Hubby decided to pay the atrocious price for parking and then we headed toward the bridge that goes across the road. This is a recent addition. I had seen it the weekend we met Pea from Pea's Corner and Steve.
On our approach to the bridge, I took this photo. If you enlarge it way in the distant you can see a barge stuck on the island. It's been there since August 6, 1918. If you would like to read the history of how the scow was lodged on this shaol, you can read it HERE. It certainly is interesting. There were two men on board at the time.
The gardens with the Rainbow Bridge and the American Falls in the background. It mist was heavy but no one seemed to mind because it was such a hot day.
The Horseshoe or Canadian Falls. These are powerful and I never tire of hearing the thunder of the water as it cascades to the Niagara River below.
Another very pretty look at the Horseshoe Falls. We were very close and what looks like a cloud in the bottom left corner is mist coming off the water.
The Maid of the Mist. She was fully loaded and the line to get aboard was long. I'm not sure I could do the Maid of the Mist. I've thought of it many times but always
chickened out found an excuse not to go.
The American Falls are beautiful. I've seen this in the winter and there is always a huge ice bridge here.
We stepped inside to take advantage of the air conditioning and went into a candy shop. This man was making lollipops on a stick. It's very interesting watching the entire process.
The guys, watching the Incline Railroad. It would be an easy way to go up and down the hill. I would gladly go up, but wouldn't want to come down on it. Jordan feels the same way.
The cars were being loaded at the top and bottom. Interesting to watch.
The car on the left is going up the hill while the one on the right is coming down. Everyone arrived at their destination safely.
Then it was off to the van and up Clifton Hill to find the shop that Pea and Steve took us to when we met them in the Falls. Italian ice cream is delicious. I had never tasted it until this summer. It was well worth waiting for.
Once we had treated ourselves, we headed for home. Everyone was tired from an entire day of exploring the Welland/Niagara area, but it was a great day with the boys.
Enjoy your week and remember to give a kind word and a smile to all that you meet.