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Upstate New York (more Niagara Falls), part three

These colorful jelly beans were outside of the theater of the last place we went at Niagara Falls where we watched a movie about some legends related to this wonder of the world.All of my vacation photos are in reverse, by the way. I took a couple hundred pictures just while at Niagara Falls State Park. In this post, every photo was taken there. Part two (my post that I wrote prior to this) has several more from Niagara Falls. My overall impression was that the falls were stunningly breathtaking, and I kept pondering over how many lives must have been in peril back in earlier days when they might not have realized they were there. On our tram tour, we passed a point called "the point of no return" and heard about situations where some lives were lost. We also heard of a a few very lucky survivors.
Can you tell who was a bit sleep deprived?


Kelly and Lindsey and I took HUNDREDS of pictures on this trip. Theirs are SO much better than mine.









I took this picture for my three sister, Tracy, Valerie, and Julie. But wait, where's my island? I just will have to visit yours.













The amazing HURRICANE deck at Cave of the Winds.
The NO SMOKING sign is a crack up. Good luck keeping a cigarette lit there.
Lindsey and Christopher went back a few times to feel the water pound down on them. It was hilariously entertaining.
What a RUSH the Hurricane Deck was! We loved it!











It was quite a mediocre aquarium, but it was still kind of fun. I napped briefly in the cool dark building while watching this guy.
Shoes that came with our admission. We carried plastic bags with our tennis shoes.

Comments

Lonna said…
Shoes that come with the ticket price...now there is an idea.

I love the photos, I think that you have such a cute family, and I love that you do such fun things together, although from the looks on Christopher's face in some of those pictures you would think that he was just dragging along some days. How funny is that.

Isn't that what vacations are for, to stay up too late and do the things that you don't normally get to do? So glad that you had a good time.
Bobbi said…
Great pictures! It looks like fun. I have only seen the Falls from the Canadian side.

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