Saturday, March 22, 2008

Niagara Falls

I actually don't have any knitting projects to show at the moment. I started a baby hat (which looks more like a hat that could easily fit my head) but I think I have to re-knit it and the deadline is looming. I have a week. No big deal right? Well, there's work thrown in there, not to mention the cotton/acrylic that I picked out makes my arms hurt if I knit on it too long. I'll get it done though.

A week ago, my friends and I went to Niagara Falls for the day, just as a lets-get-off-our-butts-and-have-a-road-trip sort of thing. It was a gorgeous day, and by gorgeous I mean the sun was out and we hadn't seen it in a long, long time. It was still cold, but the sun totally made up for that.

I've never seen Niagara Falls in the winter. It's actually really beautiful.The mist coming up made this thin, icy layer over everything... including us after awhile! We really didn't wear very appropriate clothes for being "rained" on. So we took a few pictures and headed out.Here's the boy and I (totally blinded by that thing known as the sun.)

We all decided to be complete tourists and went over to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch....Where we sat by Elton John's Pharaoh suit and Madonna's tasseled bustier. They really set the mood!

On our way home we stopped by RockVentures in Rochester. It's the largest rock climbing gym in the Northeast, and let me just say, I've totally missed rock climbing!Though a gym is nothing like real rock, it's still a lot of fun.

I was so exhausted by the end of the day, but it was worth it. Winter seems to get us stuck it a rut of always wanting to stay in and avoid the cold (at least it does for me) but it's good to get out there and enjoy it!


Knittripps said...

That sounds like quite the adventure! I've never been rock climbing.

Lynne said...

We went to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls at the end of December! What a cool place! (But not the town.. ick). I used to rock climb but three dislocated shoulders later... DH did his first ever indoor climbing the other day!

Laurie (Moo!) said...

It looks like you had an amazing day! Beautiful shots of the falls and all of the happy people. :-)
Good luck with that baby hat. I know you can do it.

ellie said...

What a great day!! And you know I love that seascape rock wall :)

LisaB said...

Wowsers, the falls looks cool!! That is a place I would like to visit sometime.

Looks like a great day!

JessaLu said...

I love that picture of the falls! We're supposed to be stopping there on our way West this August - thanks for the preview! ;o)

jackie said...

It sounds like a great day (except for the cold freezing mist)! It is good to get out, but I am holding out for spring!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! So that's why you and Jill were not knittin on Saturday! I actually popped my head in at FOE to see if you guys were there!

Looks like fun!

Are you gonna be there this Saturday?

big geek beth