Hold on to your seats, this one is picture heavy. We went to Niagara Falls. That dirty sensor is going to become reeeaaal apparent, because that's what happens when you want a long exposure at 9am but you leave your ND filter in the car.

Mmmmm spotty
Less spotty.

The best part of Niagara Falls is just how many damn squirrels there are all over the place.  Naturally you don't feed them, that's irresponsible.

I got some bread
Y'all got some more bread?

The Maid of the Mist was, naturally, closed for the season.  Canadians being made of sterner stuff were all about that water though.

Maid of the Mist. Empty.

After the falls, it was time for the Zippo/Case museum. Very interesting stop, where we got to learn all about the history of Zippo lighters and Case knives. Definitely in the top 3 museums we've been to this trip, although no pictures. Only souvenirs.

This rail bridge hung around for over a hundred years. In 2003 during reinforcement work to make it more structurally sound, a tornado blew through the area and wiped it out.

Turns out those safety inspectors were right. During high winds it COULD cause it to topple.

The viewing platform has one of those see through floors. Also known as a nope-floor.

While the platform itself is solid, the walkway to the platform is very gappy.

You're not going to fall down there, but you could trip on the gap.

Mangled wreckage aside, it is a very pretty valley.

They have a post under the bridge which is calibrated to look down the center

After our time at the bridge, which ended with what sounded like about 20 wolves having a cocktail party somewhere in the valley, we headed to Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney, home of Punxsy Phil the groundhog, from the hit 1993 comedy Groundhog Day

It was pretty cool.  This would not be the last time we visit a site from a film.

I also did this.  It's getting better, but still need to layer images to get a high quality, bright, foreground.