I have always wanted to go to Niagara Falls. It was a bucket list trip. Finally things aligned, and my friend, Cindy, went with me. It was AMAZING. It is difficult to convey the immensity, power and overall awesomeness in photos. I tried loading some video clips, but it isn't working. Maybe I can do that later.
I had always heard "the Canadian side is better" and so we stayed on the Canadian side and all of our activities around the falls were on the Canadian side. As we walked up, it was so loud, but this is all you really see at first. Horseshoe falls is on the Canadian side and they are huge. Lots of white water leading up to the falls. The water is a beautiful color. And there is so much power and volume that it creates a huge column of mist that goes way up into the sky. If you happen to stand where that mist is going, you get completely soaked. I was soaked pretty quickly.
A lot of the activities dispense ponchos. they are really thin and are truly just cheapy trash bags with a hood.
After getting soaked, my hair was such a mess, I was desperate for something to comb it with. This is all that was available at the gift shop. I am now the proud owner of a very snazzy Canadian brush.