Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Niagra Falls

After our trip to Palmyra we headed west to the Canadian side of Niagra Falls. None of us had ever been to Canada so it was neat to be able to cross a bridge and all of a sudden be in another country. The falls were magestic and we walked all along the observation path admiring both the American and Canadian falls. The drop off is so instantaneous and steep between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, it was a bit scary to be so close. Mandi and I took Sara and Cameron to a 4-D experience where you stand in a circular room and they play a movie all around you. you get snowed and rained on, the floor moves and water flows all around you like a waterfall. I thought Cameron would be fine with it so I ignored the warning that it may not be suitable for kids under seven. I was wrong. Cameron was absolutely petrified and I ended up having to hold him during most of it while he cried and his little heart pounded a mile a minute. Sara seemed to do just fine... Needless to say, Cameron was less than excited to go on our next stop, the Maid of the Mist boat ride that takes you right up to the falls. We all donned our brightest blue rain ponchos and climbed aboard. It was quite a ride! The water was choppy and the spray and wind got us all soaked. But it was an experience I don't think any of us will forget. We probably could've spent several days there with all of the fun activities and places to visit, but we hit the road the next morning and returned home. This was our first long road trip with the boys and I could not believe how well they did. I kept asking Jeremy in the car whose kids we had back there because they were so good and quiet and we didn't even have to use the DVD player very much. All in all, it was such a fun trip and we were so grateful that we invited ourselves along with Mike, Mandi, Sara and Luke. We are lucky to have such a great friends.


Kristine said...

Ah the falls, haven't changed in years, glad your trip to New York was good! Hopefully next time we can meet up!

Mandi said...

We had so much fun too! The slide-show was a good idea. I may have to copy you on that one cause we took a million pictures!!! I'll get around to it one of these afernoons...:)