August 16, 2012

Niagara Falls

My niece, Jill, and her two kids have been in town from Washington. Since they live so far away, it was great to see them. We don't see them very often.

We thought it would be fun to go to Niagara Falls.

I took this photo from out on the end of this...

..the observation deck.

We planned on going down to ride on the Maid of the Mist.

Doesn't it look so far away?

There was 18 of us in all, we went down to the lower gorge and got on the boat. We had those lovely and stylish blue ponchos to put on. But it was so hot in the sun, they were sticking to our skin.

So Little V wore only the hood.

But as we got closer to the Canadian Falls, we got doused with water. It was like a rain storm. The captain of the boat stayed in the same spot for about 5 minutes and we got drenched. There was so much mist, we couldn't even look up to see the falls. We laughed so hard. Then the boat started listing because we were in the rapids at the bottom of the falls. It was hilarious. So nice to make memories with family that I don't get to see that often.


The view towards Canada.

A picnic lunch.


This tour is called The Cave of the Winds. It basically is standing under the falls water as it comes down. You can get really soaked especially if you go all the way to the top of the deck. It's called the Hurricane Deck. We took the kids when they were younger. It is so much fun.

A group decided they wanted to go down and have a look (or a shower).

This is the before...

...this is the after.

Everyone got a new pair of sandals.

A view from the brink.
Hope you all are making memories with your families this summer!

Thanks for stopping in. :)


  1. You got some really good pictures of Niagara Falls.
    I like the rainbow in the corner of the one of the Maid of the Mist.
    I was there last fall and it was cold and rainy but still fun. I'm still wearing my sandals!

  2. Really nice pics your blog reminds me my last year Niagara Falls trip. Maid of the Mist really the most adventurous experience for every one.