The American Falls are in the front, and one side of the Canadian Falls, or Horseshoe Falls is off in the distance. If you look really close you can see one of the Maid of the Mist boats. They take you really really close, closer than probably any sane person would want to go.
It was only a quater to look, so I had to.
On one side of the American Falls there are some stairs that take you up pretty close to the water, but you don't get too wet. We had just gotten off the boat tour.
I was happy I got up on this rock!
There were rocks at the bottom of the walk way...doesn't he look like he could be in a magazine or something? Back off ladies...
We walked to Goat Island..disappointing, no actual goats. This is the Canadian Falls. They are huge! You just can't imagine...you're trying, but unless you've been, you can't. Stop trying.
I was surprised how close the rails let you get to the water. It was less than 3 feet behind us. Canadian Falls behind us.
The view from the bottom. It's absolutely awesome! The larger falls on the left are the American Falls, the smaller one on the right is called Bridal Veil Falls. There used to be a cave hollowed out behind it, but it's eroded away.
You can see the stairs going up and up into the raging water. It was powerful when you got up there. We were soaked! While we were passing by on the Maid of the Mist we saw two guys strip down to their boxers and sandals to go up..in hindsight it was a good idea.
This little guy was so cute. I have never seen a black squirrel. The squirrels in Kansas City are grey, but there were a lot of black ones all over the park.
For those of you following along at home, here is where we are now. We drove from Buffalo to Syracuse. We're still in New York, but just for the night.
It was recommended that we eat here by one of Jon's coworkers. The Dinosaur BBQ Place. It was pretty ok. I would eat there again.
We're done for the night, but we're off to Vermont tomorrow, via the Adirondack Mountains. It should be a beautiful drive.