Saturday, August 27, 2016

Niagara Falls with cousins!

We don't see the Miller cousins often enough besides Christmas because Michigan to Massachusetts is a long trip! However, this summer we decided to meet (along with Tom and Alice) near Niagara Falls for a few days of fun! We stayed on the American side, doing the walk along the bottom of the falls and riding the boat, as well as wandering through the museum. 

All thirteen of us. I spent half our day at Niagara Falls trying to count eight children (Ben was in a back carrier, so he wasn't going anywhere). I ultimately gave up and just focused on my two--it's too hard to get to eight before they all are on the move again!

We had a picture-perfect day. 

Ben was fairly content in the carrier most of the day.

See Thomas and Lauren hugging? These kids were so excited to see each other!

Most of the kids. 

The Miller family in front of the falls.

Our family of five

We walked down by the base of the falls.

You can see Ed, MB, Jack, and a bunch of the kids here:

Boy cousins getting soaked!

Ed was able to rip the garbage bag raincoat to accommodate Ben as we walked down by the base of the falls.

Our photogenic child. :)

We traded Ben and I wore him (you can just see his head peeking out!) when we did the Maiden of the Mist boat ride.

The power of the falls is amazing! If you were on the deck, you really needed to be holding on so you didn't get knocked down. And obviously you got very wet!

Rachel fell asleep and she and Jack stayed dry away from the edge of the boat.

Not our boat, but the kind of boat we rode:

Admiring the falls from my back.

Riding the trolley to the museum

Ice cream for lunch! They had sorbet, so Jojo was able to have some. Because of his allergy, we haven't often gotten ice cream cones--the boys barely knew what to do with them!

On the way back from the falls to where we were staying, we had another treat--dinner at Dinosaur, a fantastic BBQ restaurant we loved when we lived in NJ. What a great day!

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