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RV to Niagara Falls: Everything Is Better On The Canadian Side

“If you think I’m wonderful now, wait until you see my Canadian side.” -Scott

Scott and I had never been to Niagara Falls, and we were so excited. Okay, I was excited and Scott was driving and everyone acted like if we didn’t see the Canadian side, we should just stay home. We couldn’t cross the border with the baby without a complicated process, and I forgot to bring passports for the big kids to cross with one adult. My Canadian side never forgets things. Sigh. However, we loved the American side. It was so quiet and serene and whenever something went wrong, we could blame it on not being in Canada, which worked out well when I accidentally sent us on a 10 mile hike to see a whirlpool. Things are never so far away in Canada.

Goat's Island
When you drive an RV, you’re sometimes more welcomed than others and parking is no exception. We had to park on Goat’s Island, which felt like thousands of miles away, but it was quite beautiful.
Goat's Island bridge
The bridge to where the non-RVers are allowed to be.
Maid of the Mist boat
We first headed to Maid of the Mist.
Maid of the Mist boat 1
The boat has been running for over a hundred years – generations of my family have take this voyage.
Maid of the Mist
What a view!
Niagara Falls 1
What? This is ridiculous!
Niagara Falls
Ridiculously gorgeous!
The water and the wind! Oh my!
The water and the wind! Oh my!
Ponchos from Maid of the Mist
There were even baby-size ponchos. OMG.
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My poor camera but still worth it.
Maid of the Mist 2
A break from the water and wind but not the view.
Niagara Falls 4
We lucked out on the beautiful day although I’m sure the Canadians always have blue skies.
American Falls
Then we walked up too many stairs to get up close and personal.
Niagara Falls 5
We moved on to the Niagara gorge trails with the Alex-plan of reaching Whirlpool State Park.
Tiny whirlpools means we must be close right?
Niagara Falls gorge
The kids don’t quite believe we will ever get there
Niagara Falls gorge
And they were right. It was just around that bend but with three kids and muddy, hilly terrain, the bend is just a little too far.
Niagara Falls KOA
Oh well. Back to the campsite for a little pajama bouncing.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

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