Courtyard Buffalo Amherst
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Well, so much for ending the journey on Friday! Just got in to Buffalo -- Air Canada is putting us up in a hotel as they tried landing in Toronto but the winds were too great. It was pretty scary! We were 30 feet off the ground when they ascended again and re-routed us to Buffalo. Quite a bit of drama, with loads of turbulence, people throwing up, …
I must admit I didn't spend much time in Buffalo, as it was just a place where we spent the night during our weekend at the Niagara Falls. The Hotel was great anyway: probably one of the best beds I've ever slept in! It's not in the town centre (closer to Lake Erie) but from the windows, I got a great view of the town. Great value for your money!
Today's theme was water falling.
After a quick breakfast, we began our preparations for our day trip to Niagara Falls. The weather reports were predicting not so good weather, so we made sure we packed accordingly – gloves, scarf, multiple pairs of sock and most importantly our rain jackets.
Less than an hour after leaving the hotel, we were standing on the viewing platform looking at the falls.
After getting ourselves on ...
... and spectacle of the volume of water coming down off the cliff.
On the second day we decided to make this an international event and walked across the Rainbow Bridge into the US. What was funny is that at one point the only boarder protection appeared to be a turnstile on the Canadian side only requiring 50 cents to let each person onto the bridge. Unfriendly aliens were also able to acquire the necessary funds so appropriately the US had some adequately trained border guards ...
... Niagara Falls, Ontario has a sister city of Niagara Falls, New York.
The falls are definitely of must see, they are magnificent. The volume of water is intense and you can feel the mist & spray that come off them. As soon as I got into town, I found a good parking spot and walked to the falls. WOW! I then walked over the Rainbow Bridge into New York to see the falls from the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center