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A Sleepless Adventure To Niagara Falls | Part 2

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In the first part of A Sleepless Adventure To Niagara Falls I described a sleepless night in Times Square and the first day in Niagara. Time to continue! 😁

We headed to Whirlpool State Park early in the morning, where unfortunately we only spent 15-20 minutes admiring the calm waters of Niagara. Admission: NO-FEE

Around 10 a.m. we reached Old Fort Niagara , located at the mouth of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario .

It is the first fortification built by France in 1726, later captured by Britain in 1759 during the Seven Years' War. After the border between the USA and British Canada was established, the fort passed into American hands in 1796. Until 1963, it functioned as a fortification and barracks for the US Army ! Today, the fort grounds are a state park , maintained as a museum , and owned by the state of New York .
Admission: $12 Adults; $8 Children

After that, we went to Niagara Falls! Cave of the Winds Admission:  $17  Adults ; $14  Children A cave that no one will ever see again because it collapsed in 1954... [1920]

When the cave first partially collapsed in 1920, its tour for tourists has ended. In 1924, the attraction was changed from caves to a walk at the foot of the falls. This is the route that tourists still visit today, leading through a complex of piers and scaffoldings.

On the piers, wind speeds can reach up to 110 km/h.
An interesting fact, which not everyone knows, is that the famous waterfall covering the Caves of the Winds has a name - "Bridal Veil Falls" .

After all the attractions, we left the city around 11:00. The scheduled arrival time in New York was approximately 6:00 p.m. we assumed a maximum of 2 hours delay, but it turned out that due to traffic jams we arrived only around 9:30 p.m....

Tension began to rise because we had no way to get back to Camp, and if we didn't make it to the morning meeting, we would have 20 minutes to pack and ADIOS!

We wrote to friends from New York and the surrounding area, but New Yorkers go on the so-called CITY BREAKS on weekends.

After 10 p.m., we wrote in panic to one of the camp directors, describing the situation and we said that the earliest morning train was after 6:00, so we would be at Dover station around 8:10, about a 15 minute drive from our camp.

Thank God she understood and said someone would pick us up from the station in the morning. Phew... 😅 We pulled up to the tent where there was a morning meeting at 8:29! When we got out of the car, we were greeted by the owner of the camp, who was surprised by the whole situation. We thought we were going to pack, but he just looked at his watch, then at us, and said with a smile, "Perfect time."

The over 70-hour adventure ended successfully, and you can watch it on YouTube! Let me know in the comment - would you join us on this kind of an adventure?

A Sleepless Adventure To Niagara Falls | Part 2
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