Friday, July 24, 2009

Niagara Falls

On Monday we drove to Niagara Falls. Stacy, Laura, and I had all been before to the Canadian side, but never been to the USA side. I knew that Micah, along with Cindy and Jeff would Love it. We left The Cape right after breakfast and got to The Falls right before lunch. We had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.

As soon as we were finished we went to ride the Maid of the Mist. For those of you who don't know, it's a boat that takes you right into the falls. It's a lot of fun. I had heard before that the Canadian view of the falls is better, but now I can say that I know it's the truth! It's pretty from the US, but beautiful from Canada!

I was SO sure that Micah would love to ride the boat into the falls, but mostly he just hid his face. At least he was free :)
The ride takes less than 20 minutes and then we were off to the opposite side of the park for the Cave of the Winds. This was by far the one of the MOST FUN things that I've ever done. I LOVED IT. Here is a view of the people (in yellow ponchos) that's how close you can get!

The park is a big park...probably 1 to 1 1/2 miles across. We chose to walk instead of taking the $2 a person trolley. Micah ran the WHOLE time! He cracks me up. Most kids were being carried, or pushed in stroller, not the man.... he ran :)

When we finally made it to The Cave, Micah DID NOT want to put on another poncho. I wasn't going to miss out on going into the falls and no one else was either, so he finished pouting pretty fast and we were on our way.

First we took an elevator down down down into a cave where we walked out and were down right beside the Niagara river. Then we walked up a lot of stairs and were right in the falls!

Who in the world would pass up the chance to stand Right under Niagara Falls and get soaked? Not me! I was the first one in. Micah wasn't interested in the least, but I did get a great shot of Stace :)

Can you tell we Loved it?


Amie Kirk said...

WOW!! How beautiful!! It looks like ya'll had a great vacation!!

Cecilia said...

It looks like a lot of fun to me! It's definitely on our list of things to do while we live up here.