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Friday, August 28, 2015

The View from the Skylon Tower of Niagra Falls

My family and I were able to go to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.  Since we had made a day of it, towards the late afternoon it did not surprise me when we were all getting hungry.  We saw some adds for the Skylon and decided to check it out.  Boy was I glad we went when we did because we were able to get into the revolving dinning room.  If we had waited just a half hour later we wouldn't have been able to go because they were all booked up for the night.  We were only going to be there the one day and went for it.  The view was incredible, well worth it.

The Tower is 775 feet about the falls.  I was glad we were able to do the revolving dining room verses the buffet which was suppose to not revolve.  They have it timed so that while you wait on your food to come you get to see the falls.  Then while you are eating and finishing up you are seeing whats to the north of the falls.  Here's the pictures I took.  (note: I had both my camera and cellphone with me and used both & was glad I did.  The depth perception was different for them). 

This is a good view of the caprock. The caprock, is more resistant and is the Lockport dolostone   of Silurian age. This dolostone is what is so resistant and makes the falls as spectacular at they are.

 You can see the depth perception difference between the camera and the cellphone.  The top was the cell.

 We did go down to the observation deck.  It was nice to see how things were labeled for us.

I would have done this just for the view.  Having good food was really nice and made the whole experience a memory to keep for a long long time. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015- Niagara Falls - Canadian side

I was able to go to Niagara Falls this summer.  Only this time I was able to get on the Canadian side.  I went last year and did this post on it.   It is definitely different and I can see why some people like this side better.  USA side or Canadian side its still impressive and I loved seeing it.  Now to let the images speak for themselves.

This is what I read in Wikipedia

The main thing was to find out that the caprock, is more resistant and is the Lockport dolostone   of Silurian age. This dolostone is what is so resistant and makes the falls as spectacular at they are.

This is the Horsefalls
One of the things that made it so special was seeing the rainbows in the water.  As you would walk they would change in height based on the angle that you were viewing them. 

It was so much fun to see the maiden of the mist boats go into the falls and then see how quickly they get turned around and pushed back out of there.
The Canadian side for the American falls

We stopped and had dinner and came out again and the rainbows had risen higher.  I thought this was really neat because I could see a 2nd degree rainbow.  It didn't take really well in the picture but if you look hard you can see it.  The 2nd degree one has the colors reversed from the 1degree.

As we were walking back to the car the rainbow kept getting higher and higher and it was so neat to see it rising above the falls.

We at our dinner at the Skylon and I got so many really neat pictures that I just have to have a second post on them.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thanks to the people that have viewed this blog

I've hit 60,000 viewers.  Thanks everyone.

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It caught my attention because its right at 60,000 and as you can see it doesn't track my viewing of the pages.  I did this so I could get a true sense of how many people were looking at my stuff.

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