Niagara Falls: A Tale Of Two Trips

P9307683_editedPretty, isn’t it? I took this picture of Niagara Falls years ago. I was there with my husband at the time and we had a lovely long weekend being tourists in a very touristy town. We went home and split up three months later.

Fast forward a little more than a decade. I went back to Niagara Falls with a guy I had been dating for several years and expected to someday marry. We had a fantastic visit, went home and three months later  – we split up.

Seriously, friends, you can’t make this stuff up.

I’m not a superstitious person but I have to say – if I ever find someone to love again, I’m not going with them to Niagara Falls. I’m getting too old to keep losing mates.

However, if you’re looking for a fun little long weekend, Niagara is a great place to be. Just remember, if you wish to visit the Canada side (which is the best, you have to do it) you’ll need a passport. Your best bet is to actually stay on the Canada side. There’s more to do and great hotel rates. The last time, I stayed in a room with a falls view and it was a sight to behold, especially at night when the falls are lit up.

I have no idea why I felt compelled to tell you this story but maybe you’ll find it interesting. I’m sure it won’t happen to you especially considering that Niagara has long been a destination for honeymoons and lovers’ getaways. So, go. Have fun. Take pictures and let me know how it all works out for you!

6 thoughts on “Niagara Falls: A Tale Of Two Trips

  1. That’s very interesting about the breakups! Yikes!

    I don’t know if I can ever go there. I think the sound and the sheer sight of them would be too terrifying. We have our own little falls here in Cherokee Village which are NOTHING yet they are SO LOUD I can’t imagine anything as large as Niagra. Nope, nope, nope.

    Plus I will want it to look and be EXACTLY like that Marilyn Monroe movie and I know it won’t be anything like that because the 1950s are nothing like the 2019’s and I will be so disappointed.

    Like, I think the motel they stayed at was a set, not a real motel.

    And, is there REALLY a bell tower where you can request the bells to play a specific song?

    And, is that one lookout point the went to real and do they really stock FREE raincoats for you to put on (not that I’d ever get that close to the falls to begin with)

    Is it all touristy and stuff now? Do they really have lights on the falls? No. I can’t handle all that modern stuff. LOL

    • Lol. It’s a lot of modern stuff. Very commercial but it’s still fun. They do give you rain gear for the Maid of the Mist boat ride and for the cave of the winds tour. The sound and force of the falls is overwhelming when you do those things. However, just standing on the observation deck or the sidewalk, it never seemed very loud to me. It isn’t for everyone though. Maybe sticking to the Marilyn version isn’t a bad idea!

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