Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Great AmeriCanadian Road Trip:Niagara Falls

Day 2,we enjoyed the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

(thankfully,the breakfast nook had sf syrup.And Diet Coke,so I was good to go)


Standing on the ledge...
the amount of water that goes over every second is astounding.
Going "over the falls" is like flinging oneself off a 20 story building & hitting concrete at 200 mph,the undertow is very powerful & that is what kills people-they can't get back to the surface.


We opted out of the boat ride,it looked lame anyway.You don't go anywhere near the waterfall.(s,there are two)But the Journey behind the Falls was pretty cool,you go down an elevator & right up near the (Horseshoe)Falls.The iPhone stayed in my backpack,as one gets exceedingly wet from the blowing mist.

Right time,right place for a rainbow!

(the Rainbow Bridge)

Forays into the Gift Shoppe..

Went to see the IMAX movie about the history of the Falls. The first person to go over(in a well padded barrel)was a schoolteacher(& her cat). They both survived,but no immortal fame & wealth would result...she would die,penniless,17 or so years later.

There have been quite a few attempts,& a few deaths to boot.Not a good idea,even if you survive,you have to pay the fines/perhaps do jail time because it is illegal to go over the falls.

We can cross that place off the Bucket List was pretty cool.

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1 comment:

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

It's been so long since I have been, the pictures are beautiful but I know they don't do the Falls justice. The rainbow shots are awesome!