Monday, September 27, 2010


After a short rest, we headed out on our evening tour of the Canadian side of the Falls. Tammy was our guide and she was fantastic. She is Canadian and was so passionate about her love of the falls and their history.

IMG_6834 We were running a little ahead of time so she stopped at the Daredevil’s Museum and let us take a look at some of the containers that people had used in their rides over the falls. I truly don’t understand why anyone would want to challenge Mother Nature that way.

IMG_6839 From there we headed over the border into Canada and that is where the Asians come into play. There were two large busses in front of us that were Asian tours.

IMG_6836 These people just do not understand the rules of the border patrol. They got out of the bus and were wandering around in places they weren’t supposed to be. It took us almost an hour to get across but Tammy kept us entertained with wonderful Indian legends of the Falls.

IMG_6866 She then took us to see the Floral Clock. The Floral Clock is 40 feet wide, with a planted area 38 feet wide, making it one of the largest such clocks in the world. Each year, the face of the clock is filled with 15,000 to 20,000 carpet plants and annuals, planted in unique, intricate designs.

The hands of the clock are stainless steel tubing: the hour hand is 14.5 ft, the minute hand 17.5 ft and the second hand 21 ft long. Their combined weight is 1,250 pounds.

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