Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Natural Wonder!

So excited to be celebrating the release of Tera's new book, Fins Are Forever. I do apologize that my crazy travel schedule kept me from posting last week on Heather's good news...so a belated "whoohoo!" to Heather, as well.



We're talking about memories that involve water...and I created one just last week. And boy, was it a wonder. One of the wonders of the world, in fact: Niagara Falls.

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My fiance, Patrick Burns, and I have his two boys with us this summer and we're always looking for things to do to keep them entertained. Well, we were scheduled for a conference in Illinois one weekend and Auburn, New York the next week, so we took the time to drive to Niagara Falls and take in the spendor and beauty of the natural wonder.

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This was my fourth visit, but it never fails to take my breath away. This time was especially memorable because we had the kidlets with us and they had never been there. Also, I have always wanted to ride on the Maid of the Mist, the boat that takes you literally right up underneath the horseshoe falls. We did it! We were on the front of the boat and got completely soaked, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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And, you can't take a bad picture of the Falls. The sheer power and beauty of it is overwhelming. It was an extraordinary day--albeit, a wet one--and following a warm cup of tea and reminiscing already, I know it was a day to remember for all of us. A real "family" moment...and that's what counts.

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Have you been to Niagara Falls? What did you think? Share your thoughts and memories. Remember, three lucky commenters this week will win a Fins pack from Tera Lynn Childs. Click HERE for all the exciting details. And congrat's, TLC! You are truly blessed by the cover gods! LOL!!

Hugs,
Marley = )

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24 comments:

stephhale said...

I've always wanted to visit Niagara Falls! Great pics, Marley!

wordnerd said...

Next time you go, do the Cave of the Winds 'tour.' You get to *walk* up under the water at one point -- not a major part of the Falls, but it's powerful nonetheless. You will get absolutely soaked, but to feel the power of the water (and it's a little scary!) is absolutely incredible.

TinaFerraro said...

I was there once, many years ago, and was awed by the POWER of the falls!

Kari said...

I have never been to Niagara Falls, but it's definitely on my list of natural wonders that I want to see.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

I've never been to the Falls, but a ride on the Maid of the Mist sounds so cool.

kristina shields said...

I've never been there, but I know people who have and they love it! I'm sure one day I will make it up there though!

Heather Davis said...

Ooh, looks beautiful, Marley! I've never been to Niagara, but it looks awesome.

Marley Gibson said...

We were planning on doing the Cave of the Wind tour (so the kids could do the waterfall), but it was too cold and too late. A reason to go back! = )

Emily W. said...

Niagra Falls seems very beautiful. I wish I could see it someday.

Steph said...

My parents went to Niagara Falls before I was born and they said it was beautiful. It looks like a lot of fun to go see it... if you can stand getting soaked. Haha! It's definitely on my list of places to visit.

1110cg said...

I love niagara falls!

HayleyAG said...

I love Niagraa Falls! I can't remember how many times i've gone, I recommend getting a day pass when you go, cause for $25 you can take a ride on the ferris wheel, visit the wax museum, and play a round of mini-putt. It's a great outing. Maid of the Mist is amazing and very refreshing. Along with the gorgeous falls, the Coach outlet is a great way to pass sometime as well. O and the casino! So much to do in Niagara Falls!

throuthehaze said...

I've never been but I would love to someday

Erica said...

I would absolutely LOVE to go to Niagara Falls. I haven't had an opportunity yet, but I plan to some day!

Llehn said...

I haven't been there but it looks like a wonderful place!

spitzygirl said...

Never been to Niagara Falls, but wish I could.

CrystalGB said...

I have always wanted to visit Niagara Falls. Love your photos.
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sidney said...

omg its amazing there!

sunnynikki said...

I've never been to Niagara Falls but I would love to visit. I could see myself going all vintage and getting married there but only if I could elope!

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Angela said...

Never been to Niagra Falls :( Would love to one day!

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

I don't know why, but there's something that unnerves me about Niagara Falls. I don't know why, I've never been. I guess you really can't knock it 'til you try it, right?!

Aik said...

I've never been to Niagara Falls, but I'd love to visit that place someday.

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elle said...

great pictures! i have never visited the falls it looks really fun!