Niagara River Inn
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... yes, its GPS' fault!), all 60' of us is in a traffic nightmare...Good news, GPS is telling us the casino is off the next exit, Honey surveys the area down below while we're at a dead stop on the freeway up above..he says.."that looks like the projects down there", I say well we're not getting anywhere up here, GPS says the casino is down there (and we could actually see it), how bad can it be!! Well, let me tell you how bad, we were not in a good ...
... br> We headed back to the campground and the kids played in the pool till dark.
Next morning we headed to Niagara Falls. We parked and decided to take the advice of some people who said to make sure you check out the falls from the Canadian side. It was quite a novelty for us all (especially Blossom) to walk in to Canada. We actually walked through our border and over the bridge which is built across the Niagara River and walked into the pedestrian part of ...
... which takes you across to the top of the half moon falls, these are known as the Canandian side falls, they are much bigger, although maybe not quite as deep? And are just under 2km across the perimeter of the half moon.
On the Canadian side you can access the old tunnels that run behind the falls, they go in about 650mtrs. So you can imagine how much wider the river is at this end as opposed to the border bridge! The water reservoir behind the falls is ...
... so far (due to obvious erosion) but I will pass on one fact though...there have been several attempts at surviving the fall by far too many maniacs. The FIRST being a 65 year old woman in a barrel (survived) and a 7 year old boy who fell from a boat on the lake that feeds it (what they were doing relaxing on a boat upstream from Niagara I will never understand) also, survived! The Canadian visa was $75 each so we had to give it the chop. Bit ...
... the tumbling torrent but it's thrilling and exhilarating beyond words.
Thorougly soaked and with enormous grins plastered to our faces we return to dry land and decide it's time for lunch, but just like yesterday, the only options to be found are fast food joints so it's cheeseburgers and ...