm

Leave for hotel Toronto Central Hotel   (2 hours away)

223 Church Street, Toronto (Ontario), CA

Sunday, August 3rd

Sunrise 6:09am Toronto  – sunset 8:49pm for Windsor
United States Consulate General
360 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4

Niagara Falls at Night

Niagara Falls at Night

9am – CN tower open 9:00am to 10:30pm

11am – meet Chelsa  for Brunch

1pm Leave Toronto to Pinery Provincial Park  on Lake Huron (3 hour Drive, arrive at 4:00)

9526 Lakeshore Rd RR 2

Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

5:30 leave for Point Pelee National Park  (close at 10)  (2.5 hours) 

1118 Point Pelee Dr

Leamington, ON N8H 3V4

Rondeau Provincial Park (Maybe if I have time)
18050 Rondeau Park Road
Morpeth, ON, N0P 1X0

1 hour to take Detroit SkylineShots in Windsor –   445 Riverside Dr W  Windsor, ON N9A, Canada

10 minutes to hotel Royal Windsor Motel  – 2100 Huron Church Rd, N9C 2L5 Windsor, Canada  (2.5 miles to Ambassador Bridge to ‘Merica)

Monday, August 4th

Sunrise 6:28am Windsor
Take sunrise photos of Detroit

Detroit Sunrise from Windsor, Canada

Detroit Sunrise from Windsor, Canada

10 minute drive to Michigan Central Station

2405 West Vernor Hwy., Detroit, Mich. 48216

Hell, Michigan Sign

Hell, Michigan Sign

8 minutes to The Fisher Building


3011 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, Mich. 48202

19946 Dresden St – Eminem’s Childhood Home

Mariner Park  Detroit, MI 48215  for light house and Lake St. Clair

Maybe Belle Isle Park East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48214

Leave 11am from Detroit  for Hell, MI (1 hour)

Leave 12:30 for  Camp Palmer, 26450 County Road Mn, Fayette, OH 43521  (1.5 hours)

Arrive 20 minutes to Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold, OH 43502

4:00 leave for Lima  (1.5 hour drive)

Leave for Home no later 7pm from Lima (6.5 hour drive)