Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cave of the Winds

A little more about our trip to Buffalo....

On Monday, before heading out of the Western New York area, we went up to Niagara Falls and visited Cave of the Winds.  In all of my time living in WNY, I think this might only be the 2nd time I did it. 
 And it's such a cool experience.  You pretty much walk under the Bridal Veil Falls on the American side.  The entrance is on Goat Island (the island where Nik Wallenda started his tightrope walk across the Falls).  After you get your special non-slip sandals, you take a elevator down the equivalent of 18 stories. 
 Once down at the bottom, you get your raincoat and can head out to the wooden walkways.  It was a gorgeous day and not too hot.  As always with Niagara Falls, the crowd was quite diverse.  I love hearing the happy exclamations in a dozen different languages. 
 You certainly get quite soaked.  Thank goodness for that great yellow raincoat and the plastic bags you get for your belongings!  I'm so glad we went.  It really is an amazing way to get up close to the Falls. 
And there was a double rainbow people!  Who doesn't love that? 


Laura said...

Fun! And looks like it was a beautiful day. :)

Maria Rose said...