Hello! I have another travel post for you today because I haven't had any time to be in my craft room to create anything for weeks. In fact, I haven't been home other than to sleep and take a shower for the past two weeks. If I'm not at my full time job, I've been at my church decorating it for Christmas. My own house is just falling apart. The houseplants haven't been watered for two weeks, my dishes and laundry keep piling up, and I still have fall decorations up. It's ridiculous. Today, the fall decorations will come down as I finally have a day off, although I'm really not happy about having to go outside in below zero temps to remove them. They are probably all frozen in the ground by now. It's been ridiculously cold here in Wisconsin.
Anyway, enough ranting about my lack of time and back to my travel post. As most of you probably already know, I've been posting pictures and stories of our August Vacation to New Hampshire/Vermont for months now, and I'm happy to tell you that I'm just about at the end of this journey as I wrap up this series with a couple of posts about Niagara Falls. Now, for some reason, although I've heard about Niagara Falls my entire life, I really had no desire to go there. I don't really know why, maybe because it's very 'touristy' and I don't generally like 'touristy' activities. But on our three day journey to the east coast, we had to drive right past Niagara Falls so we thought, 'We might as well as stop and take a look, because this might be the only chance we'll ever get to see it'. And I'm so happy that we did because we had the time of our lives!
The first thing we did when we got to Niagara Falls was to take the Maid of the Mist boat ride. What a blast that was! The boat takes you on a short tour of all the waterfalls and takes you very, very close to the falls themselves. And you get soaking wet….the plastic ponchos are a must! Here is one of the boats as it glides past the first waterfall.
My husband felt so uncomfortable wearing his poncho…the hot sun was beating down on us as we waiting for the boat, and the thin plastic just sticks to your skin.
But once we boarded the boat are misery was soon forgotten because you get so close to the falls that the mist of the falls really cools you off quickly.
There was a lot more to see and do in Niagara Falls other than ride the Maid of the Mist, so I will finish up with more pictures and stories in a later post.
Have a great day! Amy