No Rain Poncho at Niagara Falls (Part 1)

7th May, 2012 - Posted by admin - No Comments

The No Rain Poncho Challenge Begins!

Rain ponchos are a necessity at Niagara Falls unless you are looking for attention or like having wet underwear. That is about as wet as I have ever been in my life. So what I will do here is document the entire weekend, and hopefully I will be able to figure out how to imbed pictures and videos in the text as well. Everything was taken from my phone, so the quality is a little bit off. But I did my best to document the water as it happened.

As I tweeted at one point during the weekend, Niagara is the only place in the world where rain ponchos are a totally acceptable fashion statement. There are rain ponchos absolutely everywhere, at all hours of the day and night.Rain Poncho Niagara

The first thing on the hit list was to go and do the Maid of the Mist boat ride.  If you are unfamiliar with Niagara Falls, it is basically a boat ride that takes you right in between the two huge falls and sits there for probably 5 minutes. It throws a heavy dose of mist at you, and it has an incredible view of the falls. So onto the boat our group of 20 students went. I was starting to feel just a little bit nervous at this point in time–the last time I had been on the Maid of the Mist was probably 10 years ago, and my memory of how wet I had gotten was fuzzy. That’s when my good buddy Vikram Mehta decided to take the challenge and go poncho-less with me. I had found someone crazy enough to try it with me, and I’ll be honest that made the entire challenge given to me by my loving brother quite a lot easier.

So the boat jolted into motion and off we went towards the falls. At this point in time I began to realize a lot of finger pointing from people on the boat. I can imagine people saying, “That kid’s an idiot. He’s not wearing a poncho” or “Who let the drunk guy on the boat.” It doesn’t help that Vikram is possibly the loudest person I have ever met-he draws quite a lot of attention just being himself. So at this point in time, everyone was aware that something was wrong with my brain, and my friend’s brain.

Despite spending an entire weekend there, I do not know the names of all the waterfalls, but below is a picture of the first waterfall that the Maid of the Mist takes you past.  It kicked up just a little bit of water at us, but we passed at a pretty safe distance. Crisis avoided, but up ahead loomed the two waterfalls that we were going to go and sit in between. Read part two of the story here: Niagara Falls (Part Two)

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