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Nice Deb Vacation Pix July 1, 2008

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The Nice Deb family decided to take a trip to New York to see some relatives she hasn’t seen in a long, long time. We thought we’d see some sights along the way.

I had visited Niagara Falls as a kid, but had forgotten how spectacular they are. Here are some pix from our visit today, (but none with the kids in them):

We took the Maid of the Mist tour. There wasn’t a wait at all, and we were the last ones to board the boat before it left, so our timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I think my older kids were pretty impressed. My hubby said, they’ll probably bring their own kids here, some day.

Here I am heading for the hurricane deck. More awesomeness awaits:

Those are my two oldest on the Hurricane Deck:

We saw lots of rainbows like this one:

We also took the trolley tour, which was well worth the $2.00 fee, let me tell you. It took us to “Goat Island” where there were the most spectacular views.

It was an action packed day, but we still didn’t see everything we wanted to see. You really need at least two days to see everything, but we have to be back in KC by Mon., so we weren’t able to visit the Canadian side. Maybe we’ll come back out next year.

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1. Light Blogging Alert « Nice Deb - July 1, 2008

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2. eddiebear - July 1, 2008

Well done.

3. nicedeb - July 1, 2008

Thanks, we had a really great day!

4. eddiebear - July 1, 2008

So, will you go over the edge in a barrel?

5. nicedeb - July 1, 2008

My son wanted to.

6. eddiebear - July 1, 2008

All kidding aside, I bet they don’t allow that anymore.

Damn nanny staters.

7. doubleplusundead - July 1, 2008

Canadian side or proper ‘merican side?

8. xbradtc - July 1, 2008

Seven comments and no one notes that Nice Deb is pretty cute?

Nice Deb, when your son is a teenager, you’ll let him go over the edge in a barrel.

9. doubleplusundead - July 1, 2008

, so we weren’t able to visit the Canadian side.

Me reed gud.

10. nicedeb - July 1, 2008

Seven comments and no one notes that Nice Deb is pretty cute?

They already knew that.

Nice Deb, when your son is a teenager, you’ll let him go over the edge in a barrel.

He’s 18, already!

11. Muslihoon - July 2, 2008

Great pics! Thanks! Looks like fun.

I should go someday. (I went, back when I was five I think. So I don’t remember much.)

12. BrewFan - July 2, 2008

Seven comments and no one notes that Nice Deb is pretty cute?
If I can drum up the energy I’ll find her picture from when she was in her hippie phase. It’s in here somewhere. Rowrr!

13. composmentis - July 2, 2008

Glad you had a great time Deb and thanks for sharing.

14. Dave in Texas - July 2, 2008

Great pics Deb – have fun!

15. cathy - July 2, 2008

Thanks Deb for the pics. Brought back memories.

We did Niagara Falls about 10 years ago with our kids.
Maid of the Mist tour… our ponchos were blue.

16. Dave in Texas - July 2, 2008

If you haven’t used Google Satellite to check out the view from above, it’s pretty cool.

You know, if you’re like me and can’t actually go there.

17. Pupster - July 2, 2008
18. cathy - July 2, 2008

You know, if you’re like me and can’t actually go there.

Whaa?

*outstanding warrants in state of New York?*

*former girlfriend with issues nearby?*

*repulsion to yellow ponchos?*

19. composmentis - July 2, 2008

*daughter needing college tuition*
*monthly pool payment*
*monthly poolboy upkeep with tanning oil, hair styling, gym fees, and lube*

20. Mr Minority - July 2, 2008

I have always wanted to go to Niagara Falls, Canadian side. That is where Mom was born/raised.

21. nicedeb - July 2, 2008

My mother’s side of the family is French Canadian, too, Mr. M.

22. kevlarchick - July 2, 2008

I went there on an impromptu college road trip 20 years ago.

After that trip, my dad confiscated my grampa’s Dodge Magnum that I was driving. That thing was a tank.

23. Dave in Texas - July 2, 2008

So, “impromptu” is like, a regional colloquialism for “did not seek parental permission”?

I probably would have liked that expression, uh, 28 years ago (no comments from you wiseacres). I probably wouldn’t care for it now though.

24. eddiebear - July 2, 2008

21: I have to deal right now with a shipment crossing the border into Levis, QC.

I never should have told anybody hear I know French.

25. Mr Minority - July 2, 2008

Nice Deb, I like your poncho:

“Is that a real poncho…I mean
Is that a Mexican poncho
or is that a Sears poncho?
Hmmm…no foolin’ …”

(Vague reference to Frank Zappa song)

26. cathy - July 2, 2008

I never should have told anybody hear I know French.>

Eddie. A couple of years ago I called a customer service number in Canada about a product I had purchased. Everyone insisted on speaking French and when I told them I didn’t know French, rather than speak English or respond with even a single word, they all just kept putting me on hold and transferring me to someone else. It was very annoying.

27. Mr Minority - July 2, 2008

Eddie,
How do you say “surrender” in Fwench?

28. Dave in Texas - July 2, 2008

I know that Zappa song.

Cathy, one of the more annoying thing about dealing with businesses in Quebec, by law all business communications must be conducted in French. All documents, meeting minutes, every damn thing.

It’s not that they don’t translate (hey, they like money too), just that they go out of their way being so Fronchy Fronch about it.

29. eddiebear - July 2, 2008

remise

30. Mr Minority - July 2, 2008

I know that Zappa song.

“She had a snake for a pet,
and an amulet,
She was breeding a dwarf,
but She wasn’t done yet”

31. composmentis - July 2, 2008

How do you say “surrender” in Fwench?

First, they oui-oui, then you remise.

32. skinbad - July 2, 2008

I might be looking for a Lasik refund. My wife saw the picture over my shoulder and asked what I was thinking putting her picture on the blog. I went to a conference in Toronto a few years ago and took the Mrs. along. We rented a car and drove to Niagra. A beautiful spot.

33. skinbad - July 2, 2008

Hmmm. Is Blog W*****sin dead?

34. composmentis - July 2, 2008

I think Brewfan found that pic of Nice Deb in her hippie costume and has been in his bunk ever since. That or he wandered away from the nursing home and got lost.

35. eddiebear - July 2, 2008

Jeter l’éponge is another way to say “I quit”. I translates to throw in the sponge.

36. Lipstick - July 2, 2008

Beautiful photos, Deb.

Never been there, so those were nice to see.

37. composmentis - July 2, 2008

translates to throw in the sponge.

Is that considered to be foreplay?

38. Mr Minority - July 2, 2008

translates to throw in the sponge.

That is easy for them to do, since they don’t use them to bathe with anyway.

39. Tushar - July 2, 2008

My younger brother & sister-in-law were at Niagara just last week. They are visiting USA for tyhe first time.

I have see Niagara 3 times, and won’t mind seeing it a few more times. Nothing man has built is as awesome as what nature creates.

40. BrewFan - July 2, 2008

Hmmm. Is Blog W*****sin dead?
Nope. It is still there. Neglected, but still there.

41. mesablue - July 2, 2008

The Canadian side looks like a traveling carnival exploded. The falls are beautiful, it’s just that every cheesy tourist attraction in the universe has a location there. All on top of each other.

There are a couple of cool bars, though.

42. pajama momma - July 2, 2008

Ohhhh, so YOU’RE the debra going to New York. Glad I finally figured that out.

glad you’re having a good time NiceDeb. You deserve it.

43. skinbad - July 3, 2008

re. traveling carnival

I thought it was pretty nice along the river. The main street in town was quite the tourist trap.


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