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An amazing site


Today, here near Buffalo, NY, it was -1°F with a wind chill of -19°…but the sun was out!! Seems like we haven’t seen the sun in a long time!  So, what else was there to do than to head outside and soak up the sun! LOL

Now, there has been a link going around on FB and other sites that Niagara Falls is frozen solid; it’s not true.  But, there is a lot of ice and the mist freezes in the air and coats everything in ice and feels like a hail storm.  The trees, lamp posts and railings are coated in ice and frozen snow.  It looks fluffy, but it’s frozen solid!


winter wonderland

winter wonderland

snowy tree

snowy tree

There was a lot of mist today so it was hard to see the actual falls; we headed over to the Canadian side to get a better view of the falls.

Niagara Falls below zero

Niagara Falls below zero

mist copy


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9th Anniversary at Niagara

Wednesday, Sept 21st was my 9th anniversary!  My husband and I spent the day pretty much walking around.  First we headed to Old Fort Niagara; we drove through the state park and walked along the shore of Lake Ontario (where I found YELLOW beach glass!!).  Then we headed to the fort.  We spent a couple of hours touring the fort; it was pretty neat and plan on returning with the kids!  If you’re even in the Niagara Falls area take the drive along the Rober Moses Pkwy and take a tour yourself- it’s worth it!

After we were done in the fort we lunched in the little village of Youngstown then headed back along the gorge- the Devil’s Hole gorge trail was calling to us!  We took a walk down LOTS of stairs then walk along the gorge for about 1.5 miles (if not more).  The power of the river is amazing that close up.  The water was a beautiful turquoise color and the leaves were just starting to change.  At the other end of the trail we walk up LOTS of stairs then  visited Whirlpool State Park- it’s a big bend in the river where there are lots of rapids and a wicked whirlpool.

We then continued on the Niagara Falls (where we’ve been many times) and just wandered around the souvenir shops for a little while.  A dinner at Duff”s ended our day; we then headed home to pick up the kids!

Here’s a few of my favorites from our day and you can see more in the 2011 photography gallery.  Thanks for looking!

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