The Falls! (or visiting a distant cousin)
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Growing up with the last name of "Falls", the jokes went 2 ways: jokes of tripping and falling down, or jokes of being related to every waterfall that has been named by man. So, it was surreal to me to see my former last name plastered all over the place! I did kinda feel like I was visiting a relative! :)
Anyway, after a lovely breakfast at the inn, we head out for the falls. Warning: nobody ever tells you that you will get soaking wet when you go to Niagara! So this is YOUR fair warning! I guess at the height of summer, it would be refreshing...but not in 40-degree weather! Scott and I did go prepared with water-resistant coats, but no hats or umbrella.
We arrived and walked along the river until we got to the part where all the spray was raining back down.
The mist and spray from the falls goes up hundreds of feet into the air! We were able to see it from the airplane when landing in Buffalo! (we didn't realize what it was at first...thought it was just fog or something) All that spray creates permanent rainbows....well, I guess as long as the sun is out!
We wanted to do the Maid of the Mist, the boat ride that takes you really close to the falls, but it was closed for the season.