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Monday, August 16, 2010

Our Trip to Niagara Falls

Last month my husband and I with our two children, made the trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, breathtaking Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada.  This was an experience that I will never forget.  To be able to experience something so beautiful and majestic with my family meant so much to me and has made a lasting footprint on my heart.

There are no words to capture the feeling one feels when surrounded by the massiveness, awe-inspiring, and thunderously loud experience.

Canadian flag proudly waving in the wind from the front of the Maid of the Mist.

Both Canada and the Us share these magnificent falls but because we're Canadian we took them in from our homeland. 

These are the Horseshoe Falls, the steam rising from them adds what I call a mystic beauty.  They are massive at 170 feet high, 2,200 feet wide, and produce 90 percent of the flow of Niagara Falls. Between April and October 100,000 cubic feet of water flow over Horseshoe Falls per second but during the r of remaining part of the  the year, the flow is about half that.

Shown above is the American Falls, which is 180 feet tall  and 1,060 feet wide. It is responsible for the other 10 percent of the total flow.  If you look closely you can see the US visitors making their way up and down the steep slope.  I love this picture it really captures how small we are in comparison.

Me and my children on the the Maid of the Mist... my hubbies taking the picture!

This picture was taken as we were approaching the opening of the horseshoe, right about here is where I got all teared up and a little emotional.  I was glad my tears of joy were swallowed up in the mist... my kids would have been all to happy to tease me about how sentimental I was for the the remainder of our trip.

Well everyone that was our trip to Niagara Falls!!! Have you been or has anyone you know?  If so I would love to hear all about it, so please leave your thoughts and comments :)


PoetessWug said...

Yes, I went many years ago. One time we visiting the U.S. side...not so interesting frankly, from that side. The other time we went to the Canadian side. The view all along there is breath-taking! The park, the shopping, the food...Okay, so I'm just another awe-struck tourist!! :-)) I loved the shots you got of the boat view. I never did that. Too chicken!

Diane said...

I love Niagra Falls, and feel so fortunate that I've lived close enough to be able to vacation there alot even as a little girl with my family--incredible place!