If you come to Niagara Falls, NY, be sure to have your passport so you can cross to the Canadian side. Much better view of the falls. We had a wonderful day there. We stayed for the lighting of the falls which took place about 9:15 pm. Lots of things to do on the Canadian side.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The butterfly conservatorium is 7 miles from the falls. We rode the people mover to get there. I had a great time, could have spent all day watching the butterflies. They were landing on my hat, my camera, and my fingers. Gary decided to have a yogurt while I was enjoying nature.
Many people have tried to go over Niagara Falls, most for their own reasons. The Daredevil museum has some of the items that those people used to risk their lives. Some lived, some did not.
a 63 year old school teacher was the first to go over the falls in a barrel. She lived. She hoped she would find fame and fortune. She found fame, but died penniless.
this guy made it over alive, but it took them too long to find him and he suffocated
This was the third time for Dave.
Okay, do the know the following tune to the following words? “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal, fifteen miles on the Erie Canal. She’s a good ole worker and a good ole pal, fifteen miles on the Erie Canal.” We took a boat trip though locks 35 and 34 on the Erie Canal. Wonderful day. Gary also fished the canal but didn’t have any luck.
locks up ahead. the upside down bridge. The railroads did not like the canal so they put up this bridge so the higher part was closer to the water.
locks took us up 50’, 25’ at a time.
america’s widest bridge, 100 yards wide
Very small aquarium, but we did see some species of fish we had not seen before. We also got to sea a sea lion show, which was good, and a magic show all included in the price of the museum ticket. Had a great time.
sitting on an egg.
We stopped off at the Aero tram and decided we would ride it across the whirlpool. Only after we were in the middle of the trip, did we learn that it had been running since 1916. Sure hope they had changed those cables. Great time. We started on one side of the car and when we got to the other side of the gorge, we rotated sides. Neat idea.
whirlpool jet boat. We did this also. Great trip. Got soaking wet. We went through class 5 rapids. Good thing we took a change of clothes with us.
class 6 rapids.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wow! What a great day. We drove into Niagara Falls planning on going on the Maid of the Mist. We parked in the first parking lot and went inside the store where we bought tour tickets for $59 each. (they were $69 across the street) The tickets included our fairs to Maid of the Mist and the Wind Cave. We were able to get on the first bus. Our tour guide was terrific. He explained all about the falls and took us to the Whirlpool, Dare Devil Museum, Three sisters, Goat Island, and made sure we got onto our attractions quickly. We got on the top deck for the Maid of the Mist Tour. The smile on Gary’s face was priceless.
Maid of the Mist tour
Cave of the Winds tour
Really enjoyed the rainbows