Niagara Falls, NY {Post One}

24 May

Last weekend, Ilker and I decided that it was just embarrassing that we still hadn’t been to Niagara Falls.  Especially once we figured out we only life abut 2.5 hours away!  So Saturday morning, we woke up early and headed toward Buffalo.  But first coffee…we decided to stop at Tim Hortons {a Dunkin Donuts-esque joint} as neither one of us had ever been there….this was to be a day of firsts!  After some not so great coffee, in horrible cups {i swear it was not operator issues!} we headed off to Rochester to stop at the Lilac Festival, and eat lunch at the Istanbul Cafe!

Posing with the Lilacs!

Lunch from the Istanbul Cafe...Cafe was a bit of a stretch, but the food was DELISH!

Ilker is excited about the Turkish food!

Finally, with overcast skies and a temperature hovering around 50, we arrived in Niagara, NY.

About 3 miles away from the falls...and we could already see the mist!

Now, I must admit…I was prepared to be disappointed by the falls.  With the exception of the Grand Canyon, I have been disappointed by many “monuments”… However, this place was amazing!  Granted…the area was a bit like Myrtle Beach…but the falls themselves were breaktaking!

We decided to go on a tour…as it was late, and we wanted to be sure we saw as much as possible!  This turned out to be the best decision.  Not only did we do EVERYTHING, but our tour guide was really knowledgeable….and really attractive!

Tour Brochure

Realizing someone forgot his wedding ring....

First, we went out on this suspension bridge…for the first look at the falls.  The overcast sky, threatened rain, but I think it also made for some fantastic photos.  I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Here are some of our “first impression” photos!

First view!

Laying the details for some future stories!

Our first photo together {before my hair adopted that wet dog look}

The American Falls

Ok…I took a bunch of photos!  And really want to share them, so I am going to divide this up into a couple of posts…as to not overwhelm you, and force you to loose interest 🙂

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2 Responses to “Niagara Falls, NY {Post One}”

  1. Mimi May 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Jacqui, It looks great and so much fun. I’ve been there twice, once while I was in high school and later with grandpa and
    maybe Jimmy. since we lived in long Island, NY for about a year.

  2. Sara June 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    Looks like you had a GREAT time!! I just stummbled on to your blog and I’m happy I did! You all were right in my neck of the woods. We live in Rochester right now and The Lilac Festival and Niagara Falls is two of our favorite things about being here 🙂

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