Don & Sandi at "home", back in the Stockton area.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Niagara Falls


We spent Sunday at Niagara Falls.  Wow. We had a great time as we took a ride on the "Maid of the Mist" boat that cruises past American Falls, and then goes almost into Horseshoe Falls.   We had our blue slickers on, but it was still like being in a downpour as we were so close to the cascading water.  The wind, the blowing water, and the thunderous noise of the falls is spectacular.  If you haven't taken this ride, it is truly a "bucket list" experience.

We walked around to the various scenic viewing areas for both Horseshoe Falls and American Falls.  It is amazing how you can walk up to the railing just a few feet away from where tons of water falls over the cliff every second.  Breathtaking.

We then put on yellow slickers and took the "Cave of the Winds" hiking trail.  We walked to the base of the American Falls and got drenched again. The highlight of the trail was reaching what is called the "hurricane deck".  We were literally at the base of the American Falls (specifically Bridal Veil Falls); and when the wind blew just the right way, we were pelted with huge water drops from the waterfall.  They were so big and moving so fast and so frequently that it was actually painful when they hit.  Great fun!

We then ended the day with ice cream.  Sort of a perfect day, huh?  Off to Cooperstown (and the Baseball Hall of Fame) tomorrow.

Take care.
Don & Sandi

1 comment:

  1. Okay, okay. I am so jealous of your adventures! I particularly enjoyed Don on Hurricane Deck :)