A visit to Niagara Falls

I haven’t been to Niagara Falls in years, one of the main reasons was the crowds (something I am not a big fan of being disabled, easily bumped by others, and knocked down). So when my friend Suzanne was visiting me, and had travelled fourteen hours by plane, I figured I would just have to suck it up and deal with my crowd issues. We arrived in Niagara Falls before lunch, giving us plenty of time to walk from the parking lot located at the end of the falls, to the Skylon Tower where we were to have lunch.

The last time I was in the Skylon Tower was on my honeymoon ~ some twenty-eight years ago, it was night, and you really couldn’t see much. This time, we had a beautiful sunny day, so when we were seated in the restaurant, and luckily enough to have a window seat with a direct view of the falls, the scene was spectacular. Well in the restaurant, staff does not bother you as you snap picture after picture.

View of the Canadian and American Falls
Canadian and American Falls
View of the Niagara River from the Skylon Tower
View of the Niagara River from the Skylon Tower
View of the American Falls
View of the American Falls.

After lunch we took the elevator up to the observation deck, where you are outside, protected by a grill, that is large enough for your camera to fit through, enabling you to snap even more dramatic images.

Matt and I on the observation deck of the Skylon Tower
Matt and I on the observation deck of the Skylon Tower

After lunch we spent time walking and exploring the area, buying souvenirs, and of course taking more pictures.

An image of store staff wearing a t-shirt saying "200 years of Peace & Friendship, Canada & the USA"
I loved this t-shirt and the comment made by the staff member “Foreshadowing”
Image of Suzanne and I
Suzanne and I on one of the walking trails in Niagara
Tree lined garden
One of the many gardens surrounding Niagara Falls
Another garden by the falls
Another garden by the falls

I highly recommend you visit Niagara Falls at least once in your lifetime, you certainly will not be disappointed.

Graduation 2012

Where does the time go? The teenage boy had his grade twelve prom the other day, all dressed up in a suit and tie. He had the corsage for his date and the boutonniere for himself. Hubby and I went with him to pick up his date, because I wanted pictures and they would be meeting the rest of his group down at the bayfront (I cleared this with him first, making sure mom & dad wouldn’t make him feel uncomfortable). Putting the corsage on his date was easy, it wasn’t one to pin but one she would wear around her wrist, snap first picture. Next, his date had to pin the boutonniere on his lapel, laughter ensued, she couldn’t do it, mom’s help was needed. We were then off to the Hamilton bayfront, an absolutely lovely place for pictures. Numerous parents were there, all telling the kids how to pose, but some of the best pictures came when the kids didn’t realize they were being photographed. Seeing the smiles of accomplishment on their faces was wonderful!

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Can you see them smiling?