We woke up early this morning to head out to Niagara Falls, we stayed in a nice Days Inn just outside "the Falls" so we were only about 10 minuets away. When we got to there it was a bit overcast and chilly. But we took in the amazing sight anyway. WOW it really is something. It's huge. It wasn't as loud as I thought it would be though.
We took the kids to the aquarium to satisfy their curious minds. It was small but nice. They had penguins, sharks, and really cute sea lions. By the time we left the aquarium the sun was out and it was beautiful.
When we walked back to the falls and took another look it was so much clearer and we got sight of a rainbow or as Peter called it a "mistbow". It was really something. I was too chicken to go on "the Maid of the Mist" a boat that takes you pretty close to the bottom of the falls. We bought a trolley ticket and headed for a different adventure. We chose to do "the cave of the winds" tour. This tour brings you as close to the Falls as you can get. First you get a new pair of sandals...no kidding. Peter and debated if they were new or just cleaned but the girl informed us they were new. Why do you need sandals? Well you also get a yellow rain poncho. Any guesses why you need that? You get completely soaked! You take an elevator ride down to the bottom of the falls. You then walk up a series of wooden stairs that are just feet away from the the water rushing over the falls. You get a Niagara Falls shower. There was one spot where to few brave stood and they literally were engulfed in water. We didn't dare. Elijah especially loved this. He had a huge smile on his face the whole time and when it was done he said "Let's do it again". After the tour you dispose of your ponchos and you can donate your sandals to a charity that gives them people in undeveloped countries. So they got all the Pellerin's sandals. I thought that was really thoughtful for them to do that.
After the "the cave of the winds" tour we got back on the trolley and called it a day. I couldn't believe how many people were there. I mean mobs of people from all over the world. We were a long way from Topsfield.
We ended the day in Montpelier OH...almost to the state line into Indiana. We drove from Niagara Falls to our resting spot in about 7 hours. We stopped at a Ramada Inn because they had an indoor pool and I promised the boys a swim if they were good and they were so my promise was kept.
Here's the "Mistbow"
The falls you see closest are the American Falls...the one in the back are the horseshoe and are on the Canadian side.
At the base of the American Side.
Ready to get wet!