Sullivan, Clinton and Broadhead Trail 1779
Day 16: September 18th, 2000 Binghamton — Buffalo
Today will be a long journey: I am driving back north to Niagara Falls, one of the highlights of my journey. But first I need a big breakfast. The guys at the motel tell me to look for a restaurant the road up north. It’s only a couple of hundred yards and on the right hand side. And it is as good as the people told me.
First I do my usual stop at the gas station. Then I am on my way for the last portion of the James Clinton Trail of my journey. I follow Highway 17 along the Susquehanna River to Waverly and Sayre. This is Tioga point where James Clinton met John Sullivan to start their march against the Indians.
Now I leave the path of my two heroes and drive the fastest way up to Buffalo. First I go back on Highway 17, which is already like an Interstate here. Then I drive Interstate 390 up north until I reach the height of Buffalo. Now I follow Highway 20 around 60 miles to the west until I reach Buffalo. There is my Motel 6 where I plan to stay for the next two nights.
Around 3pm I am checking in. Although it is early almost all rooms are already gone. While unloading my truck I meet Linda. She is a trucker lady and got stuck here since several days. The head gaskets were blown on her truck and she lost a whole lot of coolant. She hopes she will be back on the road in two days. I will keep my fingers crossed and put my stuff up in my room.
Then I drive to Niagara Falls to explore where I have to go tomorrow. I am still good in time to be able to spend some extra time for this. But the drive is way longer than expected. I almost need an hour to the main parking lot of Niagara Falls. I drive on to Old Fort Niagara which I plan to visit in two days. Tomorrow I only plan to visit Niagara Falls.
I am back in Buffalo around half past seven. Now I start my search for a nice restaurant. There are a lot of choices around and I decide to go to the restaurant Uno. It’s already too late when I encounter it is Pizzeria Uno. But they also have other things than Pizza. The interior looks a little bit like a restaurant in Chicago in the wild 20’s. Everything is very comfy. The meal is great and I drive back to my motel around half past eight.
- Breakfast: Family Restaurant, Binghamton
- Dinner: Pizzeria Uno, Buffalo
- Motel: Motel 6, Buffalo
- Distance: 302 miles