14 October 2015

Another new place to stay

After my lovely stay with Terry and Jim we took Judith to meet her niece and then it was time to plonk myself on Ruth.  Poor woman.

Well again new adventures and trips to a fantastic quilt store right 'out in the sticks' and an antique fair where I picked up three shuttles (I'll post about them another day).

Ruth also very kindly took me to Niagara Falls. I really can't explain how incredible that was. Obviously we've all heard about them and seen them on television but actually being there and experiencing them was beyond belief. I think I can truly say I was gobsmacked and rather like a kid in a sweet shop. 

So below are just a few of my pictures and links to videos.  Oh, the first one is me 'earning my keep' and mowing Ruth's lawn!!!!  I swear that it was all uphill even when it looked downhill!!!!
First we visited Niagara on the Lake but I didn't take any pictures!!  What an idiot.  I think I was too overwhelmed by the prettiness of the town.  

Then onto the Whirlpool rapids.  Quite frightening to see even from above.  This is the cable car which goes over the rapids - here's a link to the 'about it' page.


Next we went to Niagara Falls itself. We took a tour of the tunnels behind the Falls which is where you get the real feel of the power of the water. Here are a few pictures and links to videos.


Now from behind the Falls and you can see the Maid of the Mist as it turns in front of the cascade.



Finally - just to prove I was really there - me.   Yes, it was a windy day!!!!

8 comments:

  1. Dave and I went there with our girls about 20 years ago. It was amazing! I'm glad to see you having such a good time!

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  2. Jealous!! All that AND shuttles n fabric to boot! I'm stowing away in your suitcase next time!! Rofl

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  3. I went there in Winter, five year ago, so couldn't do the tunnels, nor the Maid of the Mist. The Falls were spectacular though.
    Just the sheer quantity of water pouring over was breathtaking.

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    1. Well those are very good excuses to go back another day, Adrian. I'll come with you, if you like. I thought it was all amazing.

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  4. So happy you got to The Falls!

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  5. Pictures are fun I thing the Falls are scary :) love the apron Idea I put stuff in my pocket and then accidentally wash it, so apron would be a big help!

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  6. I do wear an apron and the pockets work great. I've yet to see the falls perhaps next year. Your trip sounds like you could have stayed a bit longer.

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    1. I could've stayed for a LOT longer but I doubt Kelly, Terry and Ruth would've wanted me to!!!! You must go to the Falls next year. Glad to hear you'll be going back to the Fringe too. I'll return sometime - if they'll have me, of course.

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