Recently my Mum and Gramma went on their very first vacation, and they chose to go to Ontario. A part of that trip was spent in the Niagara Falls area and when my mum came back she came back with a camera loaded full of photos and asked me to edit them.
While editing her photos I was reminded of my visit to the falls. I was floored by the magnitude of them. I mean, yeah, the falls big ... but they're HUGE. We happened to drive near them just looking for parking and the mist rising hundreds of feet in the air had me rolling down the window with wide eyes hoping to catch a glimpse. You see the mist, then you hear the unrelenting roar long before you see the water cascading over the crestline. My heart was pumping before we even found a space to park.
There's something magical about Niagara Falls ... I can't quite place it. There's something kitschy about this town but also very nostalgic - which is strange having never been there before. It's mystical, kind of unbelievable in more ways than the size and sounds of the falls themselves. I also quite liked the Skylon Tower. It's like a mini CN Tower (which probably pisses locals off .... but it's even got a rotating restaurant like the CN Tower - I mean c'mon!)
After enjoying the falls we headed off for Niagara-On-The-Lake for some wine tasting and sight seeing. Thoroughly enjoyed!