Finally, a dream come true! I am standing at Niagara Falls!
Clint and I usually march to a different drummer, we can't help it, we were born that way. Besides, it makes for a much more fulfilling and interesting life!
|Niagara Falls, beautiful in any kind of weather!|
We have been known to take vacations during the winter in blizzard conditions. Our well meaning friends and family have given us warnings and like most unsolicited advice, we had not heeded it. (There was that front we were advised about on our way to El Paso a couple of Decembers ago, we probably should have followed this advice.) I don't know if danger heightens one's other senses but these risky winter vacations in blizzard conditions have been some of our best and most memorable.
|As you can see in this photo, the roads were covered as we drove to |
and from Niagara Falls.
|A freezing Clint standing at Niagara Falls in December 2002.|
All my life I have always wanted to see Niagara Falls. From the time I was a toddler, I had heard the name "Niagara Falls". My dad made many business trips there when I was very young. Also, I always loved the movie, "Niagara", with Marilyn Monroe and Joseph Cotton. I had not envisioned my visit to the falls being in December but what a trip! We saw what I feel is a different side of beauty there with all the ice formations. We did not walk after we stepped out of the car upon our arrival, we "ice skated" in our shoes as we were in awe of this majestic beauty.
|A beautifully adorned ice covered tree.|
|Me attempting to see through the misty telescope.|
I will admit it was not a fun drive going to the falls and back to Buffalo. Buffalo, New York, in the winter ... well, that's another blog!