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Upstate New York (and Canada), part two

First, I'd love to say this, "Happy 19th birthday, Lindsey!"
Now back to our vacation pictures. We got to visit Niagara Falls for the first time and heard that the Canadian side was much better. Here are some shots from just outside of the good ol' USA in our neighbor's land. Canadian waterfalls...
Canadian streets...
Niagara Falls from the Canada side...
Canadian flowers...
Now you can start to see how beautiful the view really is, but keep in mind, they're looking at America. (I'm just being a proud American here, I do love my country dearly.)
The perspective from the horseshoe falls that was hard to see on the US side...
Especially as a passenger on the tour boat below...
Strolling along back to our rental car to get back to America, since our insurance coverage didn't include crossing the border...
There was an awesome picture of the falls in our hotel room in Buffalo through the wrought iron fence the family is posing by here...
It was so much fun being a passenger in the Maid of the Mist boat tour down below when the announcer says, "Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is Niagara Falls," as the boat tosses side to side in the rough waters down below. It was so much fun to actually be there.
View of Les Etats Unis...
Gratuitous family vacation shot...
I think we have enough pictures now from the Canadian side. Let's head back home.
Seriously.
Walking through some Canadian casino on the way to the parking garage...
There's no place like home...
Au revoir, Ontario.
Time for some buffalo wings and New York pizza, in Buffalo, New York!
Since I had been missing out on on Tex-Mex food, we had a Mexican pizza, but I was too hungry to take a picture of the pizza. Truthfully, my fingers were super slimy from the hot buffalo wings, which are actually chicken wings in case you didn't know. Kelly was over zealous on this estimation of how many we could eat and we ended up throwing away about 20 wings. They were so delicious and very filling.
My sister, Julie, recommended Buzzy's and we were indeed satisfied.
Here's a view of Canada from the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh, Canada, oh Canada!
An American perspective...

We just got drenched from the Maid of the Mist and loved it.
We bought the Discovery Pass directly at the Niagara Falls visitor's center for $33 per person, and $27 for Christopher. That included admission to five different things.













Strange lighting with my camera...our room at the Buffalo Marriott was NOT pink.

Hyatt in Rochester...

This is a SMALL cone from the Chill and Grill in Palmya.
I missed Donny Osmond dining here by a week. Dang it.
I'm getting tired of journaling with all these pictures so I'll probably just stop for now and let the pictures do the talking.



























Comments

Julie V. said…
this is like deja vu for me. What a terrific vacation. YOur pictures are great.
Lonna said…
Looks like so much fun. I think that your family rocked the blue rain ponchos very nicely.

And I just wanted to say that the "small" cone looked delish...and I think that I need to go to that place!

Christopher is looking so grown up, and how fun for all of you to take the trip before parting to new adventures and homes. I can't believe Lindsay is heading to college! Where does the time go?
Francie said…
Perfect timing! I'm going to Niagara Falls in Sept. Thanks for this post.
Good luck with your new adventures, it sounds so exciting!
Beautiful pictures, Kelly! Looks like it was a wonderful trip.

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