Sunday, July 12, 2009

Niagara Falls

I'm just finding a quiet moment to go through some more pictures of our trip. I go back to work tomorrow after a week and a half of vacation. It's a dreary rainy day here so I don't feel quilty about being inside, doing laundry, baking cookies, grabbing a few moments to read a good book and catch up on some blogging.

We spent some time at Niagara Falls on our way back home. Having grown up in New York, I'd visited the times several time as a child. It was fun taking the kids there for their first visit.

I've always loved going to the Canadian side to see the falls but we decided too late in the game to visit and I didn't have time to get passports for the kids. What a bummer. I'm getting on that now so we don't have that problem in the future. We decided to do the Maid of the Mist boat tour so they could see the Horseshoe Falls from the water.

They didn't know what to expect when we were handed these lovely blue ponchos and neither kid was very excited about going!

I love the look on Elise's face when she realizes that something fun was about to happen!

Love, love, love seeing the falls from the water. There is something so magical about it. Such natural beauty and force beyond anything that human hands could create.

We then hiked up the access point to view the falls up close and personal! Now that I have 2 kids clamoring to take pictures, we often end up with a good one of Perry and me.

Kids - with poncho (Carson still has his in his room...what IS he going to do with THAT?!?)

Kids - without ponchos.

We then had to walk along the river leading up to the falls. Again, it was amazing to see from the top. Elise had to give us her "fabulous" pose.

Both kids enjoyed the visit after their initial hesitation. They thought it was "cool" and worth the time. If you haven't visited, it's well worth your time.


Sandra said...

I love Niagra Falls. Looks like a great visit!

The Morris Family said...

Such wonderful pics! Would love to go to the Falls...we have been talking about getting up there - glad to know that your kiddos thought it was "cool" and had such a good time!
Have a good week!

Vivian M said...

I LOVE Niagara! And to think at one point we were in Buffalo, just 19 miles away!
Glad the kids got to experience on of the wonders of our world. Hope they get passports so they can come visit (us!) the Canadian side!