Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Niagara Falls, Canada and other preoccupations

I'm still finding it difficult to find time to write/post.  Every weekend since July 1st we've either been out of town visiting people, or people were here visiting us.  That takes a toll on a person's free time.  I've loved every minute of it, but I've got work to do! 

This past weekend friends came up from Maryland to see us and we took them over to Canada to ride the Hornblower/Maid of the Mist boat up to the foot of Niagara Falls.  I took a film myself, but it was not good quality since there was so much water spraying at me from the Falls.  I'm attaching a professional video for your enjoyment. 

In between working on putting the house together, cleaning rooms for guests, then cleaning them again for the next set of guests, and working on the on-line class I'm teaching, I have begun writing a book.  It's fiction.  I'm not very far into the writing of it, because of how little time I have to work on it, but when I do get a moment here and there, I am working on it.  I'm also toying with the idea of working on a history book.  I probably won't get to start on that until well into the Fall or early Winter because I can't begin the research necessary for it just yet.  So if I seem to be absent on the blog, just know, I am still keeping busy, always busy!

Sites around Niagara Falls  -  The first Falls they show in this video are looking from Canada across to the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls on the right of those.  A few seconds later they pan across to the Horseshoe Falls of Canada.  We took the boat ride up to the base of each of the Falls that you see in the video.

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