Monday, April 06, 2009

In Washington, DC

Niagara Falls was awesome! We stayed on the Canadian side and had a fantastic view of both the Horseshoe and American Falls from our hotel room. We had one really nice day where we took a tour and checked out the tunnels beneath the Falls, and went up the Skylon Tower. The Maid of the Mist wasn't yet running - too early in the season. Unfortunately, our last full day (Friday) was rather wet and miserable but we managed to explore the main tourist area in Clifton Hill and take a turn on the Sky Wheel.

We arrived in Washington yesterday to an absolutely beautiful day and LOADS of people!! Our taxi driver informed us that the Cherry Blossom Festival was on this weekend. I don't think I've seen so many people in one place!! We awoke to another beautiful day today and after a slow morning we walked down towards the White House, the Washington Monument and then headed towards the Lincoln Memorial. Couldn't get near for the amount of people so we decided to try again later in the week.

6 comments:

Kim B said...

I went on the Maid of the Mist when I was 7. Niagra Falls is amazing!!!

Felicity said...

I'm glad you are enjoying yourself. The MOTH and I did the trip to Niagra last June. More water than I will ever see in my dry Australia lifetime. We went on the Maid of the Mist twice.

StitchCat said...

Sounds like you are having a ball Mel...lucky you :)

Von said...

Sounds like quite a trip for you and the fam, Mel!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Niagra is beautiful, isn't it. I love it at night especially. One of the books I've loved associated with Niagra is Joyce Carol Oates, "The Falls." You might really enjoy it now that you've been there. It touches on the situation of the "Love Canal" on the US side of the Falls and a family involved in it. A fabulous book... Hugs, Deb

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