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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Niagara Falls, NY...

Growing up in Buffalo, New York most of my life, it was nothing to hop in the car on a Sunday and head on over to Canada for the day.  We were just that close and going over the border was not so bad. Of course now, laws have changed and you need a passport or enhanced license.  
Seeing the Falls in Canada is an amazing site to see. I have always known there is an American side to the Falls, however, we have never been.
We decided, it was a great time to do so. SIMPLY  an AWESOME day, that I would recommend anyone to do if you are in the area.

Little did we know we were going on an amazing little adventure, and YES, we were quite fashionable.We definitely are a silly family, and dressing in these poncho's just brought it out even more so.
This just may be my Christmas card for 2011~
Never heard of this tour, but it was reasonable at 11.00 per adult and 8.00 for kids.

When I tell you there were hundreds of seagulls ( I think that is what this is) there were hundreds plus. Just beautiful!
If you look closely you can see them from a far.

Skylon tower, this is from the American side.

Famous Maid of the mist.  I am too chicken to do this. You should see how close it comes to the Falls. Maybe next time.

Alex looking up at amazement...this was so much fun.  We actually saw a double rainbow.  I could not get pictures as we were getting soaked.

This is what Alex was looking up at.

That is my sis and her boyfriend and his daughter. I took this picture from above, as someone else was taking their picture.

Thank you all so much for coming along our two week vacation with us.  We sure packed in a lot of sites and food.  I have more fun famous food places to share.  However, first I must lose a few vacation pounds.
We are heading home now.
I sure will miss my Mom and sissie.
I am looking forward to catching up on all my blogging friends. I have to get some creative juices flowing too.
I am jonesing to paint.

Speaking of PAINT!~
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Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

We took our kids to Niagara Falls when they were about 10 and 13. We had a blast...and we took the ride on The Maid of the Mist! Blue ponchos and all. We were on the Canadian side though...sounds like you had a great time on your vacation. Thanks for sharing!

July 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Never been to the falls. Looks like so much fun except for the hair getting wet. Safe trip home.

July 21, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love both sides Canada and america, I've been blessed to enjoy both twice.I love,love,love Niagara Falls.
Thank you for sharing these great photo's now I feel as if I had returned.(and I didn't even have to pack a bag)
Your the best!Safe travels!

July 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Look how pretty all three of you are, love that pic! What a wonderful place to visit, one day, I hope! Glad you had a great vacation. Happy and safe travels! XO ~Liz

July 21, 2011 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

I would love to visit Niagara Falls some day. You and your mom and sis look so cite in your matching black and white! My grandmother gave me a cute black and white top yesterday. If you are wearing it, Debbie, it must really be in style

July 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, what a wonderful time yo must have had! I've never done this and it's on my bucket list! :)
You have the cutest little family and your boys remind me of my son at that age - being silly is their job. Your mom, sis and you look so pretty all coordinated in your black and white sundresses and it looks like you have on the same shade of lipstick! :)
Seems like you've been gone for more than a week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

July 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounds like you guys had a fabulous vacation Debbie! What a great picture of you and your mom and sis! Safe trip home! Martina

July 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I had no idea you were form Bufalo! My mom is from there and we were just there a few weeks ago! Sadly i agree that the Canada side of the Falls is better. We did the American side as well this time though. My husband had ever been to the Falls and he loved it!

July 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I should have came up and visited you! *Sob* We love the falls and go every year, American side only now though, as we do not have passports.

July 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

OOOH! Mom and sisters are so sweet. I know you had a great time. Love the pics of family having great fun.
We have left the light on, see you at home soon.
Hugs, Ginger:)

July 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I went to the US side with my parents when I was 17 - a long time ago. That looks like a fun trip for hubby and me to put on our list of places to go after he retires. hehehe

July 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Love to see your great trip. So happy family. You sister and mum are in the tone dresses. So match and charming. I've been to the Canada side of the Fall with kids. That's not as magnificent as where you're. Safe home, dear.

July 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

It's funny as an Upstater, I've never spent any time on the American side either. You look like you were all having a great time. Thanks for sharing.

July 21, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Niagara Falls! You guys have been doing so many great activities together and I totally think that should be your Christmas Card this year...hilarious! :-)

July 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. See you when you get home.

July 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Kori said...

When I saw your first post in NY I was J.E.A.L.O.U.S.!!!!! That is absolutely my most favorite place in the world!! (Not that I've been all over the world, but I bet no place compares!) Last year we took a trip to Toronto and went to Niagra Falls and went on the Maid in the Mist! OMG, Debbie! It was fantastic...not scary at all!! It was more amazing than anything. I highly recommend it next time. To be honest, it was so incredible it made me cry....what a sucker! :) Anyway, glad you and the fam had fun...have a safe trip home.

July 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, I'm so happy that you all are having a good time... I told Tia that next year I would take her to Niagara Falls... Tell you Mom I said Hello...


July 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love Niagra Falls, Debbie, although I've only experienced it from the Canadian side. The picture of you with your mom and sister is lovely. What beautiful ladies you are!

July 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

I have never been to Niagra Falls but it looks so beautiful and powerful. I bet it just took your breath away. Did you get very wet?


July 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

The Canadian side is absolutely spectacular! I was too chicken to go on the Maid of the Mist myself. We did go behind the've probably done that. Seeing the amazing amount of water, in such force, going over was incredible and a bit frightening. Quite an experience! Had lunch at the Skylon Tower too and that's a gorgeous view. My ex was from Buffalo and his parents lived there until retirement. They had a cottage over in Crystal Beach where they spent the summers and the winters in Ft. Lauderdale. :-)

You, your mom and sister are a beautiful trio!

Thanks for sharing your trip ~ lots of fond memories for me. Oh, and by all means, use that photo for Christmas cards! LOL


July 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
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July 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Such great pics, Deb. That should definitely be your Xmas card and the one of you, Mom and sis needs to get in a frame asap! We did Niagra Falls from the Canada side a few years ago. Takes your breath away! I had a panic attack on Maid of the Mist. lol I thought we were way too close and engine was off. So scary to do with your kids right there. Every time I see a picture of that word just breaking over the edge, makes my heart skip a beat. So powerful. Safe trip home!

July 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Welcome home. You were truly missed. Great pictures of the falls. Now get crackn' with the paint of something....giggling...

July 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Wow! Niagara Falls looks pretty amazing! Would love to go there sometime! Have a safe trip home!

July 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger mercy said...

Great pictures looks like everyone had a blast.

July 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

What a great vacation! Love the pictures and your fashion sense too!! LOL

July 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

how fun! we did that a few years back and had a blast. it looks like you guys did, too. love the color coordination with your mom and sister in that last pic, too.

July 21, 2011 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

When I saw the ponchos, I wondered if you went on The Maid of the Mist. Don't feel bad, I'm just as chicken as you if not more so. I don't think I've ever even gotten as close to the falls as you have.

Have a safe trip home & by the way, love the pic of you, your mom & sister!

July 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Samantha from Colonial Curve Cottage said...

I live 20 mins from where you were! On the Canadian side tho. My family has done the Maid of the Mist and it is so worth it. Not scary, just wet. Isn't it just such a vision of amazing-ness? So much power. If you ever come back, promise yourself to try the Maid of the Mist. It's a really great experience. The view is like nothing you'll ever see again. Unless you do it again. LOL :)

July 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

What lovely photos, sounds like your break was as great as those photos

July 21, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

Aw I miss you guys already. So sad :( Love Sissy

July 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I live in Tonawanda! sp? From 3 years through kindergarten. Wow smaller getting world. We took all our kids when they were older to Niagara. They loved it, especially because they were 19 and could go in the Casino's on the Canadian side. Yes, perfect Christmas Card photo! Hubbie is priceless and you with your sunglasses. Perfect!

July 21, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I was there when I was around 4 and I can barely remember it. We do have old color movies of it, tho. Looks like you had alot of fun. Love the pic of you, your Mom and Sis.

July 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Great pictures Debbie. I've been there and it's one of the prettiest places to go.

One of these days I'll remember to post them.

July 21, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

I love to go there! Haven't been since the mid 90's though. We have been to both sides. I love the Cave of the Winds! We laughed so hard at that water spraying us...that was a lot of fun. Maid of the Mist- no problem! There has never been an accident or problem- do it!! They were doing a laser light show in the evenings, I wonder if they still do?
It is a spectacular place to visit!

July 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I was a little scared to read this post. We're going to Niagara later this summer and everyone is telling us not to bother going if we aren't doing the Canadian side (I neglected to get passports). So I am glad to see that you had a good time. No way am I walking on that deck thing though!

July 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Susanne Tyree said...

Been to the Canadian side of the Falls several years ago. It is nothing but breath-taking, all that water and beauty, nothing to describe it but AWESOME! Went to the casino and had some fun. Looks like your family was having a great time. What better place to go when the rest of the country is sweltering :)

July 22, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Greeting Debbie! My best friend was just there too. They rode their Harley ALL THE WAY from Ca to Canada/New York and back. Took a month long trip. They said Niagra Falls and Maid of The Mist was a highlight of the trip!!!! Your Mom and Sis are both so pretty, just like you!

July 22, 2011 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Debbie, your hair looks sooo good! Did you color it yourself?

July 22, 2011 at 1:45 AM  
Blogger Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I loved the pics Debbie, they are just gorgeous!
I love Niagra Falls, we took our kids when they were about 9 and before that with my older son when he was about 9.
Cute pic of you and your Mom and sister too!

July 22, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, it looks like your family had a wonderful vacation! I really wanted to take the kiddos to NF when we went to NY last month but we just ran out of time. Have a safe trip home :D

July 22, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, Debbie. I've never been to that part of NY. It is beautiful! Love the picture of you guys in the ponchos. I think it would be a great Christmas card!! HA!
Have a great weekend!

July 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Oh I DO think you should use the photo of all of you in ponchos as your Christmas card! :-) What a fun trip to the falls. Have never made it out that way. Maybe before I get old and gray we'll take the time! Get painting, girl~ LOL
~ Sue

July 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

I loved Niagara Falls! Nest time you have to go on the Maid of the Mist. It's so much fun! Welcome home!

July 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I think that would be an awesome Christmas card!! The falls are just breathtaking.

July 25, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

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