Thursday, October 30, 2014

Somewhere, Over the Rainbow Bridge

And finally, the last bunch of pictures from Niagara Falls.  In typical form, Joseph was up early enough for us to see the sunrise every day.

Passports in hand, we walked across the Rainbow Bridge over part of the longest unfortified border in the world.  The center of the bridge marks the international boundary line and is bordered by both the Canadian and American flags.

While the Canadian side is extremely commercial (and has the far superior views), the New York side is primarily parks and trails.  We stopped for a bit right at the start of the falls on the US side, which are divided into the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Bridal Veil is the smallest, while the American Falls are the tallest.

Since we were back in the States, we used our phones to Face Time with Mimi in Louisiana so she could share in the splendor!

Niagara Falls State Park, which is the oldest state park in the country, hugs the Niagara River, and there are really great views of the rapids. We walked all the way down to the Horseshoe Falls, which are separated from the US falls by Goat Island.

More rainbows!  Even double rainbows!

And one last panoramic view to leave you with, from the US side.

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