(click on the picture for full size, it is a really nice shot taken by Tony)

Those of you who have been reading for some time know that I was born in Niagara Falls, NY. In fact, I lived there until a few weeks before I turned 8 years old. Most of my family on my Dad’s side is still in, or close to, the Falls. Until Tony and I got married once a year or every other year, I went back to visit. Unfortunately from the year we got married until this summer we never were able to afford to go visit.

This year, while we still couldn’t really afford it, we spent the money anyway. Not only did we get to see my family, we also did some touristy things as well. You know the kind of touristy stuff that people that are from an area never do? Like now, we live just an hour from DC yet, we never do any of the things that tourists do.

Well, in Niagara Falls, that would be visiting in the Falls, taking the Maid of the Mist boat ride, things like that. Looking down on the Maid of the Mist boat tour on the Canadian side, we took the boat from the American side, so we didn’t have to fight the traffic over the Rainbow Bridge.

A video of the falls and rapids that Tony took.

While, I loved the boat ride while we were on it, the heights you have to go through, I didn’t so much. Being more than five feet of the ground (I am 5 foot 3 inches tall) is way too much for me. I tend to stay away from any type of height, but, to get to the boat, you had to be several hundred feet in the air over the river, the entire time we were going across the panic in my brain was insane. As soon as we got down to the bottom of the gorge, in line for the boat ane putting on our blue plastic ponchos I was in much better shape.

I have more to write about that weekend but, I need to let this video finish processing so I can post this, more in the next post

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