The American Falls
Canadian Horseshow Falls
Maid of the Mist
Close-up of the falls
While in Niagara Falls, we visited nearby Marineland and saw a Beluga whale born. There were numerous other animal exhibits: red and fallow deer, elk, bison, black bear, and other marine animals and shows. We rode the world's largest steel roller coaster, called "Dragon Mountain." The roller coaster had several double loops.
Beluga Whales at Marineland
A Black Bear waiting to be fed
During our stay, the Italians beat the French in the World Cup. There was pandemonium in the streets. I'd never seen anything like it before. I didn't dare say, "it's only soccer!" In honor of the Italian victory, Samantha and I ate at Mama Mia's Italian restaurant. It was very nice. Good food and speedy service.
Celebrating the World Cup Victory
Niagara Falls skyline
Though I came home with empty pockets, Niagara Falls is a fantastic place for a family vacation or romantic getaway. It's a natural wonder of the world, with plenty of other attractions. It's the third natural wonder I've seen. I've been to the Grand Canyon and I've seen the Bay of Fundy. Guess I've got nine more wonders to go