As you can see, I was lucky to even find my family in this crowded, bustling place. To be fair it was late at night...and my family is coming from Arizona, Utah and Alaska...I guess people coming from normal places arrived earlier in the day.
Because we are PARTY GALS we went to bed as soon as we got back home. Hey I'm old and I tire easily.
The next day we threw some overnighters in the car and we headed to Niagra Falls! Along the journey we had to stop in Palmyra, New York. For the rest of the world...there is nothing in Palmyra...but for people of our faith it's a pretty cool place. We stopped at the Palmyra temple, visited the Joseph Smith house and got to spend some time in the sacred grove.
Thats my sis-in-law Joy, my mom, and my sis-in-law Jody. And where am I? Hiding behind the camera of course...Heck somebody has to take the pictures! Notice that gorgeous blue sky....we had the BEST weather the whole time!
We made it to Niagra Falls, the Canadian side, and checked into the Embassy Suites Hotel...it advertised as the closest to the Horse shoe falls. And they weren't lying! I know this is gonna be hard to believe...but this picture was taken by Jody through our hotel window. She is a semi-pro photographer...and any really awesome shots you see in these vacations posts are gonna be by her. We didn't think this would work through the glass but it turned out gorgeous!
After checking out the view we walked down to the falls. Now I try really hard not to walk anywhere....really I would be grateful if God had given me wheels on my feet. Because walking and me are not good friends. Look how far away the falls are from here! And for my old out of shape body...this was a WALK...and there were HILLS people! And where was I in this photo...I was across the street in the park trying to not pass out from exhaustion. I tried to steal a walker from this old dude, but his wife hit me with her purse.
I love it when my dear mom looks happy!
Jody kept climbing up on the wall to get the good shots....it's a LOOOONG way down and I was trying to figure out how I was gonna explain a missing wife to my brother! Ummmm bro...I lost your wife...I think she went fishing...Ya might want to try calling Canada.........
After we got done gawking at the pretty water spillage.....I tried to hire a couple of big burly guys to drag my sorry butt up the Mount-Everest-type hill...but I had to make it all the way on my own. Lets just say no "land speed records" were set that day. Tomorrow we were heading to the Butterfly Conservatory....didn't I tell you we were party gals!!!!!