Trip Start Nov 17, 2009
1Trip End Nov 20, 2009
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I was blessed to be able to drive to Niagara Falls from Buffalo, NY on November 18, 2009. It was a short drive and did not know what to really expect. I arrived, parked, got a map and walked. As I was walking through the state park, I could hear the rushing sounds of water rapids flowing vigorously. I walked closer and finally saw the rapids from the lake. It was a great sight to see! I followed the rapids along the shore and all of a sudden saw where the rapids were ending—a drop at the end of the lake. I rushed to look over and there it was—the American Falls! Oh, it was breathtaking. I couldn't believe the sight! The rapids were quickly flowing down with such an enormity that when it reached the bottom, the water would splash and turn into mist that would rise in the air. I took pictures quickly. I couldn’t get enough of what I saw. I walked toward the observation deck, climbed, and saw it from a distance.
I had such a good time, I decided to wait till the sun would go down and I could have another view and take even better pictures in the evening. I strolled the park; looked at my map; bought gifts; talked to different people
After all my thoughts, I made it across the bridge after being asked many questions from the border patrol people. I looked for a store to buy batteries, so I walked into a hotel with a casino. I just wanted to buy batteries. I found a gift shop, they were expensive. As I was about to pay for the batteries, the man looked at me and said, “uh, we do not take American money or American visa cards.” I was like, “seriously!” so I had to keep walking until I found a Starbucks! Yes, a Starbucks that actually sold batteries for people like me and took American Visas. I was happy to see the Starbucks. Only Starbucks! It was dark and cold and I was on the other side of the US. I could still see the US. I walked through the Canadian part of the park and saw the falls from this angle. It was beautiful! It was exhilarating! It was different! It was worth the walk! The people were right! The different lights illuminated against the falls! I took more pictures of course. It was getting late and I needed to get back. I had a long walk back. I crossed the bridge. Got asked many many questions. I was nervous, but they let me across. I stepped into the state of New York and I was happy to be back in the US. I kept looking at my picures. It was perfect.
To be alone was fun; but to take someone next time would be even better
"If i will listen to His (Jesus) voice and let him set the pace, if i will cooperate in my transformation, I will be a much happier person..and so a new prayer has begun to rise..." (pg 28 Walking with God)
Thanks Dian for the book suggestion...
An absolute memory! Enjoy my pictures everyone!
I got back to the hotel, and after a long day of excitement; i got extremely homesick! too much excitement i guess!