July 8, 2013

Niagara Falls, NY

Spent the last week at the Lazy Lakes RV Resort which is 12 miles from Niagara Falls. The weather has been hot, humid and rainy (off and on). The RV Resort is very close to a small town called Cambria, NY.

We see all kinds on things when living in a motorhome. For example, there are some beautiful Cardinal birds around our RV. One morning, one young male saw his reflection in our bedroom window and tried to mate with himself. He woke us up with the knocking on the glass. So Jerry washed the window later that day and put up a large piece of cardboard so that he would not see his reflection. Last night the rains came and washed the cardboard down. The red bird return this morning, "did his thing," and now Jerry has to clean the window again.

Picture taken with Jerry's new close-up lens

In 2008, we visited Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. This time, we stayed on the American side.

Niagara Falls with Canada across the water

Water coming towards the Falls

And, if you want a better view, you can
pay to walk out of the walkway

You can imagine the roar of this
powerful waterfall.

We also visited the 15-acre Lady of Fatima Shrine. It is maintained by the Barnabite Fathers and contains more than 90 life-size marble statutes of Saints.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

The dome of the chapel contains a map of the world.

The top of the chapel contains a 13-foot granite statute

A few of the 90 statutes in the Shrine

Our Lady of Fatima and the three children statutes

On the 4th of July, our plan was to go over to the Canadian side to see the fireworks over Niagara Falls. They were shooting the fireworks off from the Canadian side and we thought that we would get the best view. So with our cameras and tri-pods, we decided to walk across the bridge to Canada (as opposed to drive with the car). But, when we were on the bridge, we realized that the view from the bridge might just be better than actually going into Canada.

The bridge over to Canada where we stopped to take
pictures of the fireworks. (See the long line of cars
trying to get into Canada for this occasion.)

View from the bridge before the sun set. Fireworks
started at 10 p.m.

Fireworks over Niagara

Colored lights on Niagara Falls

On last item. Yesterday Jerry drove to Toronto, Canada to meet with an associate. I decided not to go along with him, and thank God, I didn't go. It took him three hours to go a mile and a half to reach Customs at the border. It's as if half of the New Yorkers went to Canada over the long holiday and all tried to get back at the same time.

Leaving here tomorrow and heading to someplace in Ohio.

Have a great week, everyone; and remember to keep living the life you love.

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