Niagara Falls ~ Day 3 and Day 4

The next morning was Sunday. Ric and I woke up and let Mom S. and Amanda (who had a rough night the night before) sleep while we had a small breakfast and then went to the Guiness Book of World Records Museum.
This, my friends, cost nearly $25.00 to purchase. A tiny sandwich, danish, tiny OJ and Starbucks coffee. YIKES!
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At the GBOWRM.
That guy is tall.
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Just a silly picture of Ric.
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Outside the museum, sitting in RW’s chair.
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After we were done with the museum, we met Mom S. and Amanda who were hungry, so we went to breakfast at a place on the Strip. After lunch we decided that we were going to get in the rental car (Mom S.’s) and head over to the American side of Niagara Falls. So we cross of the boarder and head over there to see the sights.
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Driving over the bridge, looking over to the Canadian side.
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It was just gorgeous!
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We had never seen a black squirrel before.
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Here we are on the bridge going over the “bridal veil” water fall.
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Ric doing his duties.
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This was on the American side, looking over to the Canadian side of the horseshoe.
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Berries in the park.
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After we got done on the American side at the Falls, we headed to a small restaurant in Niagara to have some real Buffalo Wings (which are just called wings there). It was a “wild goose chase” to find the place, but we found it. I sat this one out. . .I was still full from breakfast/lunch!
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Then we headed back to the Canadian side, to our hotel, to get ready for our dinner that evening. We had 8:00 reservations at the Skylon restaurant. We got ready, got in the car and found our way to the Skylon. This is that tall place with the round top that you see in a lot of the “downtown” pictures. There is a restaurant at the top that rotates. It is really good.
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So, I have to admit, while reading the menu, I lean over to Ric and say “I’m having ice chips and water for dinner.” OMG, the menu was OUTRAGEOUS. Mom S. reassured me to “not worry about it” and order what I wanted. So, I went for the filet mignon and shrimp (Yep, another dinner including shrimp. Every dinner I had in Niagara involved shrimp. YUM). Sure, it was about a $60.00 meal *gasp*, but gosh was it GOOD!! THANKS MOM S.!!!!
We all clean up well! πŸ™‚
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Here are a few pictures from inside the restaurant, while we’re moving.
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After dinner we went up one more floor to the observation deck to take a few pictures.
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Then we went back to our rooms to change into more comfortable shoes, because we were going back out to do some more walking. We went back to the strip and went to the Glow in the Dark putt-putt golf place for some golf.

After golf Amanda and Mom S. went back to their room because the next morning they had an EARLY morning to get to the airport. Ric and I decided to go over to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. I took a few pictures, but they’re boring. . .so I’ll just post the two of these.
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The next morning we got up a little early because we still had a few things to do before we had to leave Canada (1:00 p.m.) to get to the airport on time. We went back to the Strip to see the Movie Stars Wax Museum, which was pretty cool. I won’t bore you with those pictures either. Here we are just hanging out with the Simpsons in the Wax Museum.
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Then we went back over to the Rainbow Park (I still can’t figure out what the real name of that park is) and took some pictures of ourselves. Thank goodness for tripods. We got a couple really cute ones! Then we headed back over to say good-bye to the Falls and to capture this awesome picture.
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And then it was time to walk to our car that was parked in the parking garage and head back to the US of A. It didn’t take TOO long to get over the border, which was great, and we took a more “scenic” route to get to the airport as well, because we had a few extra minutes before we had to be back at Alamo to return the Mom Van!

While we were in Buffalo, since we were pretty early to the airport, we made a stop at one of the bar/restaurants inside the airport so that Ric could have some REAL Buffalo wings IN Buffalo. (I was boring and had something else.)
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(He’s being goofy. Probably tired of me taking pictures. ha)
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Then. . .it was time to go to our gate and wait for our plane. We flew out of Buffalo, to Atlanta, though this time we had a three hour layover in Atlanta, and then we got to STL; where Katie picked us up and brought us back home.
Here we are at the gate. . .our true feelings of having to leave Niagara. 😦 😦
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katie
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 20:52:34

    What beautiful pictures!! You are one lucky duck to go there! πŸ™‚

    I wish I would have known you all were in ATL. I would have taken you around really quick! πŸ™‚

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  2. Melissa
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 08:04:54

    I love, love, love the pics of the waterfalls and the nature around it!!! It looks like a great place to spend some time! πŸ™‚

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  3. Aimee
    Oct 26, 2008 @ 18:37:41

    Looks like you had a great trip! I took a picture of a black squirrel, too, because we had never seen one. I didn’t squirrels came in that color. πŸ™‚

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  4. Maria
    Oct 27, 2008 @ 13:32:24

    You took some fantastic pictures. I love The Simpsons ones. Niagara Falls looks like a fun place to visit!!

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