Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Quick Stop at Niagara Falls

As we drove back to Chicago, we thought we'd take a few hours to check out Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is broken out in to four separate regions, but we opted to just visit the actual Falls--American Falls and Horseshoe Falls.

First we took a trolley around the State Park, which was pretty lame, particularly when our driver decided to get off and chat with drivers of other trolleys for 13 minutes. And it probably would have been a longer stop had Matt not gotten off and given a silent 30-yard glare at the state employees.

We then headed on over to a boat ride to get up close and personal to the Falls. First on the Observation Tower:

A quick pic of the Rainbow Bridge which connects New York, USA to Ontario, Canada:

And then on the Maid of the Mist boat tour:
(see video below)

Our journey was complete after a visit to the souvenir shop for a tree ornament (my choice) and a magnet (Matt's choice):

1 comment:

visioneer said...

I visited Niagara falls a few years ago and thought it was very impressive. Wish I had gone on the Maid of the Mist like you guys did!