Friday, June 29, 2012

Niagara Falls!

We finally went on our long-awaited trip to Niagara Falls!  Our vacation in pictures:

We stayed at Bedham Hall Bed and Breakfast.  A fantastic place  with a lovely hostess named Heather.

Our room (which Heather upgraded for us free of charge) was huge, beautiful and very comfy.

Breakfast each morning was delicious and lasted us all day until dinnertime.

Of course, we took many, many  photos of the falls.

Tag made a friend

We went for a ride on the Whirlpool AeroCar, which went across the whirlpool at the end of the Niagara River.  The way the river curves, both sides of the AeroCar are in Canada.

Every single attraction ended in the gift shop.  We couldn't resist visiting Souvenir City.

We went on several of the attractions.  The White Water Walk is along the Niagara River Gorge, further down from the falls where the river narrows, creating some Class 5 Rapids.   I didn't see why we couldn't raft them!

You can't visit Niagara Falls without going on the Maid of the Mist.  Here we received the first of our large collection of rain ponchos.

Had to stop for a snack of Bear Claws.   It's like very flat fried dough, shaped like a bear claw, and covered in honey, chocolate sauce and nuts.  Do you see the reason for the smile?

Journey Behind the Falls was another attraction.  You walk down a tunnel to two openings directly under the falls.  All you could really see was a lot of water!  But there was also an observation deck very close to the bottom of the falls.

Each night, we saw rainbows as the sun hit the mist that was constantly emanating from the falls.

At night, they light up the falls in all different colors.

The Falls area also had its tacky side.  Clifton Hill advertises "The Street of Fun at the Falls".

We ate dinner at Rain Forest Cafe

One day, we went over to the American side of the Falls.  We walked across the Rainbow Bridge, where we were able to be in two countries at once.

The American Falls

The Cave of the Winds was an attraction that allowed you to walk on wooden walkways up the side of the American Falls.  The top deck was called the "Hurricane Deck" for a reason!

Despite the complimentary rain poncho, we were soaked!

We walked around to the Niagara River above the falls, and I snuck my feet in!

We went up to the top of the Skylon Tower, for the most spectacular view of the falls we saw.

The Butterfly Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Tag loved Bird Kingdom

And finally, we went to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see Lake Ontario.

It was another fun-filled, exciting adventure for Karen and Tag!

1 comment:

Kate C. said...

One of my very favorite places. I grew up in Rochester, about 75 miles east of there.