Wednesday, November 28, 2007

road trip

(Black) Friday, we decided a drive would be much nicer than fighting the crowds at the shopping malls. We headed to Niagara Falls to view the sacred relics on display at St Mary of the Cataract Church...

..."the oldest church structure in the city. The first European to see Niagara Falls was Father Louis Hennepin in the year 1678. When Saint John Brebeuf visited the Canadian side of the Falls, he saw a cross in the heavens near the site of where Saint Mary's now stands; its sacristy, built in 1813, is the oldest structure in continuous use in Niagara Falls. The taller steeple is designed to equal the height of the American Falls."

Despite the cold, we decided to stop at Devil's Hole State Park...

...still covered in snow from our Thanksgiving snowfall.

"Devil's Hole State Park overlooks the lower Whirlpool rapids. A beautiful walkway leads down from the park along the turbulent Niagara River 300 feet into the wooded gorge and offers an up-close, spectacular view of the gorge's rapids."


We had a nice walk around, til our teeth began to chatter and all we could think of was some hot chocolate.
*All pictures courtesy of my daughter.

Thank you everyone for such nice comments about the tea cozies. I am trying hard to get caught up with e-mails! I also have some special (gifty) mail to share and will be announcing a giveaway by the end of the week. See you then :)

26 comments:

  1. Niagara is one of the most beautiful areas that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. When I lived in Ontario as a child, we would make the trip at least once a year.

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  2. Beautiful pictures. I was at Niagara about 8 years ago. It is breathtaking!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. I am so jealous of the snow.

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  5. What gorgeous scenery! And the snow made it near perfect. I'd say a tad better than the mall.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I've been to Niagra Falls twice many years ago.

    Manuela

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  7. I've had your blog bookmarked for some time now. Imagine my surprise when I viewed it today....I'm in Lewiston, NY. Nice to "meet" you!

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  8. beautiful photos. We had a few snow flakes fall here in North Texas on Thanksgiving, but not one flake stuck :(

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  9. Those pictures are beautiful! I am so, so jealous of the snow. Down here we haven't had any snow in years. I'm ready for at least a tiny bit (which is all we ever really got anyway). I would love to go to Niagara Falls. I've never been there.

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  10. Just beautiful, you are blessed to live somewhere so amazing. I am ready to move and be your neighbor !!! Clarice

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  11. Several years ago we had Thanksgiving in Erie PA with relatives. On Black Friday we escaped to Niagara Falls, too! It was cold, snowy, and so beautiful.

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  12. Very pretty pictures--makes me wish I were there myself.

    I just finished up a dishcloth using your waffle stitch pattern and I love it. Almost makes me want to go do dishes, but this one is for my sweet boyfriend (he does dishes! he does laundry! he's a better housekeeper than I am!) so I won't. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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  13. Such beautiful scenery!ywvy

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  14. Gorgeous photos Deb.

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  15. Twyla4:39 PM

    I have just discoved blogs. I have been hooked on looking at them for days. I wanted to let you know that your blog has become my favorite. Like you, I love to knit, it really feeds my soul. I love how you share patterns and beautiful pictures of your work and recipes that I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing the warmth of your life!

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  16. Looks lovely, but cold ;o)

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  17. Great pics! Thank your daughter.
    Glad you were able to take such a special family trip.
    ~Jody

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  18. Claire3:44 AM

    Congratulations to your daughter she has taken some beautiful pictures I thoughly enjoyed viewing them this morning Thanks.

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  19. Beautiful pictures =)
    I didn't have the time to read very much, but I'll be back =)
    Have a nice weekend and a blessed day =)
    åslaug

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  20. Wow, just beautiful! I love Niagra Falls, thanks for the trip, and I stayed nice and warm :)

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  21. Oh how beautiful!
    love
    Alison x

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  23. Your daughter to such beautiful photos. I haven't been to Niagra Falls since I was a little girl. We really must plan a trip with the kiddos.

    Have a great weekend Deb.

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  24. Just catching up with blog reading and I saw this.

    I went to St. Mary's two years ago to see the relics. The father (I forget his name) who is custodian of them gave a presentation to our homeschool group about them. I first went to Mass there as an undergrad at Niagara University (which is right near Devil's Hole).

    We are back living in the area now, east of Niagara Falls about twenty miles.

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  25. We visited Niagra Falls this summer and stayed in Toronto.
    We had a great time and it was
    sure amazing to see the falls.

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