Bucket List Trip #1 – Niagara Falls
I’ve said before that I want to travel everywhere; however, I’m trying to pick one main place each year to travel to and maybe two additional trips.
At the beginning of the year, I stated in my blog I wanted to go to Niagara Falls. I love water and knew the scenery would be beautiful from pictures found online, so I needed to figure out how to get there the most affordable way.
Storytime: I’m an unconventional journeyer. I don’t mind traveling longer to get somewhere if it means saving money. I understand the easiest way to get to Niagara Falls is to fly to Buffalo, New York, start on the American side of the falls, and then come over to the Canadian side; however, my friend, Melanie, and I took the more scenic route. We flew to Detroit and drove to Niagara Falls. It was a windy yet beautiful and easy drive. Detroit is about 4 hours away, so if you go this way, make a great playlist and pray that the Canadian border patrol is nice when you cross the border.
Customs: Don’t expect a stamp at the border, as it is optional for them.
When we arrived, it was 4 am in the morning, but after resting and getting back up we arrived at the falls.
It was the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen, so serene and relaxing. We were able to go down into the falls on the boat and feel the mist of the Canadian falls on our faces. While it was cold and our fingers were a little frozen, the moment was perfect. The Canadian Falls, the rainbow and the beautiful birds, it is a moment I’ll cherish forever. We closed our eyes momentarily to soak in the joy of the moment and even caught a beautiful rainbow in the background. My advice to you if you ever go to Niagara Falls—ensure you have your passport to go to the Canadian Falls. It is the more scenic side, and you can see both falls at the same time.
“I set My rainbow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.”
Genesis 9:13 AMP