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Niagara Falls..slowly I turned...

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Hehe..couldn't resist. As most of you know Greg and I went to Niagara Falls for the first time for our vacation. It was so unbelievable! The beauty and wonder of it all! I'm not even sure I can describe it all, but I have pictures and they don't even do it justice.

The first day we were there, Greg said, it's another Alamo, lots of talk but not much show, that is till he actually saw the Falls. LOL! He was so amazed, what a stinker. LOL! We walked and walked and looked at the rapids which were amazing too. We pretty much spent the entire day around that area walking and taking pictures.

See the little boat? It's not so little. :) We did a tour the second day there. We rode on that, the Maid of the Mist. Oh yea! If you don't put the little raincoat on they give you, you WILL be wet, but oh so worth it. They took us right between the American and the Canadian Falls and water spray, mist, beauty! You just have to stand and thank the Lord for blessing us with such a wonderful sight to look at! And at night!!

The Canadian side shines colored lights over to light up the falls like a rainbow. Awesome! Many more people show up at night and gather to see the light show than any other time of the day.
The size is amazing when you're at the bottom looking up.

And the edge looks as if you can just fall off the end of the earth.

Of course you can't miss the natural rainbow the spray makes when the sun is hitting it.

And I do have other pictures on my photo page.
We walked out on and observation tower and were able to take some pictures from there. And we also went on the cave of the winds tour.

It was amazing! You could get close enough to touch the water fall! Lots of steps though that we didn't climb, silly me fell on a cobble stone path the night before and twisted my ankle. My shoes were wonderful though and gave me enough support that I didn't have any pain, just hard to go up and down a lot of steps.
The best thing I can say about this trip was that it was so amazing I can't do it justice with words. Greg and I had the time of our lives there and kind of didn't want it to come to an end. But..we were both totally exhausted from all the walking and tours we took that I don't think we could have done anything else.
On the tour we also went to the whirlpool. The water turns counter clockwise because it can't make a right turn to follow the flow of the river and no one knows why. As it comes around it goes under the water coming into the area and then continues on it's path. Between midnight and 8 a.m. both the American and Canadian side, shuts down the falls to harness some of the power for electric. Only then will the river go low enough for the whirlpool to go clockwise and follow the natural path.
I'm pretty sure you're getting tired of hearing about this for now, but I just had to try to explain the beauty of Niagara Falls.
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    I went to the Falls when my kids were teenagers and we just loved it! Your pictures are beautiful. We went on the stairs up to the falls wearing our raincoats... just amazing! I'm so glad you had such a lovely trip.
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    1786 days ago
    Awhhh, it is so amazing isn't it?!! I've never been but my parents and their BFF's went and said the same things you are saying. I'll have to go soon!

    Love the pictures! So glad you shared your trip... I loved reading it! I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time with hubby! Happy anniversary!!! hee hee.

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    1788 days ago
    We went when i was a small child and I was so nervous that my little brother or sister might fall off the steps into the falls! But, I was awe struck even as a child! I'm so glad you had such an awesome time! I thought you would've stayed all weekend! I'm glad the 2 of you enjoyed your trip and were awed by the beauty and magnificance of it all! Thanks for sharing.
    1788 days ago
    I am so happy that you got to go on your trip and that it was everything you hoped it would be! You deserve it! emoticon emoticon
    1788 days ago
    What amazing pictures!!! I am so glad you had such a great time!!!
    1788 days ago
    what a great time you had. so glad you got to experience it.
    1788 days ago
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