Sunday, October 07, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
This one is for my buddy Marlin. Sorry Marlin, the Patriots - not the Cowboys have the record for the longest winning streak - so says the folks at the Football Hall of Fame......boo hoo
Upon entering the hall you are greeted with this boronze statue of Jim Thorpe, listed as the first commissioner of football. Jan is in the background checking out his likeness.
Now this is impressive. 675,000 gallons of water going over the falls per second in the summertime. The drop distance is 167 feet and the falls span is 2500 feet. This is also the section of falls that the daredevils perfer when they launch themselves. There are two other falls - American and Bridal . There isn't enough cash or tea in China to get us to consider going over any of the 3 falls One guy tried to go over with a jet ski and parachute. They found the jet ski but they never found him. There is some great fishing below the falls and downriver.
From the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the winds you can see the rainbow created by Bridal Falls. Canada is to the left across the Niagara RiverFrom the Hurricane Deck you see this No Smoking sign. Must be a joke cause there was so much water hitting you standing there that even a gasoline fire would probably be extinguished and forget trying to light a cigarette. Impossible.
A close up of Bridal Falls. Geologists say that 700 years ago Niagara Falls was one large falls. Now there are three distinct falls.
Jan getting wet at the foot of the Cave of the Winds below Bridal Falls. If you look over her left shoulder you can see the tip of the observation platform jutting out over the falls. If you're afraid of heights you won't want to look down from this vantage point.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
We went to the Dare Devil Museum and gift shop and here we saw this photo of Stephen Trotter and his girlfriend. Trotter went over the falls alone the first time and then he and his girlfriend did it the second time. Wasn't it PT Barnum who said something about one being born every minute. Anyhow he plans a third excursion so I'm sure the local and Canadian cops are keeping a tab on his whereabouts. Below is his "ship".
This is how were were dressed to see the falls. This is the pose from the observation platform above and beside the falls
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
While the campgrounds in Buffalo were overpriced and over-rated - Niagara Falls was not. We viewed the falls from the American side and they were spectacular. It's hard to imagine that there are idiots ( one guy did it twice and is planning a third event ) that have gone over these falls as "planned events." The $10K fine and jail time would be enough to stop me . You can see one of the boats ( Maid of the Mist ) in the distance - top right of this photo.
Rainbow bridge from the American Side ( R ) to the Canadian side ( L ) requires a passport to get across and into Canada. We viewed it from one of the many locations provided from Niagara Falls park.