Water Water Everwhere (most going down, some up!)
Trip Start May 25, 2014
27Trip End Jul 09, 2014
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The Falls of Course!
We crossed the bridge linking US and Canada about 5 pm, then had to get off and go thru customs check passports, entry docs which we had filled out on the train. The kids (quicker to type than Brendan and Roni each time) went thru first. The usual questions - why? how long when are you leaving etc etc
The first cab driver thought that he could get our four large cases into the trunk (the boot for the uninformed) that also had an LPG tank but soon gave up. The next was a station wagon that accommodated us all oK. We booked in and then up to the 16th floor. Brendan had us line up near the window which was curtained, and opened it with a dramatic flair. I rarely use the word awesome, but the view was awesome!! What do you think? Awesome? Simply awesome! Again we were reminded of Jehovahs power and majesty.
By this time it was around 6:30pm and still fairly light. It was decided that we would do the Behind the Falls Tour, which took us down tunnels to "portals" or passages that brought us within 10m of the water thundering past our eyes. Dinner was a Viet restaurant - tasty food quite reasonable. I bit on something hard and it was small stone! Brendan told the owner and he was very apologetic, offered another entree
Saturday am was the boat trip up to the face of the falls. It was insane! As you may know they give a poncho to wear, the mist and spray was just like heavy rain. One is soaked from the knees down. The kids had sense to wear flip flops. Helen took a photo of Brendan and I from the soaked knees down - I even smiled for that one, it was was one of my better pics! After breakfast at the Flying Saucer diner (Roni had researched all this!!) We headed off in different directions to wander the town and take a last look at the falls. Parks are really nice, grass is green and lush, well watered from the mist. There info boards all over with stats on volumes of water over the falls, erosion studies on rocks etc, but Google it if you are interested.
Trip to Buffalo USA Airport via the border check again took about 40 mins. Don't be jealous, but we have now been to the USA twice! Flight to Boston due east just over an hour. Arrived accommodation in Jamacia Plains (south of the city) around 6pm. Healthy dinner prepared by the girls, smoked fish with raw vegies sour dough bread and dip. That was good choice given the tasty breakfast at the diner, bacon, eggs, Texas fries and pan cakes. The upside of that is that there has been a lot of walking in between meals. So far I have seen no International Roast on the shelves, but here hoping. Looking forward to the meeting tomorrow afternoon. See you then.
Our greetings to all
John and Helen and "the kids".