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  • This was a moment in time I did not want to let go. I stood there in the awesomeness of this magnificent beauty wondering if I was the only crazy person with tears in their eyes. In my mind I was screaming "I love you and you're making my heart beat faster as I take in your massive stupendousness." I didn't want to leave. I wanted to stand at the bottom of Goat Island where a bazillion gallons of water came crashing down in a symphony of music that touched and shook my soul. Could anything more spectacular happen to me? And I stood there and let the heavy mist silently baptize me.
    If you've been there you know what I am referring to. There is no escaping the overwhelming feeling of pure bliss.
    But as it usually goes in the craziness of my life, something always throws me for an "oops" moment. I think Life does this to me just for a laugh on her part. As the time approached to head to the Canadian side the tour guide began to check passports. To my horror, and I mean horror as in OH. MY. GOD. I realized I had grabbed my daughter's passport in place of mine. Please, just kill me now! It was amazing how my stomach and my mind took no sympathy on me but rapidly joined forces at mentally beating me. But, it never fails, things always have a way turning out for the best. When I laugh at my oops moments I find they work in my favor. I was able to take my time walking to the different falls and taking massive amounts of fabulous pictures. I was so enjoying it I completely lost track of time.
    Joseph our tour guide gave us some Hard Rock café gift cards to have drinks and dinner on him while they returned! How sweet was that!
    So, all that to say, Niagara Falls is definitely one of the Wonders of the World indeed. Next time I want to see the illumination of the Falls!
    We had to fly back into NYC so we missed the illumination of the falls in the evening.
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