Just an FYI, if you are planning on going to see Niagara Falls in winter - even in late November, which is technically still part of the the fall...
I had the bright idea to take my daughter to Niagara Falls this weekend, and to meet up with some blogger friends and do some shopping in Buffalo, NY. My daughter is getting to the age where she has so much that she doesn't ask for anything special for Christmas anymore. This year, all she wanted was clothing. So I decided to make getting the clothing part of her gift: we went to Buffalo/Niagara Falls.
We arrived Friday at noon and grabbed a cab to our hotel in Amherst, NY - which I mistakenly thought was in Buffalo...long story short, our hotel was in the middle of nowhere and I had to rent a car.
Thankfully, Enterprise Rent A Car had a location not too far, and after our cab never showed up to pick us up, Enterprise came and got us! $120 later, we were driving off in a Dodge Avenger.
Which my daughter has now declared her favorite car in the world.
Friday evening, we were so pooped from waking at 5 am to drive the hour trip to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport that we simply grabbed a quick snack from McDonald's on the way back from getting our rental and watched a movie on my iPad in our hotel room...
My daughter passed out at 7 pm. I wasn't far behind her, powering down the laptop and passing out around 8:30 pm. What can I say, it was pitch black by 5 pm, and we had a long day!
We went to Niagara Falls this morning and I got a few photos before my daughter decided that she had never been colder in her life and begged to go back to the car and head back into Buffalo.
I had been to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side in 2003, and I think it was a nicer view than from the American Falls side. However, being so close to the American Falls was quite the experience! To hear the rushing water so close, and to feel the vibrations in the ground - that was nothing short of amazing!
I'd love to plan another trip for next year, after my daughter has her passport, so that we can also cross the border and she can see the Canadian side!