Crystal Beach Motel
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... the power. As we got closer and the spray started, it was
exhilarating. Considered one of the seven wonders of the modern
world, it was amazing to get up close and see the joy the kids felt
at the experience. As to Niagara Falls itself, well, it's a little
tacky for me. To be honest, the Falls weren't as big as I pictured.
Not sure what I was expecting but something bigger. We have seen a
few waterfalls in our travels and nothing compared to ...
... and the later events that formed the Falls. We then moved to the effects room where we experienced the moving falls visually and sensorily as we were rocked and sprayed with water. This was an excellent experience. Coffee and more Falls views were enjoyed before we returned to our hotel room for a short break. The weather had cleared so we decided on an afternoon drive to a town called Niagara on the ...
... double check that I had all of my supplies before leaving - I forgot some of the stakes for my tent as well as a hammer (I ended up borrowing some stakes from friends I met and improvised using a rock for a hammer). I loved my hiking socks and boots - protecting your feet is a must! I would bring more cash, as I found myself unable to camp one night by only having $16 to my name. A good sleeping pad can make all the difference too. And a camelback ...
Happy July! It is 7:30am, we have slept for four hours and it is time to beat the crowd to the Maid of the Mist. We trekked a grueling five minutes from our hotel to the park and were third in line to purchase tickets with 25 minutes to spare (lines opened at 8:30 am). Little did we know, the person in front of us was buying 12 tickets for his entire extended family and their pets sitting on the benches behind us. Regardless, the boat holds more than a gaggle of people ...
... to actually go to a cave behind the falls, but that is not available anymore but the tour is still excellent. You basically get to walk right up to the bridal vale falls - yes we truly got HIT by Niagara falls. Even with lots of rain gear we still got soaked.
We went back "home" to our camper and got on dry clothes and explored the Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima which happens ...