Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Grandma T's Second Week


The second week with Grandma T was full of an adventure to Niagara Falls, Canada. We figured since we were only 4 hours away, why not drive to this amazing place for the day and relish in the beauty of the falls. And by the picture, you can see, it was worth the drive.
Here is the border crossing into Canada. Man, these border patrol cops are not nice at all. I thought the ones in Miami were mean, but WHOA!! the ones here were way worse. I think if the lady would have cracked a smile her face would have split. She didn't have a nice disposition at all. We made it through that and it was on to Canada. There wasn't much difference between Canada and Michigan, lots of trees and golf courses. But........everything is Kilometers. So we were going 75 miles an hour which is WAY over their speed limit. Luckily we realized that and slowed down to the 55 miles per hour. Although Vaughn sped it up to 65 in places.

When we first got to the park this is what we saw. And then we walked a bit further and saw....
Lots and Lots of spray from the falls. There was so much spray that you could barley see across to the other side.
And there we have the Falls. They were the most magnificent natural beauty that I have ever seen.
Now they had these boat rides that came close to the falls, as you can see in the pictures, but I didn't think Tyson would want to be soaked like that. Those people were wet, like they jumped into the falls.
Even though they had on the blue rain covers, they were still wet. (We had talked to some friends here who had gone to Niagara Falls and they said you get a better view from above than from the boat down below, so we forwent the boat ride)

Mom and I standing by the Falls.The boys hanging out at the Falls. Tyson loved all the water and would have jumped in, if they didn't have the little fences to keep him out. (Thank goodness, because I don't think I want to attempt swimming over the falls)A good family shot at Niagara Falls.Grandma T, after the pleading of Tyson, paid to let him look at the falls through the spyglass thingy.I thought this tree was very interesting for the fact that it looks like it is growing upside down. There were a couple of these trees around the park.On the other side of the street from the falls were tons of little eateries and shops and hotels. Quite pricey since the dollar doesn't mean squat there.This is my personal favorite picture of the falls. I had to lean over a bit and shove a few hundred people out of the way to get it.Here is the bridge that separates Niagara Falls, Canada from Niagara Falls, NY. It was kind of neat to be that close to both borders.The rest of the week was spent playing with Grandma T at the park, the mall, McDonald's and around the house. We had so much fun with her here and cannot wait until she comes back in the fall for the birth of the baby.
(The morning we took her to the airport.) The funny thing about this is that Tyson fell asleep on the ride to the airport and was so asleep that he didn't remember Grandma T kissing him goodbye. So he woke up on the ride home from the airport and realized that she was gone and cried, "I didn't get to say goodbye!" It was big crocodile tears all the way back and it took me half the day to calm him down. When mom landed in Las Vegas, he talked to her for about 20 minutes on the phone. We miss you mom but cannot wait till you come again.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

WOW those are awesome pictures! Looks like you had a great rest of the week!

The Bridges said...

I know that you loved having your mom visiting you. You look great! The pictures of Niagra falls are beautiful! I hope we get to go there to see it in person!

Wendy Lou said...

Sooo glad you got to go! It was neat to see the Canada side of things here. We were on the US side and on the "Maid in the Mist" boat, and you're right... you can't see a thing from the boat except for... well... mist! You didn't "mist" much.. HA, HA! We "Mist" you guys!! I'm cracking myself up here!!

Chris, Carly & Coen!! said...

ah so gorgeous!! i'd love to go there!! and i cannot imagine being on that boat!! hahaha i'd be scared... but i'm a wimp...

Bryce and Candice Blood Family said...

Gorgeous! I can't imagine you being fiesty enough to shove for a picture?! Ha ha! It was worth it though. I am also glad you didn't have to try swimming the falls... What a cute boy and a cute grandma! Looks like so much fun.