Last weekend was spent in Niagara Falls at a hotel with a water park. It was gorgeous weather the afternoon we got in so we headed straight for the falls. (The forecast wasn’t looking nice for the following days.) It really is amazing to see – each time. We didn’t do the Maid of the Mist, or the walk behind the falls or anything like that. Some day. We just walked along the gorge, stopping at different vantage points, taking pictures, watching crazy tourists stand up on the railing to have their photos taken. We thought we might get to see some history being made, but nobody toppled over.
We got plenty misted without being on the Maid of the Mist!
This is, by far, my favourite picture from the trip. I assumed we were both looking at the camera, so when I saw the picture I laughed until my guts hurt. Maybe you won’t find it as funny. Maybe you had to be there….. or to be his wife. I don’t know.
The big plan for the next morning? Breakfast. And then the water park, of course! Here are three boys gazing across at the water park in anxious anticipation. (It was connected by a sky walk.) I wish I was able to take pictures at the water park, but I didn’t want to have my camera over there and have to leave it unattended while we were swimming.
I was hoping to get Noah to have a little nap after that, but there was no chance I was going to get the wired little boy to nap in a little hotel room. So instead we snacked on our way over to the “largest indoor aviary” where we spent the next couple of hours. Back at our room, we did more snacking, and then headed out for a supper at relatives’.
The following day there was more of the same. Breakfast. Water park. Dozens of trips up the ladders and down slides. Noah trying to drown himself in the wave pool. It was amazing seeing how much braver Ben and Noah got in one day in the water. Noah went from slightly cautious to fearless. Ben went from excessively cautious to very bold. I really want to keep getting them in the water regularly.