Niagara Falls-Canada Adventure Day 6

When the wind picked up you would have thought it was raining!We could not believe it was already time to leave! The six days with the Van Essens had been full of fun and activity, and, as is the case any time you visit good friends of like faith, the time had This was Mom and Dad's second visit. They'd had their picture taken in this exact spot 31 years earlier on their honeymoon.flown by.
We were so thankful for the encouragement, fellowship, and hospitality the Van Essen family had shared with us, along with a glimpse of the beauty and majesty of Ontario.

But as we packed up the van and said our final farewells, we had one last adventure to look forward to. Horseshoe fallsJust before crossing the border into the United States, we stopped to see Niagara Falls. As we approached we could hear the thunder of the water crashing over the falls in the distance. Drawing Family pose with the American Falls in the backgroundnearer, the magnificent view opened up before us, and we soon understood why this is such a popular tourist attraction. Robert and Jonathan thoroughly soaked with mist - or did they take a dive?We made sure to  get a family picture since all 10 of us were there.

We made sure to get matching shirts and hats as souvenirs.Our entire family being together and the drenching spray, cool steady breeze, and breath-taking view all combined to provide a spectacular climax to a fabulous family vacation!

As we were running back to the car, James spotted this incredible double rainbow beneath us over the rail.


  1. Mom September 2, 2008 at 9:19 am #

    It was a great time. The pictures were great too, James. The best thing was that we were all together.

  2. James September 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    The thing I remember most was probably how challenging it was to get good pictures amidst the constant presence of wind driven spray! But every-once-in-a-while the wind would die down and I could bring out my camera and shoot until the lens was again covered in tiny droplets of water. I was grateful for a high-quality, weather resistant camera!

    The whole trip was so much fun! I’m very grateful for each person who worked so diligently to make such a wonderful excursion successful. From my perspective, and from a camera’s perspective, it was successful indeed!

  3. Robert September 2, 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    What an incredible display of God’s power! It was so much fun to have everyone there together to enjoy it. Nice post, Daniel! Beautiful pictures, James. Here’s a fascinating article about Niagara Falls and the Bible.

  4. Donald September 3, 2008 at 10:34 pm #

    Truly memorable! I remember looking up once into the sky, facing directly into the spray. As it blew over you and the next billow came into view, it felt that you were in an airplane, winging your way through the clouds.

  5. Daniel September 4, 2008 at 3:22 am #

    Insightful article, Robert! Thank you for sharing that. I’d never known the details about the erosion of the gorge before.

    Donald, I’ve never flown in an airplane, but I can easily see how the blowing mist would be similar to flying through clouds. Wasn’t the spray incredible?!

    I agree, Mom! The best part was being together as a family. “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Praise the Lord for such a wonderful trip!

  6. Anonymous September 4, 2008 at 6:42 am #

    Awesome photos! Good job James! It sounds like you all had a time together as a family and all will remember this trip for years to come.

  7. Crystal September 7, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    Sounds like y’all had a really great trip. It is such a blessing to see a family actually enjoy each others’ presence.
    Great pictures.

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