We left here on Monday morning around 7am. Got to the Falls around 10:45 or so. It was super windy and cold, hardly anyone else out there. We went right to Goat Island to head to the Cave of the Winds. Our ticket time was for 11:07 so by the time we ran around looking for a little girls room it was time to head to the elevator to go down 175 feet to the base of the falls. We wandered around down there for a bit taking photos and talking to the tour guide. There was only one other couple down there with us (and they were fully vaccinated). We learned from the tour guide that each fall the stairs/platforms the climb up next to the falls, nearly to the top, are dismantled. In the spring they will rebuild them. Each year the rebuild is slightly different than the year prior and is based on the changing of the rock structure behind and next to the falls. You can read more about the Cave of the Winds tour here: Cave of the Winds tourObservation Tower
When we were done at the aquarium we went to check into the hotel and warm up for a few hours. I debated back and forth about whether I wanted to re-dress and go back out to see the falls lit up. I was leaning towards not when Adam encouraged me to just go do it. So once the sun went down we bundled up, though not nearly enough we would find, and headed across the street and through the park to the falls side. The light color changes every 15 minutes this time of year but it was so painfully cold that we only managed to stay for two colors. Niagara is LIT
Once back to the hotel we ordered dinner (overpriced and under-taste) and then we conked out for the night. Busy day for two old broads Chris and I. :)
Tuesday morning I got up and got dressed and braved the elements myself. It was slightly less windy and was not snowing, but the temp was only 14. That's pretty dang cold. I walked all along the river and the falls line for about 45 minutes and then headed back so we could get on the road.
We had a really good time and I am already looking forward to going back in the spring.
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1- platforms at the Cave of the Winds
2- Elevator for Cave of the Winds
3- Where I stood for Horseshoe Falls pics
4- Where photos of the American Falls and River pics were taken from
|Bridal Veil Falls as seen from Cave of the Winds deck|
|Horseshoe Falls (Canadian)from base of COTW|
|now defunct hydro electric power plant, Canadian side|
|Top of the Horseshoe falls|
|Top of the Horseshoe Falls|
|Not all the snow was so beautiful!|
|Top of the Horseshoe Falls|
|Sunset from our hotel room|
|The sky was crazy. The layer of snow clouds with the remainder of the day sky behind/under them|
|The day before I said I wanted to see this tree trunk go over the falls. This morning it was totally covered with a thick covering of ice.|
|Rainbow Bridge that connects the US and Canada|
And some Camera pics: