July 11, 2012

Wednesday's Window... Niagara Falls

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
Horseshoe Falls.
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

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  1. Hope your family had fun. I just got home yesterday from Niagara Falls and visiting family. 

  2. It looks like it was a great day! I would love to go to Niagara Falls. It is one of the many places in the United States I hope to visit someday. In fact, as many places as I would like to see I am not sure one lifetime is enough....sigh

  3. It was a lot of fun and the poutine was great too!

  4. I guess we need a few lifetimes. I too won't get to everything.

  5. Amazing pictures. Can you believe I've never been,mexcept when I was really little and I don't remember? An excuse to go now...

  6. There are a lot of things to do on the Canadian side. Wacky museums, IMAX theaters. We made a whole drive through upstate NY. You can go visit my folks.

  7. Great pics.  Love the power/awesomeness of Mother Nature.  Thanks for sharing.

  8. Poutine!  That's all I saw and I had to barge in and comment on this thread that nothing to do with me.  Sorry.  Poutine!

  9. You got some amazing photos.  Are those with your phone or did you bring a fancy camera?