We were fortunate enough last week to head to upstate New York and visit my folks. They live less than two hours from one of the most amazing sights in the entire world, Niagara Falls. A couple of weeks ago I saw that guy tight rope walk his way into Canada and it was that moment I decided that we should make a return visit to one of the Wonders of the World. See it WAS a brilliant marketing ploy and I am sure that I wasn't the only one who decided that do to go for a visit that day.
This is actually our second trip to the Falls with the family. Our first trip we took almost six years ago before Carter was even born. Tyler was just turning two at the time and while he didn't like the idea of getting soaked on the Maid of the Mist, he seemed to really enjoy it. Aside from the Falls you will notice something about the entire area. The Canadian side is much more developed than the American side. Canada has every tourist trap known to man while the American side has nothing to offer except for the opportunity to get right up next to the falls. The neighborhood around the falls on the American side leaves a lot to be desired as there are boarded up buildings only a few blocks away. It really is pretty sad having this amazing site and literally two blocks away it looks like a bomb went off. If you go, bring your passport and go into Canada, it's a way better experience. I hope you enjoy this weeks Wednesday's Window.
|From the Canadian Side|
|From the American side on Luna Island|
|Getting ready for the Maid of the Mist|
|Right up next to the falls|
|You forget how many rocks have fallen off over the years|
|Looking up at the people on Goat Island|
|Underneath Horseshoe Falls|
|The American Falls|
|Amazing how you can stand within 10 feet of the plunge|
|Even more amazing that you can stand underneath the falls|
It really is breath taking.
In the coming weeks I will share with you some more amazing waterfalls that I have seen in Upstate New York. It amazes me just how many there are up there. Each more beautiful than the other