Well Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, with at least a day or two off to enjoy in your own special way.
It’s been a busy one for me, but very enjoyable. Last year I’d saved a bunch of vacation days to use at the end of the year & it gave me a lovely extended holiday, so I decided to do the same again this year. Last Christmas I visited the Grand Canyon & had decided to do something equally fun this year. Naturally though, I was unaware that I’d be having company this Christmas!
I loved the view of the Canadian or Horseshoe falls with the freezing mist rising up high!
The American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls were kind of joined at the hip by chunks of ice, and looked fabulous, especially all lit up.
We were also lucky enough to catch some fireworks over the Falls on Christmas Eve too!
We went back for more freezing temperatures on Christmas morning to catch the scenery in daylight too. Needless to say, the mist remained the dominant feature of the Canadian Falls!
I especially loved the white-out view of the Canadian Falls at Table Rock.
And it was also great to see the icy slabs over the American & Bridal Veil Falls in daylight too!
Afterwards on Christmas Day we had some indoor fun doing some indoor skydiving at this place! Sadly we couldn’t take cameras inside, so I have no pics of us in action, but it was fabulous fun. There is a video on the webpage that you can check out though, so you can get an idea of how it works.
Christmas evening brought a nice dinner at Canyon Creek, one of the restaurants in the Fallsview Casino. Any of you who’ve been to Niagara Falls will know that it’s horrendously touristy and over-priced, especially when it comes to eating out. Combine this with a major holiday & you’re left with less of a choice when it comes to where to eat for the evening! So we were doubly open-minded about what lay ahead, but ended up extremely happy with the outcome! We both had decent food & also managed to get a nice view of the Falls from the nearby window too!
I mentioned earlier that we’d started out in Watertown, NY to do some apartment-hunting. We had a really busy day of this on the 23rd, & found 3 decent prospects; however, late afternoon we found a random apartment complex by accident that was very new, & decided it would be worth a look. Sadly they had already closed for the holiday, but we were both in agreement that we’d prefer to see it & not like it, than ignore it & always wonder!
OK folks, I’m going to end this post here, I’d hate to prolong it further & bore you to tears with New Year’s Eve’s commentary too!