I arrived at Niagara Falls today. Once I crossed the boarder into Canada and then went through Canadian Customs, I went straight to my hotel and room. My room was on the 18th floor with a fantastic view right over the Falls. It was amazing. I soon walked down to the Falls and walked along the river to the boats. On the Canadian side, the tour is on a Hornblower boat. The tour was very exciting being so close to the rushing water. Yes, my face and head got soaked. After the boat ride, I walked around and explored the area. Had a great dinner at the Morton Steakhouse in the Marriott. Yes, I ate too much.
The next morning, I went to the Falls again and down an elevator to a level near the bottom of the riverjust on the side of the Falls. Was an amazing view from there and yes, I got soaked again. They also had two openings that I walked to on the back side of the Falls. WOW is all I could say.
This trip has been a dream of mine for many years. I have always wanted to take a trip around the United States after my retirement from teaching. It is hard to believe it is finally here. I will be starting an approximately 7 week driving trip, spending most of my time in the south and on the east coast. Emily will be able to join me for the first week plus and then she will have to return to work. The trip after Texas is designed to be very fluid. I have mapped out the destinations with approximate dates. If I find that I need more time at a particular location, I will stay longer.
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