Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Niagara Falls

Our first morning in Niagara Falls, the heavens opened up with thunder, lightening and pouring rain. We were brave and decided to go for a walk anyway, which was something else. I went back to the hotel once I was drenched, but Daniel and his sister Sue stuck it out and went to see all the sights...

I love this picture of the two of them!

And then, just in time, the sun came out and everything was perfect for the outdoor wedding. I could show you all kinds of great family photos, but for most of you that might be a little boring. So, here is the happy couple - our niece, Jill (the daughter of Daniel's oldest brother, who sadly passed away five years ago), and her husband, Brian.
On the way to the reception, we were able to see the falls one more time in the sunshine. Simply breathtaking.
Daniel's sister and her two handsome sons.

At the reception, goofing around in the buffet line. Looks like my halo slipped. Oooops...
One family photo with some (not nearly all) of the Powers clan.
What fun we had!

I hope you aren't bored yet with pictures from our road trip, because I have some more to show you tomorrow...

P.S. I should mention, because some of you have commented on it, that we went to the Canadian side of the falls on our last visit many years ago. Then, we stayed in Canada and explored that whole region. This time, we wanted to experience the American side, which we actually loved. The feeling of being right on top of the falls was intoxicating! Both sides are worth visiting!!


  1. Not bored at all. I love road trip photos. Too bad you didn't cross over to the Canadian side to see the Falls from there.
    What a lovely couple of couples - your niece and her husband and you and yours.

  2. I love Niagara Falls, I want to go there some day! It seems it has been a nice wedding, Good! keep posting photos, i like road trip photos too!
    Kisses and hugs.

  3. the bride and groom are a beautiful couple, as are you and daniel!! SO glad you had a great time with your family! and, boy, do the Falls ever look breathtaking!! :)

  4. What beautiful pics Silke! When I was there it was April and it was cold and slightly snowing but still breathtaking as you say! I'd love to go back sometime!
    Glad you had such a great time and congrats to the newlyweds!

  5. What a beautiful family! I'm so glad the weather cleared up for the wedding. It looks like everyone had such a good time.

    Your photos of the falls are gorgeous! I must agree with Dolores, though, the Canadian side is even more spectacular - and there are lovely small wine-country towns, like Niagara-on-the-Lake just a short drive away. Maybe you'll get a chance the next time you're in the area. It's a good excuse to go back, if you're looking for one.
    By the way, thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog today! You are a big inspiration to me, you know.

  6. What fun! It's a joy to see such loving family. Thank you for sharing a little piece of your life with us.

  7. Love your photos, Silke! Glad the wedding was fun for everyone.

  8. This is so funny, the only time I have gone there was with Don and it was so wet, also until the day we were to leave and then the sunshine was amazing. Love your dresses in these posts and the one below! I am so glad you are having joy. Take care and bon voyage! Blessings.

  9. Niagara falls is awesome!!! we go there a is wonderful to see you had such a great time...and I love your photos!!!


  10. That fifth photo top to bottom was amazing. Many thanks for such a fantastic post and brilliant images.

    Greetings from London.

  11. What a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing it. Beautiful photo of you and Daniel.

  12. So glad you had a good time; nice family and lovely pictures of the falls.
    Lucky you!

  13. What fun, a wedding! Hi, Silke, thank you for coming by & leaving a note. I love Savannah, how wonderful to live there. Please come back often.

  14. Wow, what a beautiful place! You look so happy in the photos you guys obviously had a great time!~

    PS: so glad you love your little ornament!~

  15. i look forward to seeing more of your artwork too...thanks for visiting my blog...and thank you for suggesting other blogs to visit!!! life is grand!!!