Buffalo and Niagara

October 20, 2006





Last report on our trip, I promise.
On the way home from Toronto we spent half a day at Niagara Falls. I had wanted to see the Falls since I was a kid and it was every bit as impressive as I hoped. We visited the Canadian side and the views were spectacular. On another visit we’ll try the American side so we can hear the roar of the water and try one of the hikes that take you down near the water. The weather was chilly but not cold and the light was intense. It was really, really beautiful.

After the Falls, we were able to visit our incredibly gracious and super-cool friends in Buffalo. They finally had their power restored — post storm — after a couple of days in the dark, and had us over for pizza and Buffalo wings. We were able to meet their beautiful daughters Rose and Daisy (love those names!) and generally destroy their house before heading out for the night. Their home was so great. Lots of small, creative details that had me taking mental notes all evening. A great ceramic plate collection on the wall. Twinkle lights with little ribbons making a night light in the baby’s room. Very inspiring.

We hadn’t seen Devon and Michelle in a long time and could have hung out with them for days at a time without running out of good conversation. It was a great, but too short, visit.

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1 liz October 20, 2006 at 1:38 pm

years ago we passed through niagra with friends (pre babies) and didn’t want to pay for parking. we took turns hopping out of the car to take pictures while the other couple drove the car in circles. pretty romantic, ay.

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2 robin k October 20, 2006 at 2:13 pm

Love the pictures, Gabby.

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3 Emily October 20, 2006 at 4:12 pm

I’m so happy you got to see Devon and Michelle! What a treat! We took our kids to Toronto (where Wes served his mission) in the middle of an ice storm and at the height of the SARS outbreak (pretty smart, huh?). We forced them to at least get out of the car and look over the railing at Niagra. It was an adventure!

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4 jordan October 20, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Then did you guys get in a barrel and go over the edge?

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5 Jenni October 20, 2006 at 9:15 pm

We flew over Niagra last week en route to Utah via Minneapolis and the pilot was Chatty Charlie, which would have been fine at 6PM instead of 6AM and we had been up since 3 or 4 AM, well he just had to wake us all up to tell us to look out the left side of the plane to see the spray, I was so mad at him! Any other time I would have been excited to see it. Great pics, we miss those kids!

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6 Anonymous October 21, 2006 at 11:23 am

Design Mom, Thanks for showing us pictures or your adorable children. How about featuring them more often?

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