The Falls Day 2!

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view from ramp to go onto the Maid of the Mist!
The second day I decided I wanted to go on Maid of the Mist!  That was an awesome boatride that I got great shots of the American Falls and was taken into the center of the Horseshoe Falls!  It was unbelievable!  I had such a great time talking to other tourists on the boat.  Standing near me was one lady from Cleveland, Ohio and two young men who were from Africa!  We were all enjoying the ride and got pretty wet!

As we pull out of the Horseshoe Falls, I realize there is a sign for the Under the Falls tour.  I decide to go on that tour as well!  I had to walk all the way back over to the Horseshoe Falls since the Maid of the Mist is closer to the tourist street and American Falls.  At first Under the Falls tour was just tunnels.
me with the View of the American Falls from the Under The Falls!
  I had not realized that once off the elevator I could have gone left and directly to the Horseshoe Falls.  Basically, you end up standing a few yards above the water level and only a few yards away from the falls themselves!  To say the least I was completely DRENCHED afterwards!  I had thought I had gotten pretty wet on the Maid of the Mist but you get SOAKED on this tour.  They give you the poncho's on both tours which do help some.  Actually, the tunnels give some information about the falls history.  There is a sign which shows how the water had eroded the Falls to what they are now.  Also, another sign telling a story of a child surviving a fall over the Falls!

After both tours, I meet my friends back in the hotel room before we go to dinner.  We decided to go to Hooters which is near our hotel.  Wherever we go we end up having a Hooters near our hotel, so it's part of tradition that we have to go to dinner one night there.  We end up having a very cool waitress who basically told the regulars that were dancing more than we were to come over and talk to us.  We end up talking to 3 really nice and funny Canadians!  Unfortunately since my camera got so wet from Under the Falls tour there aren't any photos of the guys:(  So my last night in Canada was definitely fun:)
sylviandavid says:
What kind of bar is hooters?? (should I know this?) It sounds fun that your waitess was cool. We always say they make or break a meal.... and she made it for you....
Posted on: Feb 12, 2008
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view from ramp to go onto the Mai…
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me with the View of the American …
mere yards away from the Horseshoe…
mere yards away from the Horsesho…
American Falls while on Maid of th…
American Falls while on Maid of t…
yes those are birds on that rock!
yes those are birds on that rock!
Double rainbow while in the middle…
Double rainbow while in the middl…
Me in front of the American Falls …
Me in front of the American Falls…
Horseshoe Falls with Maid of the M…
Horseshoe Falls with Maid of the …
View from the Under the Falls tunn…
View from the Under the Falls tun…
Erosion of the horseshoe falls!
Erosion of the horseshoe falls!
some info about the falls!
some info about the falls!
another double rainbow with the ho…
another double rainbow with the h…
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Journey behind the falls (which i called Under the falls in my blog) shows you the tunnels under the Horseshoe Falls. There are many signs showing th… read entire review
Niagara Falls Sights & Attractions review
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