Finally! A trip out of New England to explore a new (at least for me) place. I wanted a place to share all of the photos I took with my camera and a place to tell friends and family about the trip in general. So, through my tired eyes, here’s a quick recap of the trip! (All photos are my own!)
I’ve never been to Niagara Falls and being the nature lover that I am, I was so excited to see something so natural and beautiful.
In front of the American Falls our first day there.
The bridge from Canada to the U.S. (and vice versa)
The American Falls and the Canadian Falls
The weather was pretty perfect. Sunny both days we wanted to explore.
Our hotel had beautiful grounds and this small courtyard. (Hi David!)
On our first full day there, David and I decided to do the Journey Behind the Falls since I was too chicken to go on the Maid of the Mist. Instead, I took a photo from above with my feet on the ground.
On the Journey Behind the Falls you get to stand at the base of the Canadian Falls which was pretty insane. The Canadian Horseshoe Falls erodes 1 foot every 10 years and the drop is 170ft high, and is a major source of hydraulic power in the area. We got to walk literally behind the falls (bottom picture) and see tunnels that were made specifically to maintain them. The Niagara River flows at 35 mph so I can only imagine how fast it was falling right in front of us. So freaking cool.
The second day David and I decided to try the sky tower to see the falls from above then have lunch from one of the many falls view restaurant. How crazy is this view?!?
The view from our last dinner of the trip. So beautiful!
750ft above the falls! A nice husband and wife snapped this for us and then the wife and I closed our eyes all the way back down. Guess I wasn’t the only one trying not to have a panic attack being in teeny elevator so high! (Sidebar: this is one of 4 jumpsuits I’ll be living in this summer.)
And now the countdown begins to Virginia Beach with my family. That’s always a party!
“Travel brings power and love back to your life.”- Rumi