Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Journey Behind Niagara Falls

On labor Day  weekend last month (Sept. 1-3), we decided to cross the border.  We have never visited  Niagara Falls before so this was a spontaneous trip  that we thought would be fun.  We live in the Mountain State so it took us a little over 4 hours of driving to  reach Toronto.  I previously suggested to just go on the New York side so  our business stays in the US but hubby said it would be a chance to see part of Canada since we haven't been there, so that's what we ended up doing.
We did the tour offered by the hotel where we stayed in so after  an hour or so rest upon checking in, we explored a 3-hour scenic  tour around Niagara Falls.  Since it was on a holiday weekend, it was a bit pricey but we really did not a have a choice because we will only be there for a day so we took that option.
The good thing about going on this VIP tours is that you'll get the VIP treatment which means, you don't have to fall in the long lines.  The professional tour guide  arranged all of the things that needs to be done so you can just enjoy the journey. 
Seeing the Falls is really breathtaking.  I have seen so many  pictures and videos of it but it is quite different seeing it for real in person.
I am glad that they allow camera, we got to take some pictures behind the Falls although it was misty.
There were so many people so  taking pictures  takes time as you have to wait  for other people to  clear up a spot but we managed to get some.
The tour guide did not go with us by the Falls but we have limited time to see everything and  get back to the bus.

I was in awe  looking at the Falls but at the same time I always  have  fear of seeing the  force in water.  I grew up in a coastal area so I am used to water but a tidal wave wiped out everything we had when  I was 10 years old so that traumatic experience  stuck with me.
Niagara Falls is one of the places in our bucket list so we are so happy that we got to see it this year. 
Traveling  is not cheap, as  a family of four, it's quite expensive actually for an average-income earner family but we love doing it.  We want our kids to have  good experiences through traveling to places.  This is something both hubby and I never experienced when we were kids so we want our children to have a different experience than us.  We still have a lot of places that we want to  travel so hopefully we will get the chance to do it in the future.  

20 travelers' comments:

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I wish hubby and I were more handy.

Janet Coon said...

It's been years since I went to Niagara Falls and must go back. You are providing so many great memories for your family!

Terri Steffes said...

I was at the Falls about 25 years ago. We did this boat ride and LOVED it. We also went to Canada to see the Falls from that side.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

This is something I would like to do someday. In couple years we will be able to travel all the time and Niagara Falls is on our list to visit.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I've always wanted to do something like this! It looks like it would be a blast. Plus it's gorgeous there. One day, I hope.

Cait Elisabeth said...

omg how fun my friend- i def want to go back and what great moments for your family!

Unknown said...

I have never been to the Niagara Falls. It's on my bucket list. Definitely looks like the VIP was worth it, even if it was a little pricey.

sara lafountain said...

It looks like your family had an amazing time! We would love to try this VIP experience one day soon!

TravelQuest-ny said...

Your photos made me miss the Niagara Falls and the nearby city. Glad to see you and your happy having a blast at Niagara. So many things you can do there we used to spend our weekend there at the US or Canada side for years before we move to South. Great memories.

Fatima Torres said...

I love the rainbow that forms above the falls. It really is a lot more beautiful in person.

- Dana Brillante-Peller

Tammy said...

My mom just came back from Niagra Falls and loved it. I loved looking at all her pictures she took. She said I must go there soon.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

I used to visit Niagara Falls often as a kid. I would love to visit again now with my own kids. I have fond memories of the area.

Marysa said...

We just did the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds. It would have been pretty cool to see behind the falls as well.

hellolittlepeepers said...

We took our kids once to Niagra. It was at night and in November so we didn't see much but it was still amazing.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

I have not been to Niagara Falls in ages. Thanks for sharing all of your images it brought back great memoroies.

Jona Shares said...

Definitely would love to experience and see the beautiful Niagara Falls. So very looking forward to visit the soonest. -Anosa Malanga

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

I love Niagara Falls. I've never been to the US side, but the Canadian side is magical. I would go yearly if I could! - Jeanine

Kathy said...

Those are some very nice photos. I have always wanted to go here. I really hope I'll be able to take my family there someday.

NPC said...

We love our time at Niagara. It is always so much fun!

Swathi Iyer/ Zesty South Indian Kitchen said...

I want to go visit Niagara may next summer. If we are going I want to see both side. Hubby told me US side is great on day time, Canadian side is beautiful in the night. We may do that. Yes travelling is always expensive. Glad you guys had fun time.

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