Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 7 Niagara Falls

Today was mostly a down day to recover from our late night at the Drive-in last night.  It was a great night.  Olivia and Liam made it through Brave and The Avengers both, but Braeden slept and I dozed through the second.  Getting home at 2:30 was exhausting and I knew we'd need some rest time today!  (Olivia slept, and slept hard until I finally woke her from a deep sleep at 11:15!)

After lunch (breakfast for Olivia!), we went on a small side trip to Whirlpool State Park to see the sights... beautiful!

Funny that we were directly across the border from the back of Great Wolf Lodge where we went while in Canada!  Liam thought we could put our suits on and just go on over!

See those TINY rocks WAY down there???  You can BARELY make out a couple black spots on them...

Here are those spots up close... CRAZY people!  HOW they got down and WHY on Earth they are hanging out near those rapids is beyond me!

LOVE this!

And this! (Liam was being stingy with photos today!)

A little time to play!

Caught ya!

Tomorrow is our LAST FULL DAY before we head back!
(We are taking two days on the way back and stopping for some fun in OH on the way!)
It's so hard to believe our vacation is dwindling down to a close. 
It will feel good to be back (but not to the HEAT they've been having!)
and to see Percy (our pup), but we will certainly miss all of our 
family time and adventures!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
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