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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Travel Thursday: Niagara Falls

I meant to get this post out last Thursday when I found out about Alan's surprise five year anniversary trip, but it didn't happen...so this week's #TravelThursday is in honor of our trip to Montreal in September for our five year wedding anniversary! 

Right after we graduated Ball State, we took a trip to Ontario for the week. One of the places we wanted to go was Niagara Falls. 

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We visited in May on the Ontario side and I have to agree with those that say the Ontario side is so much better. You get a great view of the American side of the falls and you're literally right next to Horseshoe Falls on the sidewalk.


While the city is VERY touristy - think Branson - we just enjoyed walking along the gorge. We took a ride on Maid of the Mists, which is the boat that gets you super close to the falls. The ponchos they give you to wear? Haha, you still get soaked!

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There wasn't a whole lot on the American side open yet since we went in May, but we did go over there, which is in a state park so you get a more "natural" feeling.

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Another thing we did while there was ride the cable car across the whirlpool and back. If you know me even a little, then you know how much of a fear of heights I have. I literally spent the hour before it opened going back and forth as to whether or not I was going to do it. I knew Alan really wanted to, but I was terrified.

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I must say that I'm really glad I decided to go for it because it was really cool. We were the only ones on the car except for the operator so we got a 360 degree view of the gorge. I will admit that I was a little disappointed by the whirlpool - it wasn't the giant ship sucking spiral that I envisioned - but it was still neat to see something that I otherwise probably wouldn't have. 

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While I wouldn't necessarily want to spend my honeymoon at Niagara Falls, there's definitely a reason it used to be the Honeymoon Capital of the World. It's an incredible and humbling experience!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, what a fun trip. I'm so glad you got to visit.

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  2. Looks like an awesome trip! I would love to see Niagra Falls some day!

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  3. Niagara is on my travel bucket list--maybe I'll eventually get to start ticking some of places off! :) It looks like you had an awesome trip, and happy anniversary!

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  4. I went to Niagra Falls on the Canada side when I was in high school. I would like to go with my kids again. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  5. Wow this is amazing! I've heard of people visiting, but I've never seen picture. It really does look beautiful. You too great pictures!

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  6. Thanks! You should go sometime!

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  7. I would love to go visit Niagara Falls. It looks amazing. :)

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  8. Niagara is somewhere I've always wanted to visit, so I was really glad I got the opportunity!

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