Adventure In Niagara Falls
Christy and Brad and their mother take a day trip to Niagara Falls. They didn't know that danger lurks everywhere. Many adventures with Christy getting kidanpped. Do they ever get back home? More
“Hurry Mom. Hurry Brad. Why are you two taking so long? A turtle could move faster,” Christy yelled in excitement. She was all bundled up in her short green winter jacket in her hand a matching hat and mittens.
“I’m ready,” said Diane.
“I’m ready Kiddo,” yelled Brad, “Chill out.”
“Let’s hop into the car already,” said Christy, inpatient stamping her foot.
They all hopped into Diane’s Ford Contour with Diane behind the wheel.
Christy, eleven, and her brother Brad, fifteen, live in Pennsylvania with their mother, Diane. They all are tall and think with bright red hair and big blue eyes.
Their dad had died in a car accident when Christy was a baby.
They headed North on interstate 90. Christy, who was in the back seat, put her head back on the seat cushion and fell asleep.
“Boy, that poor kid,” laughed Brad. “She was so excited about our trip today, she was up all night. How long will it take to get to Niagara Falls, Mom?” asked Brad.
“About two hours. We’re going to go over to the Canadian side. That’s where all the action is.”
“We’re now entering Buffalo, New York” Brad announced like a news announcer.
“It’s not much further. Watch for the turn off to Interstate 54.”
“Look at all those Industrial plants closed down.” Brad said.
“But when they were open everybody knew they were there,” commented Diane.
“I remember coming here as a kid and having to shut all the windows in the car. I had to hold my nose. The stink was so bad.
I never could understand how anybody could breathe that horrid putrid air,” stated Diane. “Watch for the signs. We need the Peace Bridge.”
“There’s the sign now,” Brad pointed out to Diane. She lined up behind the long line of cars.
The Border Guard approached the car on the driver’s side. He proceeded to ask several questions. “Where are you people from?”
Diane answered, “Pennsylvania.”
“You,” looking at Brad. “Pennsylvania?"
“The girl sleeping in the back seat?” he asked.
“Pennsylvania, Diane answered.
“How many days will you people be in Canada?”
“Only today, we’re going to Niagara Falls,” Brad answered.
“Do you have anything to declare?”
“Only my camera, officer,” said Diane, removing it from her huge green purse.
“Have a nice day,” said the Border Guard, and waved them through.
“Whew,” said Brad, wiping his brow. “That was weird.”
“We aren’t in the good old USA anymore,” said Diane. “We’re in another country.” They followed the signs and followed the water to Niagara Falls. Diane found a parking spot on top of a steep hill.
“Where are we?” asked a sleepy voice from the back seat.
“We’re in Niagara Falls, Canada, sleepy head. Now wake up. It’s time for Adventure,” said Brad. We’re going to have a cool day today,” said Christy stretching and hopping out of the car. They walked down the long, steep hill.
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