Monday, September 12, 2016

Niagara Falls -- Canada, Day 2

Oh my!

One of God's great naturals wonders!

Yesterday, we rode with our friends to Niagara, Ontario. It was a couple of hours but the trip was comfortable and the visit with our friends was great. Jo grew up in the area around the falls and it is still a place that they like to visit.

After checking into our hotel, we made our way to the falls.

There really aren't words to describe it and pictures cannot do the falls justice. I guess that's why when people talk about them, they simply say, "You have to go see them."

Here are a few pics.
The Horseshoe falls.

Our friends Jo and Gord

Me and Chris (fighting the bright sun)

The pot of gold is deep beneath the falls!

A beautiful bow, looking from above the falls

We stopped at an outdoor karaoke bar and had a few snacks while listening to Jo taking her turn at singing. She has a beautiful voice but threatened me with severe beatings that could result in permanent disability or death if I shared what I recorded. (And since I think she meant it and I am afraid of her, you miss out!)
We walked Clifton Hill (the touristy street), ate at Kelsey's and really enjoyed our time together.

We were getting in some good people watching while dining in the outdoor section near the street.
Everyone you see has a story...
...and since we could, we told their stories as we made them up.
The couple at the table near us was breaking up. It was clear that they were not there for fun. Perhaps the return to the falls was a vain attempt to recapture their earlier love, but it was plain to see that it was over. She was tired of it. He had checked out. There was nothing left.
There was a well dressed man that stopped on the street as he walked by. He looked a little lost. Perhaps the sound of the music stopped him. He had just come from the casino where he lost everything.
The balding man that walked quickly and looked nervously over his shoulders as he walked. No doubt had tons on child porn on the computer in his pack.

You get the idea. We were having a good time and feeling pretty good about ourselves!

In the middle of it all, Chris jumped up from the table as if she saw somebody she knew only to move in to photo-bomb an unsuspecting tourist. You should have seen Jo! She was so proud of her student.

We drove back past the falls to see them lit up at night and then back to the hotel to relax in the hot tub before calling it a night.

John <><

1 comment:

Big Sky Heidi said...

It looks like you're both having a great time and a lot of fun.