Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Back to the States...Day 3

This morning we went back to the Falls for a daytime view. We took a voyage on the Maid of the Mist boat. The Maid of the Mist is a boat ride that goes down into the falls. The mist is more like heavy rains. A feature of this ride is the complimentary rain coats - which are put to good use. The kids thought I was crazy making them get in line one hour before the ride even opened until.... four bus loads of Asian tourist starting getting in line. I was then the smartest women in the world!

Once we were done at the Falls we traveled to the town of Lake on Niagra where we toured Fort George. We looked at several canons, old buildings and watch a musket demonstration.

After our tour of Fort George, we traveled back to the states. The border was much harder to cross this time. We were in line waiting to get inspected for an hour. Once the border patrol cop entered our bus, she went through every passport and looked at each of us to make sure our visual look matched our passport photos. We also got to witness a drug car being stripped - it was a real experience.

We ended our day by going to the Corning Museum of glass were we watched a glass blowing demonstration. The vase the artist made was beautiful until he was attaching the last busted seconds before completion.

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