Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 2, 2017

Canadian Niagara Falls
 We opted to park at the American side of the falls at the Niagara Falls State Park and walk across the Rainbow Bridge. 
About midway across the bridge we came to the International Boundary Line plaque.
It was early enough that there was no waiting as we went through Canadian customs.
Our first stop was at a gift shop advertising public restrooms. 
It was extremely hot as we walked along the waterfront.
The zip lining attraction looked like fun but it was a little pricey so we passed on it.
The advantage of seeing the falls from the Canadian side is having a front on view.  But, unlike the American side, there really were very few shady areas to get a break from the intense rays of the sun.

We walked around the Visitor Center for a while to cool off.
We found a table in a shady area and watched “Elvis” perform for an hour.

Moseying on we walked up one side of the Midway and then down the other past gaudy attractions that reminded me of Orlando.
There is a 50 cents charge to walk back across the Rainbow Bridge. 

Unlike the morning crossing when there were no cars waiting at the booths, there was a backup of cars that looked to be at least an hour’s wait. 

The American custom’s officer asked more questions than his Canadian counterpart had when we crossed into Canada.

We still had enough energy to take another walk along the American side of the falls where we got a view of the Cave of the Winds from above.

We finished our Niagara visit with dinner at the Rainforest Café where we shared a hamburger and fries.


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