Sunday, January 6, 2008

Did you Really Go to Niagra Falls At Night?

Are you kidding me? Since me and Lieber shared the pictures of our trip to, through, Niagara Falls we have continued to get the same question over and over again. Did you really go to the Falls at Night?

Okay, I live near a very small town that many people say the place folds up the sidewalks and goes home at 6:30 p.m. So, this is not the first time I have heard this reaction from people when we tell them where we went or explain that there was an activity that took place in the near by town after dark. But, come on. Are you serious?

It appears the straight answer is that there is a believe that people of Buffalo actually turn off the water each night. Calm the rapids, mop up the water, and wait for the sun to shine. You, know, to save this wonderful natural resource for the next day.

This is great. I have found a way to make millions. The business people, the concession stand owners, the hotels, restaurants, etc. can have a greater patronage if they would advertise that the Falls are open at night. New York is not just for lovers, its actually open after dark!

As we shared our trip I was truly amazed at the number of people who live in the area that have never been to see the Falls. Maybe it is a geeky tourist thing to do. And, it is in a somewhat cooler climate than some care to venture into. But, you should plan a trip just to experience the awesome beauty and power of nature.


Chris in Oxford said...

I've been to Niagara at night - it's great. Do they still light up the falls?

Sounds like you had an eventful trip and good fun with the family!

Rhonda said...

Fun times. We have been to Niagara AND the Grand Canyon at night. Both are stunning.

Your kids will remember this trip forever. Sounds like a wonderful time.

Were you tempted to put any of the kids on the roof for the remainder of the trip? My dad always used to threaten us with that.... and we actually believed him long enough to behave for another hour or two.