Sunday, May 24, 2009
People of a certain age will remember this.
"Ni-a-gara Falls.....slowly I turned,
step by step
inch by inch......
I'm up here in Buffalo with all the kids and we went to Niagara Falls where that phrase played an endless loop in my brain yesterday, thankyouvery much Moe, Larry and Curly. And Dad for being a Stooges Fan.
I first visited The Falls (mumble) decades ago with my parents when I was 14. As one of my sons-in-laws pointed out, The Falls were very young then, but a trickle.
But at that time, the Cave of the Winds tour took us BEHIND the falls, which was awesome. Now, the tour takes you to the bottom of The Falls. Where you get splashed and get very very very wet. If you wish, there's a section where you can dash into the water and and your poncho can get ripped to shreds. Apparently, this is fun. It sure was fun watching it.
The wooden steps leading to the Cave of the Winds is taken down every year and re-built for the season. Here's a question -- how do they do that?? Do they turn off the falls?
But as we were clamboring up and down the stairs and wading into very cold water and then suddenly encountering a flood of cold water swirling about your feet, I thought we should be hearing Celine Dion singing My Heart Will Go On and we'd run into Jack and Rose. Except that this was more fun than a sinking ship.
Here are a few shots of the day.... there will be more later.
Is he thinking about throwing the Frisbee across Niagara River?