Summer + Camp NaNo = Memories to Treasure

It is just me, or does anybody else think the summer is flying waay too fast? But, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun!

Let’s change that: time flies when you’re doing things you love with loved ones, because that’s been my summer. šŸ™‚

Which is interesting, because before I used to lament the fact that we couldn’t do as much as we used to. I’ve learned to take any opportunity that comes my way, and it’s been a blast.

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Niagara Falls is probably the ultimate place for anyone in Canada to see, and as it is, we visited the falls last week. Let’s just say, that in the few years since our last visit, it hasn’t changed a bit.

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Before actually seeing the falls, we usually stop at the Dufferin Islands. Or at least I think they’re called the Dufferin Islands. It’s either much smaller than I remember or I grew up since the last visit. Hm..

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There’s always a mass of people at the falls, and that day was no exception. it was pretty hard to keep up, since I kept stopping to take pictures. XD

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No matter how many times I visit this place, I always have to stop and marvel at this beauty, only one example of God’s creation.

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After dodging tourists other people taking pictures, I started changing up the perspective. Again. šŸ˜› What can I say, I notice different things!

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Not to toot my own horn, but I do like the pictures of the falls through the railing. It was fun to look down- if you’re not scared of heights, and I’m not. Much.

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I took so many pictures of the buildings, but I think I’ll leave you one from an ice cream shop. It reminds me a lot of Whit’s End! (Uh, if you’re not an AIO fan, just scroll past- random fandom thing. XD )

Later in the evening, we went to Niagara-On-The-Lake, a small little town on the edge of Lake Ontario. It was really fun to wade in the lake and throw rocks. Fun story about the fort you see in the picture: some say that fort is on the U.S side. *nods* One day, I’d love to visit that.

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Yep, Niagara was fun, little tiring, and very nostalgic to visit again. I took a lot more pictures, but those will have to do.

*writer’s block*

I’m having writer’s block talking about writer’s block. Ayayay, what shall we do?

In all honesty, I’m really enjoying the miniscule amount of writing I’m doing. The characters, the setting, everything lines up except for the timeline. *facepalm* I’m getting there, and while I’m at it, I got awesome cabinmates who don’t give up. At all. šŸ™‚

Shall I leave you with flowers? Yes, I shall, because I really need to write some more! And go clear up some challenges for Summer Bored Games. šŸ˜‰ I’ll be seeing ya.

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A Trip Out Of Town

It's _NewKicks Friday!

Greetings and salutations! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

Earlier today, (6 in the morning to be precise) my family and I drove to Buffalo for a quick jaunt. It was quite the fun time!

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The sky was clear, the air fresh, the sun up, it was beautiful! Especially since yesterday we had a bad storm, and some power lines and trees were knocked over.

On our way, I spotted an office building called Nova Steel Production… *wide eyes* Is this a sign? (AIO fans, this is for you. If you don’t get it just keep on scrolling!)

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These are pictures of the big bridges we crossed. I love crossing bridges. It’s kind of scary, but thrilling at the same time!

We also got to see the great Niagara Falls while we were driving! Ā 

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Horseshoe Falls, so named because of its horseshoe shape.

 

Ā  Fun Facts About the Falls

  • Ā  the name Niagara was taken and adapted from the Mohawks.
  • Niagara Falls is separated into three falls: Horseshoe, American, and the Bridal Veil falls.
  • The biggest falls, Horseshoe, is on the Canadian side. (Yipee! šŸ™‚ )
  • More than 6 million cubic feet of water goes over every minute. That’s a lot of water! Think of all the swimming pools it’d fill.
  • in 1901, Michigan school teacher Anne Edson Taylor went over the falls in nothing but a barrel. What’s shocking? She was only 63 years old!

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Alright, time to take off the tour guide hat now. Wikipedia has such useful information, doesn’t it?

We entered New York through Niagara Falls, and passing by the streets in the early morning was so fun!

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One pretty interesting thing about morning driving is that you get to see all the big stores and businesses closed, and empty. We passed by a store dedicated to Hershey’s chocolate (yum) and displayed old ads from the 1900s featuring Hershey’s. I also saw this tiny, tiny ice cream shop shaped like a giant cone. It reminded me a lot of Whit’s End! Sadly however, I couldn’t get any good pictures of both shops.

We stayed around for a bit, saw some places, then headed back. And thus concludes our mini road trip! I hope you’ve enjoyed! Do you like road trips? Have you ever seen the Falls? Let me know, won’t you?

And here to reward you for bearing with me is a picture of a Hershey’s kiss! Thanks for reading!

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