My Mom and Dad were in Niagara this week and out of sheer jealousy I was inspired to write about my favorite time of year in my favorite place. Er…favourite.
The crowds are down and so is the temperature. The sky seems bluer and the trees make everything that much prettier. Walking through Victoria Park just doesn’t get much better for me. Head to areas around the Falls and you’re met by migrating birds at Dufferin islands. The drive out to Niagara-on-the-Lake is stunning with grape-heavy vines and fabulous color. Er… colour.
I won’t be able to make it this October, though I usually can. I did send someone from Texas to Niagara this weekend. You’re welcome American side. He didn’t have his Passport… Sorry Canadian side. But I have to admit…. One of my favorite American spots is Three Sisters Islands. You’ve gotta love that last rocky island!
Yes – I have taken all of the pictures shown above on various trips. Except the horseshoe – that is a screenshot from a couple of days ago. Those colours were popping even on a cloudy day! Anyway – here’s to falling for the Falls in the Fall! Where is your favorite – or favourite – leaf-peeping spot?
Hello, Niagara fans! I’m so excited that Graham has allowed me to take part in his blog! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am Karen, and I live In Pittsburgh, PA. I am a longtime follower of this blog. I am also a longtime Niagara tourist. Go figure. I won’t say how long. It’s only fair – I don’t know how old YOU are. Let’s just say my first visit was before Casinos, the Festival of Lights, and Maple Leaf Village (but after Marilyn Monroe).
If any of that last sentence made sense to you – you’ll enjoy my future posts about the past. If THAT last sentence made sense to you – more power to you. I think I just distorted the space-time continuum. If none of that made sense to you, let’s just skip it and you can enjoy my future posts about the present.
Nevermind…. please keep reading.
Back to my favorite vacation spot. If you can call it that. Niagara is really more of a second home for myself and my family. Let me tell you how it all began…
No – that’s not me. But meet my Mom and Dad – the couple that started it all. Look up classic early 60’s style and you’ll find these pictures. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 1st. Who knew back in September 1962, TWO love stores were beginning? One with each other, and one with Niagara.
I scanned these out of their wedding album. Before you ask…… no – I was not a honeymoon baby. I am the middle child of three that came a few years after the honeymoon. The fact that neither I nor my brothers were actually conceived at the Falls has not diminished our bond with the area. My siblings and I have continued to visit the Falls countless times with various combinations of family and friends over the years. But more on that to come in future posts about the past, present and future.
I want to dedicate my first post to my Mom and Dad. Their honeymoon spot became our family tradition, but their honeymoon never ended. Congratulations, Mom and Dad on your 50th anniversary!
I’m not sure what this part of the site is for (other than ads), but in the Travel section of the US News and World Report web site there are some nice pictures of Niagara Falls.
This is a little “techy”, but I figured I’d share it anyway. You may have already heard about it on some other sites…
Google has a “labs” section where they try out new products. Recently they released something called Google Image Swirl. They are using some technology to “cluster” the images. Instead of doing a regular image search and finding loads of images that all look the same, on Google Image Swirl, they are grouped together. You have to try it for yourself to fully understand. I’ve included a screen shot below of my search for “niagara falls” (without the quotes).