Wednesday – watery edition

Two years ago today, we were in Niagara Falls. My camera is still at the Nikon hospital, so what better time than now to dig through the archives? All of these photos were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5600, because that was the only camera I had then. Just like now. *sob* I’m okay, really. On to the photos.

I love Niagara Falls and have been there numerous times. I belonged to a Drum and Bugle Corps when I was teenager and there were two major competitions held in Niagara Falls each year. That was a long time ago though and though Larry had also visited as a kid, we had never gone together. In July of 2006, we celebrated our 30th Wedding Annivesary so the kids [Ellyn & Jason and Lauren & Steve] gave us a gift certificate to stay at the Red Coach Inn for a little getaway. We finally took advantage of it in September. These are just a few of the photos I took while we were there.
The American Falls, taken from the Canadian side
The Canadian Falls, taken from Table Rock – I loved how the edge of the falls looked, like green glass. It amazes me how many people walk up the falls and just glance over the side and then walk away. I could stand and watch the water spill over all day.This is the river, right above Bridal Veil Falls, on Goat IslandWe enjoyed ourselves so much that we we decided to go back for New Years Eve that year. We wanted to see the Falls in the winter time. Unfortunately [and unbelievably], it was 50 degrees and pouring rain on NYE. We did have a spectacular meal in the Red Coach’s fantastic restaurant and got to see the first round of fireworks though. The next night we went on this – the Skywheel on the Canadian side. No one who knows me could believe I went on this thing because they know how I feel about high places. I don’t even like to stand on a chair to get something down from a high shelf. Going on this was even my idea and though I had a “holy &*#%” moment when it began to move, it was fun. Well, except for the screaming terror and all, but I am still glad we did it.Larry wanted to visit the power plant that is up the river. It was very interesting, but I especailly liked this huge marble plaque just outside the visitor center. It was donated for the spot by the Niagara Falls Council of Churches.Finally, the Rainbow Bridge and friend, taken over the American Falls, from Goat Island.We are thinking about going back for New Years Eve again this year – maybe it would even be cold?

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14 Responses to Wednesday – watery edition

  1. Bear Naked says:

    I love visiting Niiagara Falls in the winter time when it is cold.
    The trees are amazing looking then.

    Bear((( )))

  2. Mental P Mama says:

    I have never been there. And it is high on the list…now I really want to go. GMA was there yesterday, and they did a beautiful job of capturing the majesty.

  3. Ellyn says:

    I can’t wait to go back. Will you watch the kids?

  4. Ashmystir says:

    I was born in Buffalo. Not too far from there. Moved away when I was 2 so I don’t rememeber any of it. I hope to see it in person some day. Those pics are gorgeous!


  5. Country Girl says:

    I’ve never been! And I don’t mind your archives at all. I do wish, for your sake, that your Nikon comes home soon. At least it will be free of charge!!

  6. Adventure girl wanna be says:

    I want to go so bad! Gorgeous, gorgeous photography;)

  7. Laura ~Peach~ says:

    awesome love the rainbow… I have never been there but someday would love to visit… I dont think I could do the skywheel… how scary!

  8. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    Thanks for the tour. I’ve never been to New York State, let alone the falls.

    Your camera should be back soon, shouldn’t it?

  9. Tiff says:

    THose pictures are amazing. I would love to visit there again someday! I visited via the Black Boxes!

  10. Egghead says:

    Amazing. My son just moved to Buffalo for graduate school and he has already been to Niagra. He said it was beautiful but this is amazing. He also went on over to Toronto as well. We plan to visit him soon so I am looking forward to this.

  11. Weezee says:

    so lovely. I want to go!

  12. Flea says:

    I’ve never been that far north and east. Your photos are beautiful (as always!). Man! That would be a great trip.

  13. willow says:

    Lovely pix! I haven’t seen the falls in ages!!

  14. bermudabluez says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! My husband and I used to go to the Falls every single year for Valentines Weekend. The Falls are just gorgeous at that time of year. Bundle up! It is brutally cold, but the ice formations are well worth the trip! We haven’t been there for about four years now, but I’m sure they are still just as beautiful. Love the rainbow!! There used to be a feeling of solitude there during the winter. I’m not sure it’s still like that with all of the casinos now?

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