I’ve never been to Niagara Falls before, so the only experience I have had with this natural wonder is through movies and school, Niagara Falls being touted as one of the “Seven Wonders” of the world.
They weren’t lying!
And it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day than yesterday for viewing the falls on the American side -----
The day was warm, mid 70s ---and jackets weren’t needed until you got down to the mist. Not that the mist was cold, it was just dang wet!
My first view!
It doesn’t look like much is falling here, but that’s because I haven’t made it down to the viewing rail yet. There were crowds of people and we had to take our turns to get in and get what photos we could.
Long before you see the falling water – you HEAR the thunderous roar. Can you imagine what explorers thought when they first discovered this place? Wow.
Closer to the edge where things just PLUNGE!
Wow, is it ever windy!
And then…things just fall over!
I honestly could not see the bottom due to the mist and spray ----and the roar of the water is deafening.
Just a little video to give you an idea!
Sorry about the beginning of the video..I got the guy in front of me and his shorts and sandals --LOL!
Here on the river you can see the “Maid of the Mist” boats!
We didn’t have time to do the Maid of the Mist boats this time because we were meeting up in North Tonawanda with some other gals for dinner. I will tell you though, that my phone was pinging like crazy with warnings of international data usuage – what you see across the river is CANADA! My phone went quickly into airplane mode and stayed there until I was sure I was far enough from the border….I may not have PERSONALLY stepped foot into Canada, but my phone sure thought I did!
The skyline on the Canadian side as the sun fell ---
It was an amazing visit.
If you are anywhere Niagara Falls --- SEE IT. I don’t care if your hubby or significant other or screaming children think it will be “BORING”. It’s magnificent….to think of all the thousands of years that water has flowed NORTH from one great lake to the other ---and all of the generations of people who have stopped in wonder.
And to realize that it will still be flowing northward and plunge from one height to another depth long after I’m gone ---timeless.
I’m writing this from Atlanta – my fight boards in an hour….
Today’s hexie stitching during my flight from Buffalo to Atlanta!
When I finish this upper blue row…this section will be ready to add to the “mother ship”! I feel like I’ve been working on this project forever, and yet I’m thinking as a travel-only project it probably has a couple of years to go until the top is done. It’s all captive time while I’m sitting somewhere away from a machine ---
Oh, and one more thing I found VERY touching today ---a photo I took while walking the terminal in Buffalo:
Life lessons are found EVERYWHERE!!
This wall ad just brings me so much joy. Never stop learning. Never stop pursuing. Never stand still. Always move forward, embrace what lies ahead.
Catch you from the home front, everyone!