Monday, October 12, 2009

Niagara Falls

Hello all - well, today was our first day at THE falls - and it certainly lived up to what I was expecting - they are AWESOME!!!!! This is both the falls - the horseshoe falls on the Canadian side and the American falls - the picture was taken from the bridge walking over to the Canadian - will explain why we walked later.
This is the falls on the American side - it was also taken on the bridge going over to Canada.

We did the 'Maid of the Mist' today - it was so cool - literally. Dan needed help getting his poncho tied and it was a good thing that I was able to tie it for him! We thought that we would just get some mist from the falls - I mean the name of the boats is Maid of the MIST - but boy was that the wrong assumption. I mean it was like you were in a hurricane rain storm - but we just stood there getting soaked and laughed our heads off - it was so neat. (But it is really a good thing that it was not as cold today as it was yesterday!)

This shows both the American side and the Canadian side - I can not tell you how impressed we are with the falls.

Maybe you can see why we really enjoyed this stop. (Today was MUCH better than yesterday!)
Now, the group from Dowling Park got here today - well, actually they are staying on the Canadian side. We thought we would just drive over and meet them for dinner - WRONG!!!!! Little did we know that this weekend was Canada's Thanksgiving and there was NO WAY you were going to drive over the border - cars were lined up for miles and miles - it didn't help any that the border guards on the Canadian side are on strike and only one or two of the lines were open. Anyway, we decided that we would walk across - which is what we did. It was much faster - we walked across the bridge (thus the first two pictures) and met the group for dinner. It only took us about 30 - 40 minutes to walk from the Niagara Falls parking lot, across the bridge, to the restaurant. It was after 8:30 by the time we left and this is the shot that I got on the way back to the American side ---------------------------------------------------------

Pretty awesome huh?????
We had a really good day today and we are going to go over to Niagara-On-The-Lake tomorrow - which is over on the Canadian side - we will also visit some of the forts from the War of 1812. Should be an interesting day - I'm looking forward to it.

I'm still having a problem with the internet here - not a good connection or something - so I have not been able to download all the pictures to the web so I can't share them tonight - but I will try and download them after we leave and start heading south again. We will have one night on the road before we get into Atlanta this weekend. If I can't do it on the road I'm sure I will be able to once we get into the State Park in Georgia.
I just wanted to say Welcome to the Blog to Bruce - Dan and I will be more than happy to give you as much information about this lifestyle as we can - if you would like to email us directly just let me know and I'll give you our email address. To the rest of you that are following along - it's good to know that you guys are there - it's keeps us going to see your comments.
Well, I'm going to sign off for tonight - I'll talk to you tomorrow!


  1. that picture of dan in that poncho is priceless. i LOLed at work!

  2. It looks like a really neat place. That's one place I've always wanted to visit. Love the picture Dad, that's a really good look for you! MWA! Can't wait to see ya'll in November!
    Love ya, Cara!!

  3. OK....what does "MWA" mean? Dad, I also love the poncho, but you still don't have your hair in a ponytail! Come on...I won't laugh!

  4. Bests me - I don't know what "MWA" means either - I'll get his hair in a ponytail yet!! Just wait and see!!!

  5. Opps - I mean 'BEATS' me - oh well!

  6. MWA is a sound! If you sound out the letters it is a kiss! Dana- Cori should know since she is into texting.


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