Friday, October 3, 2008

Niagara Falls


A classic tourist trap but still definitely worth checking out.  It was a little out of the way but with free corporate gas and no social life I'm down for whatever.  $13 gets you a walk out on a viewing platform and a ride into the falls on a one foot in the grave ferry overfilled with foreign tourists.  Boats like these get overloaded and sink in developing countries all the time.

The US side of the falls was pretty basic, the Canadian side had been turned into a mini-Vegas, complete with a fake space needle. 
I'm no stranger to a fake space needle, during my work in Las Vegas my hotel had a pretty good view of this.
My Pacific Northwest trip last October introduced me to the genuine article in Seattle.  Honestly though, these things are kinda a waste.  All they're good for is spicing up a skyline, my vote goes to the Stratosphere in Vegas, at least that one is a casino.

1 comment:

Erin M. Miller said...

I was hoping for a New Jersey post and pictures!!!