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Niagra Falls

Chacham (981) writes | more than 12 years ago

User Journal 2

I went to Niagra Falls yesterday. Wow, really nice. Noone was selling barrels though.

I went to Niagra Falls yesterday. Wow, really nice. Noone was selling barrels though.

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What's to do there? (1)

huckda (398277) | more than 12 years ago | (#3829193)

What do ya do? Just stand there watch'n the falls?
I've really never understood 'tourist attractions'. For instance the grand canyon, it's a very awesome sight, just in the sheer mass of the canyon, but really, if you've seen it once it really isn't so exciting the next time. I've yet to climb it, or ride donkey down it, but I would prefer to RAFT it! Mt. Rushmore, to me isn't so much a tourist attraction as it is a work of art in a museum of nature. Perhaps it's just my need to feel involved in something, rather than a spectator.

--Huck

Re:What's to do there? (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 12 years ago | (#3830399)

What do ya do?
  • Watch the falls
  • Watch the falls from another angle
  • Talk to friend near the falls
  • Watch other people near the falls
  • Go into the "Cave of the Winds"
  • Go onto the "Maid of the Mist" boat
  • Go onto the boat that goes behind the falls
  • Walk across countries
  • Go Geocaching
  • Watch other people waste their time
Just stand there watch'n the falls?

That's most of it. If you're in a jumpy mood, that won't do, but the falls are rather awesome. If only to see where they used to be but the rock was washed away. It's reinforced now. Someone just told me that she remembers when they "stopped" the falls. :-)

I haven't been there at night yet, but I've been told that it is rather beautiful. They have massive colored lights that they shine at the falls and the mist, and it's a site to see.

It would be great for a date, or just a comfortable lazy afternoon walk. If you're a Creationist, it'll help you appreciate the deity that you believe created it. If you're an Athiest, it'll help you realize the power of nature. Although, everyone is free to get what they want. (At least on the US side. :-) )

I've really never understood 'tourist attractions'.

Realize that people have emotions, and most people enjoy experiencing those emotions. Wonder or perceived importance bring on a pleasant emotion. So, even if you don't have it, realize that others do. (You may enjoy reading "Please Understand Me II", by David Keirsey, for some help on the subject.)

For instance the grand canyon, it's a very awesome sight, just in the sheer mass of the canyon, but really, if you've seen it once it really isn't so exciting the next time.

I don't think that "excitement" is the thing. It's the sheer wonder, or pleasantness of a beautiful site.

I've yet to climb it, or ride donkey down it, but I would prefer to RAFT it!

Yeah, but why raft there as opposed to elsewhere? The perceived importance of the site adds to it. If only to test out a new camera, the "special"ness of the site makes taking the picture that much more entertaining.

Mt. Rushmore, to me isn't so much a tourist attraction as it is a work of art in a museum of nature.

Umm... same thing. :-)

Perhaps it's just my need to feel involved in something, rather than a spectator.

Ah, mayhap your an SP?

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