We have returned from our latest adventure. The girls returned to school on Tuesday last week. I took Thursday to relax and have the ladies over for breakfast.
We joined DH on his business trip. We enjoyed the day at Niagara Falls. This is a view of the “American Falls”. This set of falls is on the US side. The pics are taken from the Canadian side. The observation deck is in the same location as the old border bridge that was taken off its foundation from an ice jam, many years ago.
This is the official “Niagara Falls”. Water from these falls is from 4 of the Great Lakes. The mist from the falls is so big that you can see it from miles away. If you enlarge this photo you will see the boat on the right side. This is a fairly large boat, holds a couple hundred people and is 2 stories high. We went on the boat. We were given rain jackets to wear. MJJR decided to not were the hood, her hair was completely drenched. The amount of water and the quickness of it coming was unbelievable. At night, the locals turn down the spigot and capture the energy for electricity. We enjoyed the day with some new friends. Another family from the same training DH was attending came to the falls with us. The family is from Spain. The 5 of us girls had a great time while the DH’s had training. We did some back to school shopping.
We also found a great museum. This children’s museum has a wonderful butterfly garden. They have both an indoor and outdoor garden. Not only did they have awesome butterflies, they also had a hatching center.
There was 2 big windows full of chrysalis’. This looks creepy at first. Butterflies are drying their wings and you can see some are moving trying to get out.
Now that things are getting back to normal (Yeah, right! Our well went out today and we are expecting a hotel visit for a couple days unless the fix is easier than expected), I am hoping to work on the dahlia quilt. I am still avoiding the work. I have done some extra cleaning, knitting and anything else to avoid the quilt.