Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Niagara Falls, New York

American Falls

American Falls

Another view of American Falls

American Falls overlooking Canada side

Double rainbow and the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Horseshoe Falls

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour

Overlooking the people below from Cave of the Wind (I'm not sure if this falls is the Bridal Veil Falls)

Another view of the Horseshoe Falls

The Map


Another Map ;-)


Niagara Falls- is the collective name for the 3 waterfalls: "Horseshoe Falls" (The name is derived from its curving, horseshoe-shaped crest), the adjacent "American Falls" (which is within the US border) and the small "Bridal Veil Falls" which when combined form the highest flow rate of any waterfalls in the world. Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfalls in North America. Much of Horseshoe Falls is located in Ontario, Canada, that's why it's also known as Canadian Falls. Niagara Falls is the border between Ontario, Canada and New York, USA.


The photos above were taken 4 months ago, I'm far behind posting my travel blog when we went to Ontario, Canada hehehe. And it's a week of adventure so I'm trying to catch up now (I hope I can hehehe).

July 10, 2011 (Sunday)- After a week from our travel to Las Vegas, we went to Toronto, Canada to visit my brother-in-law and his family who lives in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. It's been 10 years since we last saw him. It was still summer then and we expected the fare would be soaring high and yes, it was high especially we didn't plan this travel ahead of time, it was just 3 weeks before the flight when we bought the tickets. We opted to fly to Cleveland, Ohio than flying straight to Toronto, Canada since it's a lot cheaper and at the same time we could see other scenic views along the way to Canada. So from Ohio, we rented a car and drove up to Canada, and our first stop was in Niagara Falls, New York. It took us 5 hours to Niagara Falls. Initially, our plan was to leave Saturday morning but then we were 10 minutes late when we arrived at the airport check-in counter hehehe. They changed our flight to Saturday evening, at 11pm and fortunate that the airlines waived our fees, we didn't get to pay any fees when they changed our flight. We arrived in Ohio Sunday morning already and we just slept during our 5 hour-trip. Our itinerary got messed up due to our late trip, we're supposed to stop in downtown Ohio and drive around that area but instead we drove straight to New York.

When we were in Niagara Falls, we didn't try to go to any boat tours since we had limited time and besides I don't want my camera to get soak and wet from the falls hehehe. When I saw the mist I have thought I won't get nice views from the boat hehehe and I was right. We spent 2 hours at Niagara Falls State Park and then we headed straight to Mississauga to attend my brother-in-law's son's birthday, it was tiring and a long walk but we had fun.

For my pictures, too bad I forgot to bring my tripod and I was so disappointed with my settings, I could not figure out to adjust mt speed settings hehehe I think I have to learn more on my camera settings I was too lazy to do that before the trip.

On my next post, is Niagara Falls, the Canada Side( better views).


docgelo said...

wow, vegas to niagara via ohio? tama ba? ang husay ng lakwatsa, super bonding iyon with the family! :)
sards, este missy (travel blog mo pala ito, hehe), next post please, i want to compare the canadian side of the falls.

beautiful photos, seriously!
i love them all, particularly that with the double rainbow! stunning shots! :)

Missy said...

docgelo- yes super bonding, either we were singing during the trip or teasing each other hehehe but I don't sleep every time we have a road trip I always make sure my hubby is awake ;-) good thing you like my photos ;-) I will definitely post Niagara Falls, Canada side

bertN said...

Great shots! Did you have time to visit the casinos on the Canadian side?

Photo Cache said...

oh this one's on my list. from california going to new york/east coast would cost you the same as when you go to other countries too :)

but i will with god's grace see that someday.

dong ho said...

envy again on this part of the philippines. hehehe... breath-taking view.

Missy said...

bertN- we didn't have time to visit the casinos on the Canada Side. We went there along our way back to Ohio and we didn't have much time to roam around that area (too bad)

Photocache- you know you're right the fars to NY is same as going to Philippines or other countries that's why it took us 10 years before we had time to visit NY and Canada, we lived in CA for 8 yrs and never visited NY and Canada. But try to look for a flight going to Ohio and it would be cheaper ;-)

dong Ho- thanks for dropping by, you should visit NY you have a nice touch to take this breathtaking views hehehe

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Such stunning shots. The falls are raging! Hope we make it here someday...

Missy said...

Pinay Travel Junkie- thanks for dropping by, I hope too that you'll get to see Niagara Falls ;-)

Helma said...

It seemed wonderful to the falls with their own eyes to see. Truly wonderful phenomenon. I enjoyed your photos.

Greetings from Helma (from Holland)

Missy said...

Helma- thanks for dropping by and enjoyed seeing my photos