Tuesday, June 29

the getaway

We indeed had an amazing trip for our 5th anniversary. We are lucky enough to be within 4 hours of Niagara Falls, so we figured that should be the place to go! We spent all of our time on the Canadian side (our hotel was there too) and we're really glad we did, it was amazing! We were most surprised at how beautiful the entire area was and how many things there were to do!
It was our first time leaving Graham for more than a few hours, and that part was definitely hard. We missed him a lot and everything kept reminding us of him (I can't believe how programmed I am to point out buses & birds right now! Andrew didn't care so much. :) But, we knew he was in great hands and we also knew it was SO good for us to get away by ourselves as well! I am sure you other moms can relate how hard it is to leave a piece of you when you go away!
We have so many pics, I am not sure where to start! But I do believe the falls probably deserve their own post because they were so magnificant!
First glimpse.....

Horseshoe Falls (Canadian side)....the clouds - wow!
American Falls.....


Yes, we did the Maid of the Mist!34 million gallons per minute go over these Falls and they are diverted 50% during the day & 75% during the night. Unbelievable!
saw several beautiful rainbows!
view from the very high Skylon Tower!
(all photo credits to Andrew!)
I'll share more of what we did soon........................

5 comments:

{B} said...

oh how beautiful! those rainbows in the falls are just incredible!

so happy that you were able to get away--and I am imagining those grandmas were all too happy to stay with mister G! ;-)

jeileenbaylor said...

Gorgeous pictures! Looks like you guys had so much fun ;) Glad you could get away!

ps - tim and I were the same way about Maddy when we went away for only 24 hours for our anniversary this year. We kept seeing dogs or fountains and saying, oh Maddy would love that! hah - isn't it hilarious how you desperately want to get away, but when you do, all you can do is talk about them!? It's still refreshing though ;)

Seth & Bethany Heijermans said...

These are great pictures! What a fun anniversary!

jess said...

so glad you guys were able to escape!! I totally feel ya - we missed our little Jude more than I imagined when we went away too...

PS - Sorry to hear that Andrew has no appreciation for birds;)

Katie Barker said...

The pictures are great! Nice work. The falls are amazing. It makes me want to go back.
(p.s. loving the patriotic music! Great choices :)