Econo Lodge West of the Falls
Travel Blogs from Niagara Falls
As I keep on saying the country air in Chippawa puts us in a sound sleep and we feel rested and refreshed the next day. My problems is I have a body clock that wakes me at 5.30am no matter what time I go to bed where with Richard he can sleep for 24 hours with no problems.
Couldn't stay in bed any longer got up at 6pm checked emails plus Richard's MasterCard was due for payment so had to check all Canadian receipts ...
... to Goat Island. This is the piece of land that separates the two main falls. A smaller fall right next to the American one is known as Bridal Veil Falls, and you can get incredibly close to them, so that it seems as if there's no barrier between you and where they plunge over when you take a photo! I did lots of walking that day, and the views once again were brilliant.
The final day in Niagara was alternatively sunny and overcast, so I headed to the falls ...
... stream and it looked like a glacier. Giant icicles were everywhere including on the lampposts. Both the American and the Canadian falls were stunning. Words cannot really describe the beauty of this natural wonder. We were blown away. Some interesting Niagara facts......13 out of 18 people who have gone over the falls in a barrel have survived. Every minute enough water passes over the falls to fill 68 olympic sized swimming pools. The falls ...
... sure the waitress was trying to get us to move on - and enjoyed the buffet selection. Around 8pm we left the restaurant and went upstairs to the observation deck. We walked around outside, then read the inside information until the lights came on at he waterfalls at 9pm. It wasn't overly spectacular, I think the waterfall in Pukekura Park looks better during the Christmas lights period. Back to the room by bus afterwards to call it a ...
... the rest of the group and proceeded down to the Maid of the Mist where we were given those human condom things to wear. David and I secured ourselves a nice spot with unimpeded view at the side of the boat, and we steadily set off to the American Falls. It was really interesting to see the power of the waterfall, and David was in his element snapping away with his camera. It was pretty windy, and we quickly tied the bottoms of our human condom things to make them more secure. As we ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed