Wyndham Garden Fallsview Niagara Falls
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... because of some snow - second mistake.
We got in the lift by 3:45am and got to the ground floor (we are on level 16), walked towards the front doors and were shocked - not only by how much snow was sitting on the cars outside but the speed of the wind and we hadn't even got outside yet - I almost said to Bill "lets go back upstairs to bed" but we had paid a lot to experience this, especially if Niagara Falls were partly frozen, how amazing hey, ...
... the midst of the horseshoe falls and giving a real feel of the power of the falls, and then the journey behind the falls took us to a viewing platform again right under the Canadian side. Incredible. It is truly mindboggling that the American falls were switched off during the 60's for some scientific research. My favourite moment was standing on the side just centimetres from where the torrent disappeared over the ...
I was really glad I had chosen the train journey to upstate New York when travelling to Niagara. I was over airports and flying for a while. It's also nice not to have to take your shoes off, have all your luggage scanned as well as your person, and be asked probing questions by customs officials before boarding your transportation for a change!
A journey up the Hudson River, through small and larger towns with names I'd heard for years, Yonkers, ...
... anyway. By noon we had checked out, driven through town and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge into Canada. The bridge is the closest crossing to the falls themselves and it was hard to describe the feeling of being back in Canada again. It wasn't something we ever planned, but it was good to see Niagara Falls again. Coming to Canada is almost like coming back home.
We walked along the falls for an hour before checking into our hotel and ...
The minute we crossed the border we noticed something odd happening...people were becoming strangely cheerful, friendly and relaxed. We must be in Canada! Our border crossing experience, involving the most upbeat customs officials with the widest smiles I have ever encountered, was a slight contrast to my US customs experience, which involved a scowling, hostile-looking woman impatiently barking "Fingers on the pad! Thumb! I ...
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