Sunday, July 21, 2013

Jim and Irish's mini-vacation

Jim and I left the kids with Jim's parents and road tripped it north to Niagara Falls. A nice bonus? Jim's dad lent us his awesome new Volvo. We wanted it because Volvo's are notoriously safe, and we're all about safety.
Goodbye children!
We drove through-from what I can tell-the most American-looking part of America: upstate New York.

spacious skies...


amber green waves of grain corn...


God shedding grace on thee...





We arrived at the falls just in time to see them at sunset and Friday morning we saw them up close on the Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist is a boat that takes you right up to the falls at the bottom. It's a crazy experience. I don't know why but there was no line at all Friday morning. We paid the fee, descended down the winding ramp and walked right onto the boat.

There's the Maid of the Mist-look closely

 Then I enjoyed the most wonderful day at the spa. Falls-schmalls! There's only a tiny window of time where I am childless enough to get a massage. Actually, we'd planned on going to the Friday night fireworks, but then things weren't looking so good...

Does this hotel have a cellar? 
It's night, this is lightning
Just like being on the Maid of the Mist. Or in a hurricane
This morning we went back for one more look at the falls before heading back to Pennsylvania.
panoramic view (American falls on the left, "horseshoe" falls on the right)




Hello! Maid of the Mist!




Really people? There's a sign right next to you

Aaannd, back to PA.

It's weird to think we'll soon be back at home in Korea.

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