I'm up in Rochester, NY for Carestream training. Anyone been to Rochester? Anyone? Anyone? No? I think I know why...there's absolutely NOTHING to do here! The closest attraction is Niagara Falls, which is about and hour and a half away. We flew in on Sunday and since our class doesn't start till Tuesday, I jumped at the chance to go. Unfortunately my co-worker wasn't interested so I ended up going by myself.
Luckily I found a tour that took me to all the main sites for $65. It actually was a good deal, it lasted 4 hours!
We started off at the Whirlpool
Next was the Cave of the Winds...does anyone remember the Thompson's Waterseal commercial? This is the place!
I saw this critter while I was waiting for my poncho...he kinda grossed me out
I had to put my camera away pretty quickly. The water was nuts!! I was able to get some pics on my iphone instead...I actually got kinda scared of doing that after awhile too cause if my phone died I woulda been in a lot of trouble!
It was safe to pull out my camera again...
This is Carlos our tour guide
This is actually the nicer falls but there was so much mist that it was difficult to get good pics
We went up to the observation deck before the boat ride...
I was actually very hesitant to step on this boat. For those of you who know me know that I get seasick very easily and I knew this wasn't gonna be a calm ride. Carlos mentioned that the ride was only 20 minutes so I thought I'd chance it...
yah, the camera got put away pretty quickly here! Ohmygawwwd! I felt like I was in a rainstorm!!
After the Maid of the Mist our tour was over. I went ahead and walked across the bridge to Canada, hoping to check out the falls from that side. But from the look of this picture the falls were pretty far away and I was too lazy to make the trek over there. Besides I figured the mist would be really bad from that side too and my pics still wouldn't turn out.
I think I was in Canada for maybe an hour. I took me longer to go through customs on the way back!