Niagara Falls

I was looking for a quick-trip–something my granddaughter and I could enjoy together… something inexpensive yet impressive.
Something to  grab our attention and leave an impression.
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Niagara Falls, here we come!
                                                                                                     The hovering hovering mist announced the Falls even before its mighty roar, as 90,000 gallons of water per second make a deep leap, like maddened lovers plunging 100` into the unknowable depths below.  
Did you know that a 63 year old female school teacher engineered a successful plunge over the Horsehoe Falls in a pickle barrel in 1901?  Since then, 15 people have attempted it and 10 have actually survived.  It’s illegal now.  Impressive–but crazy!
 
We rode the Sky Wheel, 175′  up above the world so high, offering a night show of color, lighting up the frothy falls for a cheap thrill.   42 enclosed gondolas  make 4 revolutions per $12 ride, which lasts about 12 minutes and the lines move fast.
Niagara is a circus of attractions, but just a few miles away is a complete antithesis to the money-driven diversions–the Butterfly Conservatory which should not be missed (handicap accessible).  The surrounding gardens are a great backdrop for the indoor habitat which is open all year round.  I guess those monarchs don’t make the yearly trip to Mexico.

Who knew Butterflies could read?    Thanks for posing!

I was looking for a quick-trip–something my granddaughter and I could enjoy together… something inexpensive yet impressive.
Something to  grab our attention and leave an impression.
null
Niagara Falls, here we come!
The hovering mist announces the Falls even before its mighty roar, as 90,000 gallons of water per second make a deep leap, like maddened lovers plunging 100` into the unknowable depths below.  
Did you know that a 63 year old female school teacher engineered a successful plunge over the Horsehoe Falls in a pickle barrel in 1901?  Since then, 15 people have attempted it and 10 have actually survived.  It’s illegal now.  Impressive–but crazy!
 
We rode the Sky Wheel, 175′  up above the world so high, offering a night show of color, lighting up the frothy falls for a cheap thrill.   42 enclosed gondolas  make 4 revolutions per $12 ride, which lasts about 12 minutes and the lines move fast.
Niagara is a circus of attractions, but just a few miles away is a complete antithesis to the money-driven diversions–the Butterfly Conservatory which should not be missed (handicap accessible).  The surrounding gardens are a great backdrop for the indoor habitat which is open all year round.  I guess those monarchs don’t make the yearly trip to Mexico.

Who knew Butterflies could read?     Thanks for posing!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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