Julie, Libby, Amanda and I soaked in the majesty of the Niagara Falls over the weekend. Julie had attended a week-long conference in Ontario, Canada and we decided to meet in Niagara for a short vacation.
Getting to the Falls on Friday proved to be a bit of a hassle. First, there was a run-around with the Secretary of State over Libby's Enhanced Driver's License (they decided to hold her official card until her birthday at the end of the month). Then, after we cross the border with her license and birth certificate, we took a wrong turn that led us into Toronto traffic, which was the worst traffic I have ever driven in. But, we made it. As we walked toward the Falls on Friday night and I heard the thundering of the water and felt the mist in the air I could feel my stress dissipating.
It was a wonderful weekend, full of sister and friend time, lots of water, sunshines and international cuisine (Lebanese, Mexican and Greek). We made it home Sunday evening after an uneventful drive and border crossing.
The Niagara Falls, which consist of three falls shared by New York, USA and Ontario, Canada, are some of the most spectacular falls in the world. Water from Lake Erie flows down the Niagara River and drops more than 165 feet at the Falls before entering Lake Ontario.