From Pennsylvania we went on to New York!  (this was in May) Niagara Falls was one of the "must see" things on our list of destinations, partly because Joe's parents honeymooned there 48 years ago. 
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We decided to do the Maid of the Mist boat ride.  I DO get quite motion sick, but I figured it usually takes me about a half hour to start to feel sick on a boat, and the ride was only 27 minutes.  We decided to go for it.  What's the worst that could happen?  I'd throw up in front of a bunch of strangers.  Nothing new.

So we donned our rain ponchos and ran to board the boat.
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Don't know who that random guy in the back is...or if he was actually trying to get in my picture???
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We were all soaking wet.  Her face may not say it, but we had the best time!  We giggled and laughed the whole time as the mist was spraying all around us.
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He looks pretty happy to me.

The Lawson's were in Niagara waiting for us when we got there.  So we got to hang out with them for a few more days before they headed west for home (Washington).   We had a big night out at a local pizza dive called "Goodfellas", which had amazing pizza and wings for cheap! 

Later that night we decided to drive over to Canada to see the falls all lit up.  Our first trip to Canada! 
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Unfortunately because of the fog and mist, there wasn't much to see.  But, now we can say we've been to Canada!  It is my dream to be a world traveler...so this is a start, right?

The Lawson's met up with a park ranger on the US side of the falls while we were in Canada, and found out a little bit more about the falls.  Apparently a LOT of people try to commit suicide over by jumping over the falls.  Many succeed, but those who don't end their lives have reported that there is something about the falls that "call to them".  Creepy!  We listened for a while...but we didn't hear any such "calling".
 





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