Niagara Falls & Wet Woby

Trip Start May 01, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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4 Mile Creek State Park

Flag of United States  , New York
Friday, September 5, 2008

It rained pretty much all the way across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State on our way to Niagara Falls. We think it was the last remaining bands of rain from hurricane Gustav. We stayed at 4 Mile Creek Campground where the British fought with the French for control of Niagara Falls.

As the evening came on so did the rain and the wind, the Eagle kept us relatively dry, except for the small leak in the bedroom that only happens when we have prolonged rain. We awoke the next day to more grey clouds and rain, no matter, we were off to Niagara Falls where to get any decent views you get soaked from the spray.

We took the famous Maid in the Mist boat ride, where they issue you blue plastic rain coats. The noise of 750,000 gallons of water a second makes is massive. We then did the cave of the winds walk, which is no longer a cave due to rock falls, but is now a boardwalk along the edge of one of the falls, the power of the water getting blown on you is crazy..... but its really good fun. They not only issue you with a yellow plastic rain coat but they insist that you wear the sandals they provide. You can see Toby sporting them in one of the pictures!! Even thru the plastic Toby's jeans (which were rolled up to his knees in a particularly charming display of fashion) were soaked.

That night the rain stopped and the clouds cleared. We had been out to the hardware store to buy a tarp and tie down straps incase we get hit real hard by hurricane Hanna's rain... of course!
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