Niagara Falls

Today we spent the day at Niagara Falls after breakfast at IHOP.  Talk about a completely different dining experience than we had last night for dinner.  Let’s just say that the waitress didn’t get our usual 20% tip.  After we parked ($5 for the whole day!!), we got our Adventure Pass tickets.  For $39.95 (CDN) each for me and Ryan, we got to do the Maid of the Mist boat tour, Niagara’s Fury, Journey Behind the Falls, and White Water Walk.  We also got unlimited rides on the People Mover bus and a discount on dinner at the Riverview International Buffet.  It was a great deal and we had a great time seeing everything.  The Maid of the Mist boats actually go really close to the Falls and you get wet.  But they give out rain ponchos so you don’t get wet.  We also got ponchos for the Niagara’s Fury and Journey Behind the Falls.  Robert really enjoyed everything and did a really good job of holdinng mine or Ryan’s hand the whole day.  We did A LOT of walking and I know all three of us are going to sleep really good tonight.  Dinner at the buffet was pretty good.  Lots of different kinds of food, and I even tried sushi.  Nope.  Not for me.

Maid of the Mist – lots of fun on the boat.  Thankful for the ponchos or we would have gotten soaked from the falls.  But I got some good close up pics.  Robert wanted to do it again when we got back.

Niagara’s Fury – really neat cartoon on how the Niagara Falls were "made", starting in the ice age.  And then we went into a different room with a screen that went all the way around and the floor moved and it snowed and rained and the falls splashed us.  It was a really cool 4-D experience on the Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls – we walked behind the Falls in man-made tunnels.  There were 2 observation portals truly behind the falls and then an observation deck just to the side of them.  It was neat being behind the falls and hearing all that water going over.

White Water Walk – went down a long elevator in 30 seconds and then out on the boardwalk along the river.  There were a couple of places to go down steps to go look at the Class 6 rapids in the river.

Other stuff – we did a few of the places along the street – a kid’s play area but adults could go in too, Block City which is a mega Lego-land.  And the guy that built everything (Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate Bridge, many scale model trains, an airport, and much much more all of Legos) was there.  It was really neat both seeing all the stuff he built out of Legos and talking with the guy that did it.  And then we went to the Guiness Book of World Records Museum.  It was pretty neat.

It felt good to be back in our hotel room and finally get our damp socks and shoes off.  Boy did we have STINKY feet.  Yuck.  LOL  We just spent the rest of the evening relaxing.  I’m going to crochet on a dishcloth for a little bit to close out the day.

Today’s high:  79
Current:  69

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