Monday, September 19, 2016

Through My Lens

A Wonderful Long Weekend

This weekend we were off(at 3am) on a long drive around the south end of Lake Michigan, across the state of Michigan (with one stop in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the best Donut Shop in the world)  ...
This is a butter cream filled donut ... yummm!  It actually took me three days to eat it all :)

 Through Detroit and across the Bridge to Canada ...

Going east across a long stretch of Canada ...

To the city of Niagara Falls, Canada ...

And arriving at our hotel in the afternoon ... we checked in and went up to our rooms ...

 And this was the view from my window ...

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Canada

American Falls, Niagra Falls, New York


 Next we took a little nap, got cleaned up and headed down to the Falls ...

Mint, my daughter-in-law ... she is as sweet as she is pretty :)

 The Three of us ... and the falls peeking over our shoulder in the corner ... :)

There are rainbows everywhere at this time of day ...

The Canadian Falls, up close and personal ...

(turn volume up and listen to the roar)

Just a few fun facts for you :)
*2800 sq meters per second ... 85000 cubic feet per second ...700,000 gallons per second pass over these falls.

*1/5 of the worlds fresh water supply passes over these falls.

*4 0f the 5 great lakes empty into the Niagara River which passes over these falls and  empties into Lake Ontario.

*The base of this waterfall is 185 feet deep.

The American Falls, not quite so up close and personal ...

The old power house building ... no longer in use

The Welcome Center
The walkway ...

Going in the welcome center to grab a bite to eat ...

After dinner we walked the length of the walkway between the falls.  It was evening and the sun was beginning to set ...

On to our next adventure ... Next Week :) 


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  1. Gorgeous photos!!!! I have a vacation coming up and wish I had considered going there!!!

  2. Looks like you had a great trip to Niagara Falls and shot some fine photos.

  3. Ooooh.
    How wonderful. Thank you for taking us along.

  4. Wow - amazing shots of the falls! And that donut... wow!

  5. You really got some amazing shots of this beautiful place Andrea! I have been there , but so long ago I have forgotten the beauty here until you reminded me. Also that has to be the biggest donut ever!

  6. wow, wow and wow. What a stunning view you had from your window. Loved it. Remember the falls but, I don´t remember the bridge. Not sure it was built when I was there. You was also lucky to have a great sky with itt. And good to hear the sound. :) Loved it all.