Sunday, October 9, 2011

Niagara Falls

Last weekend I surprised John with a weekend trip to Niagara Falls for his birthday. I accidentally let it slip where we were going a couple of days beforehand but it was still a nice little get away :)
Niagara Falls
We took Friday off of work so we could fly into Buffalo and get the rental car at a decent time. Niagara is only about thirty minutes from the Buffalo airport so we got in around 1pm. It was perfect timing for us to eat lunch and then explore the falls.
American Falls
It had been raining some on and off but luckily by the time we finished lunch it stopped raining and the sun came out making for a beautiful afternoon!
Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Falls)
Of course we had to do the Maid of the Mist boat tour, I mean you can't go to Niagara Falls and not :)
It was a little bit chilly but we braved through! Even though we had ponchos the wind and spray is so powerful that you can't help but get a little wet. We kept having to take our glasses off to see because they would be covered in spray :)
After the boat ride we went to the next falls related activity which was the behind the falls tour. 
We got to go out on a platform near the base of the falls where you could see behind the falls. We also went through a series of tunnels that had openings along the way. The openings were directly behind the falls and it was amazing to be that close to so much power! 
After all that fun we got some warm drinks and sat overlooking the falls for a while :)
By the time we were ready for dinner we were so tired we just ate at the hotel restaurant and then crashed.

Saturday and Sunday we ventured away from the falls but I'll tell you about the rest of the weekend in another post since this post already has tons of pictures :)

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