An Unplanned, Long Overdue And Amazing Visit To The Famous And Spectacular Niagara Falls.
Usually, after checking in to a hotel on my travels , I quickly settle in my room and am out the door exploring my new location. But not on my recent visit to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. I entered my room on the 11th Floor of the Marriot Fallsview Hotel and I remained there for about a half hour.
I was mesmerized by the spectacular view from my window. It was an awe inspiring sight of the rushing waters of the Niagara River as they cascaded over the Horseshoe Falls, creating a cloud of mist. I was awe. I sat on the sofa in front of the window and took in the captivating beauty of the river and falls for a half hour.
Both the “American Falls” and the “Canadian Falls” are actually on the United States side of the Niagara River. The Canadian town of Niagara Falls was closer to the larger, and more spectacular Horseshoe Falls which is where I was staying.
As I walked toward the Canadian Falls I reflected on the first time I remembered hearing about Niagara Falls. I knew it was before I was in grade school. I was watching a television show with my parents and I heard a couple say they were going on a honeymoon to Niagara Falls. I remember asking my dad what a honeymoon was and he told me about how it is what married folks do, and that he and my mom went to Washington D.C. on their honeymoon. That conversation seems like it were yesterday.
Over the years I watched many television shows, sitcoms. cartoons and movies with young and old folks traveling to Niagara Falls for their honeymoons or anniversaries. Visiting these famous falls was one of the first items on my bucket list. I had always imagined visiting Niagara Falls with my wife on my own honeymoon. So I kept putting off a visit until I got married, However, at this stage of my life i realized that probably won’t happen so, on my return from northern Ontario, I made the decision to visit famous Niagara Fall. I am now so glad I did. The power, beauty and majesty of the falls is amazing.
It has a revolving restaurant which allows for views of both falls while you dine . However there were no seats available so I decided to eat diner at the Morton’s Grille and Steakhouse at my hotel It was a good choice. I couldn’t a window seat with a good view of the falls but the meal was delicious, starting with a tasty loaf of bread,
I watched the beauty of the Falls until 10 p.m. I was told there may be fireworks, but there weren’t any. I wasn’t too disappointed the natural beauty of the Falls couldn’t be improved with fireworks. I have seen many beautiful sights on my travels around our planet. but watching the beauty o Falls was a truly amazing experience. I hope I can share the natural wonder with someone when I return. Here is a link to a gallery on my blog website with some more photos from my first visit to Niagara Falls. Canada Niagara Falls June 7 2023.
All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creators power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.— John James Audubon