|From June 6-8, 2003, 54 Prowlers and their owners descended on Niagara Falls, Ontario for a weekend of cruising, sightseeing and having fun. It was, as always, great to see our “old” friends, but to also meet a lot of new ones. The Canadian owners arranged this weekend event and they did a wonderful job. Everyone had a blast and we hope that they will do it again next year. The only bad part was not having enough time to see and do everything!!
Friday was the arrival and check-in day. A group of owners met at a designated point on the highway just outside of Flint, MI and traveled to the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron to cross over into Canada. Peter and Judy Goertz met up with us along the way and guided us to the Falls via back roads and the scenic route. It was a beautiful drive and much better than driving the highway!! We did have one problem though and that was when the entire group was pulled over by an officer from the Strathmore/Caradoc police department. The officer ordered Pete Goertz out of his car (he was our leader), had words with him, took him to his patrol car, frisked him and put him in the car. He proceeded to tell us that we had been under surveillance since we got into Sarnia, that Pete was being arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. I figured it had to be a setup from the beginning and I was right!! Pete had set it up, but couldn’t manage to keep a straight face! Pictures were taken and two of the ladies were put into handcuffs!!! After our little encounter, we headed to London to meet up with more of the Canadian owners for lunch and cruised the remainder of the way with them to Niagara. When we first cruised into town past the Falls, all the people who were photographing the Falls turned around to photograph us. We just cause a stir everywhere we go!!! They were still talking about us when we left on Sunday!!! Friday evening we were on our own for dinner and amusement. A group of us walked down to our first views of the Falls and then to the Hard Rock Café for dinner. The parking lot always turns into the center of our socializing at the hotel!! It’s fun to talk to all the owners and check out everyone’s cats!!! Saturday, we were up early and organized to cruise around the area and to see the sights. Everyone in town knew we were there and everyone was friendly and did a lot of waving, thumbs up, hooting and hollering!! 54 Prowlers cruisin’ through towns is quite a sight!!! About midday, the group split up to enjoy the various sightseeing opportunities. A group took a cruise to the wine country, wine tasting and lunch. A group of us (about 17 people) went on a whirlwind sightseeing tour arranged by Bob Longstreth with the hotel tour guides. We got our own shuttle bus, tour guide and we were able to visit the Journey Behind the Falls, take a ride on the Maid of the Mist and later in the evening, ride to the top of the Skylon Tower to view the Falls at night. There was also a raffle drawing with prizes that were provided by a number of the Prowler owners and Mopar Division of DaimlerChrysler. Afterwards, the group walked down to the Table Rock Restaurant (over the Canadian Falls) and had a wonderful dinner and time for visiting with our friends. Sunday morning, owners got together in groups for farewell breakfasts, more talking in the parking lot and finally having to say goodbye to our friends. It was another wonderful event and I think a great time was had by all who attended!! I’m hoping they hold this event again next year....I really want to ride that Jet Boat in the Whirlpool!!!! I know there are a lot of pictures here, but it was my first visit and I wanted to share the beauty of the area and the good times with the owners with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!!!|