Maine 2017 – Niagara Falls

09/02/17

Rainbow Bridge

We stayed the night in the Oasis Motel in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The hotel was pretty dumpy, as it seems was the trend in that area. It probably ranked better than the Ash Fork Inn out West, but not by much. We begrudgingly gave them an extra $10 to stay parked there the next day while we walked down to the river and the falls. The town of Niagara Falls is a year round carnival, reminiscent of Pigeon Forge or whatever the town outside Rushmore was. We walked the Canadian side of the falls first and then crossed the bridge to the US side. While the Canadian side has by far the better viewing of the falls, the US side has a much more extensive park and closer access to the falls.  We wandered the park for a few hours before crossing the bridge back to Canada.

After having our fill of the falls, we headed back toward Michigan. I don’t remember the clock, but we were leaving a bit before sunset, so maybe 4:00.  It’s a five and a half hour drive straight through back to Grand Rapids, so with stops, etc. (including getting to see the trip’s most obnoxious family in Subway near Flint) we were able to get back to Grand Rapids late that night.

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