The conference was in Canton, but we all flew into Rochester (about a 3.5 hour drive) so we could meet my grandparents who live in northwestern Pennsylvania at Niagara Falls (about a 1 hour drive). Once in Niagara Falls we decided to take the "Maid of the Mist" boat and get closer to the falls. This was a lot of fun and we definitely got wet!
We did not stay too long in Niagara Falls because it was kind of dirty and tourist-y. A waiter at the Hard Rock Cafe told us that the area around Fort Niagara was much nicer and worth seeing. My mom and I definitely want to check that out next year.
The rest of the week was spent in Canton, New York, home of St. Lawrence University. St. Lawrence is a tiny liberal arts college. The college was established as a seminary school in 1856, but is now denominational today and is known for training the area's teachers. It is a gorgeous campus with numerous late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century buildings.
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We decided to do a little exploring while at the conference. One evening my mom, sister, and I drove to Ogdensburg which is connected to Canada by a bridge. Right before we left we checked out the trails near the Grasse River on the SUNY Potsdam Campus.
See you next year, Canton!