My Travels Around the World

Category: New York State

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

We found ourselves in Buffalo for a few days for business, so we thought, “What a great opportunity to visit Niagara Falls,” a place known for its beauty and power. If you follow my blog, you know we were in Iguazu Falls in October, so now we could add another fabulously famous fall to our bucket list. Both Andy and I have been here before, but as young children, so we had little memory of it. My only memory came from a photograph of me in a raincoat and hat on the Maiden of the Mist.

But this is winter, so there would be no chance to replicate that pose.

Buffalo…in Winter


March 2-5, 2018

Buffalo is the second largest city in New York, after NYC. It was originally inhabited by the Native American Iroquois tribe and then by French settlers. Immigration, the construction of the Erie Canal, the building of railroads and the closeness of Lake Erie all led to an increase in the population. The city relied on the grain, steel and automobile industries (hosting the car builders Pierce Arrow and the Seven Little Buffaloes, a 7hp High Wheeler manufactured in Buffalo by De Schaum) during the 20th century, but as those industries moved, the population of Buffalo decreased. Today the main industries are healthcare, research and higher education, a bit change for the days of the service industries. Now you might ask, what is a 7hp High Wheeler? I had no idea and had to look it up.

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