Niagara Falls   2 comments

Our last vacation stop on our big road trip (as opposed to just an in-transit stop) was Niagara Falls. We crossed the border on the sadly named “Rainbow Bridge,” after about twenty minutes in line. We parked at Niagara Falls State Park. We did the Cave of the Winds tour, which let us go down near the base of the Bridal Veil Falls.
Bridal Veil Falls

The Magic Hour was just about hour as we got back to the top. We took a look at the Horseshoe Falls as the sun set.
Horseshoe Falls

One last look at the Falls, and we began our drive back to Cincinnati. It was a great vacation, we saw and did a lot, and made some great memories.
Bridal Veil Falls, from the Top

Posted 2013-07-15 by Mr. Guilt in Summer Vacation 2013

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  1. Did you wear one of those disposable plastic ponchos they sell to tourists before they venture beneath the falls? We had one guy in our tour group who refused to buy one, even after our guide warned him he would get soaked. Tightwad tourist however claimed the guide was just trying to extort more money out of him. (Fun guy!) To everyone’s great joy, he not only got soaked, but his backpack, camera and wallet as well. Someone wondered if anyone would accept the guy’s soaking wet Canadian dollars after that.

    • The Cave of the Winds tour, as part of the fee, gave us a poncho and a pair of sandals. The poncho (the yellow ones in the picture) did their job, but didn’t really survive being taken off–mine wound up in the recycle bin. The sandals did well, if a bit ugly and ill fitting. They came home, but not sure what will become of them.

      We paid $10 parking, and $10/each for the tour. Relative to other things at Niagara (which all felt like rip-offs), it was a good deal.

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