Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday at Niagara Falls

 A wonderful Saturday at Niagara Falls, Ontario with our friends, Tom and Emilio. Like a dolt, I, having had thought of our camera the entire morning before our drive south to the falls, completely forgot to bring it. Thanks to Tom and Emilio for allowing me to publish the photos they shot with us. I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the experience, be it vicarious or not. 
We all had a great time. It was the first time to the falls for Eric and myself. Shocking, I know. I have to say I had built it up in my head. I was expecting so much more. The falls were impressive. So much water...
...but the atmosphere was very, very cheesy. Cheez Mosai, actually - as my friend, Roger would say. I felt like I was in Las Vegas again. And I thought there would be more to it than an afternoon. Alas, there was not. 
So glad we went. We had a wonderful afternoon with our friends, Emilio and Tom.
We all shared an incredibly expensive lunch, a great walk and view of the falls from several vantage points...
...a great cup of gelato at a local shop, and, of course, many laughs.
Obviously a good afternoon, eh?
It is difficult to believe that there is quite a bit more water they could allow to fall. So much of it is diverted away from the falls to create electricity at the hydro plant.
Imagine if it was ALL allowed to rush over the falls as in times past? 

4 comments:

West End Bob said...

Great to see pics of Tom & Emilio again - give 'em a hug from Vancouver!

Too bad about the "cheesy" aspect, but the photos are great . . . .

Zhu said...

Yes, it is a bit cheesy, I agree. Never been to Vegas but I can see it being a bit similar, although smaller.

That said, the falls are free to visit and they always amaze me! I'd love to go in the winter one day; to them frozen...

Tom said...

That was a very fun weekend. Thanks boys for asking us to join you.

Toma said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, they look great! Everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time. We didn't get to see them from the Canadian side when we were there for our honeymoon, however we did have a good tour guide who took us to several places along and within the falls on the US side.

Everyone looks happy!