Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Chickie and I have been waiting for a decent day to drive to Niagara Falls to see the falls, which is frozen (apparently, most years it does not freeze over).  Today SEEMED like it would be a good day for it, and I picked her up at 9:30 a.m. and off we went.

I got to use my ENHANCED LICENSE for the first time, when we crossed into Canada.  Our first task was to find good parking.  After rejecting a spot that would have been good, but would have cost us ten dollars for two hours, we found a "free parking lot"  just off of CLIFTON HILL.
 It was a short and colorful walk down the hill and then to a couple of viewpoints for the falls.
We stepped inside an arcade to warm up a bit.

Unfortunately, it started to snow and the snow combined with the mist seemed to partially obscure the view of the falls.  We walked a ways down and took pictures, anyways. I think this is  the best picture I took of the falls.
 We headed back to Clifton Hill and checked out a couple of gift shops.  I think I took this in front of a wax museum of celebrities.

We checked out a few places to have lunch.  We immediately found out that prices are exorbitant.  We rejected BOSTON PIZZA,  FAMILY RESTAURANT, but settled on IHOP when we saw  that they were offering FREE PANCAKES today.   IHOP was on the third floor over two floors of games, etc.

We both got the free pancakes and split an omelet, which came with home fries.  It was PLENTY of food.  The pancakes were light and fluffy and quite large.  The omelet was chock full of vegetables which made it SO good.
After lunch, we could see that the weather had deteriorated, so we walked to the car and headed for Lockport.   In order to get to the parking lot we used, we passed the huge ferris wheel (which was running) and a DINOSAUR Miniature Golf.  
We decided that if we get a decent day soon when the sun is shining and the sky is blue, we may go up to the falls again.

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