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Into the Mist

A few weeks ago, the Youngest and I embarked on his 14-year-old trip and my EPIC trip with my friend. I made the decision for us to all ride the Maid of the Mist.

The Maid of the Mist is in the New York side of Niagara Falls. We were staying on the Canadian side of the Falls. We were left with 2 choices: drive to the Maid of the Mist which on my GPS unit said was 10 minutes or walk which was about an half hour.

The GPS saying that it would take 10 minutes did not take in account of us probably getting turned around, going through border patrol, and trying not to hit all of the tourists. So it could have taken us about the same amount of time as walking.

So we walked over to there. The Youngest took a point off the experience of going to the Maid of the Mist because of the walking.

I’ll save my story of going through border patrol for another time.

We got to the Maid of the Mist as they were getting ready to depart. We were told to HURRY and get on the boat so we didn’t have to wait for the next boat.

Trying to get the poncho on, take a few photos of my friend, and then put my DSLR camera in ziploc bags inside my backpack under my poncho was a feat.

Luckily my phone is water resistant so I was able to get photos and videos until we were under the Falls. Once the water was coming down us in buckets, my phone was put into another Ziploc bag and put into my pocket under my poncho until it was safe to bring it out again.

The Youngest stood at the very front of the boat for the majority of the trip. He enjoyed getting wet and the whole experience.

When it was time to depart, he was ready at the gate. As he was standing there trying to wipe of the water from the gate in front of him, one of the workers was also doing the same thing as him. I don’t know if the Youngest noticed but I did. I thought it was cool.

After we got done with the Maid of the Mist, my friend and the Youngest got rid of their ponchos. I still have mine.

Oh and the Youngest gave the Maid of the Mist a score of 9 out of 10. The only point off was for the walk to and from the attraction.

Stay kind!

Have a magical day,

6 thoughts on “Into the Mist

  1. Really enjoyed this, Traci! It made me think of an old movie called “Niagra” from 1953 and various scenes from that production always intrigued me. Glad you had the opportunity to experience the “Maid of the Mist” and have some nice memories of your trip!

    1. It was my second time on the Maid of the Mist. The first time was in 1986 so I didn’t remember any of it.

      Since my friend lives within 1.5 / 2 hours from the Falls, we are planning another trip in a few years. We are wanting to try the Hornblower on the Canadian side so we can compare the 2 boat rides.

  2. Wow, that really was an epic adventure! I’ve never heard of the Maid of the Mist, but it looks so beautiful! Love the video you managed to capture and pair with all of your pics. So cute!

  3. Could adventure. Hubby hates being on water in boats, so even if I lived close, it probably wouldn’t happen. I like viewing waterfalls, though from like a concrete deck with rails. πŸ™‚

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