Thursday, July 12, 2012

Niagara in 3, 2, 1

Josh and I started July at Niagara Falls for our 3rd anniversary/babymoon. It was a lot of fun and definitely a great location for a low-key get away. We went up for a quick 3-day trip - so here is my 3-day guide to the falls.

Maid of the Mist - this was definitely worth every single penny! We didn't really wait all that long to get on - which was nice - but they do pack a lot of people the boat so there were definitely people stuck in the middle. Luckily Josh is tall and could see - and I was able to use my pregnancy to get next to a railing. Here are a few pics:
You can see the American falls behind me. I definitely never loved the American falls - they just seemed so boring compared to the Horseshoe falls - but being up close - they are amazing! I love the glorious look with the rocks below the falls.
Sadly, in this picture we don't really have the falls - but you can see the rocks. As we got closer to the Canadian Falls, it was crazy to feel the boat rocking and the great power of the falls. There was a good chunk of time where we weren't moving simply because we were going against the water.
 As you can see - the mist from the Canadian Falls was intense and really hard to capture. The sound was so consuming and magnificent! We didn't get a closer picture, because the camera was getting too wet. I definitely recommend taking the time to go on the Maid of the Mist - it was an awesome experience!

Oh yeah - you WILL get wet!

Dinner in the Skylon Tower - We had been looking forward to enjoying our anniversary dinner here for a while. We honestly expected the food to be mediocre, but we were surprised. Josh ordered the Chicken Cordon Blue and I got a steak!

The view was fabulous and allowed us to see all of Niagara as well as multiple angles of the falls. (You can even see a small rainbow!) 

Skylon Tower Arcade - After dinner, we saw the SHADIEST arcade of all time - and decided we just had to play Skee-ball. I love it - and Josh is genuinely amazing at it! I personally think his loooooooong arms aid in his amazing-ness at the game! After exhausting our greatness here - we moved onto racing games. Our recent obsession with MarioKart definitely came in handy here.
This is Josh's face after I drove his car off the course! :)

Journey Behind the Falls - this was definitely a cool experience - I do however recommend doing it BEFORE the Maid of the Mist. They are similar - but the Maid of the Mist will just blow you away. Basically there is a platform beside the Horseshoe falls that you can stand on - and get soaked on!

 Then there is a walk way with 2 lookouts behind the falls. These were really cool, and you could really tell how fast and powerful the falls are. (You will actually get more wet on this than on the Maid).

Casino - Neither Josh nor I know anything about casinos - but considering this was our "babymoon" we had to do things we knew we wouldn't be doing anymore - so we hit up one of the three local casinos. Honestly, it was a little overwhelming, and packed! We walked around for a while to get the lay of the land, and then decided to play the slots together. So we exchanged our $5 (which was surprisingly hard for us to give up - our Baptists-Pastor fathers should be proud) and began playing. At one point - Josh won BIG - we were up to $13 dollars.
At this point - I wanted to run and never look back - but Josh convinced me we should play our $5s out and just have fun. So - we continued to lose for the rest of the night! :)

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