- A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Visit Niagara Falls
Date completed: August 25, 2012.
Number: 14 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: One thing I’ve wanted to do since I’ve gotten a tad older is to see more of the state in which I live. New York offers a lot — from the city to the Catskills to the Adirondacks to Niagara Falls and so much more. Niagara Falls is something I stopped by many years ago, but have no idea about it. So I wanted to go see it again.
Why I wanted to do it: As noted above, I want to see more of my state. I am also a massive waterfall nut, so getting to Niagara Falls was a must.
How I did it: This became a geocaching road trip, with the bonus of having Niagara Falls on the list. A couple of us came through here filling in grids and such for the DeLorme and county challenges. We also spent about an hour and a half in Niagara Falls, exploring a little. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to the Canadian side, which appears to be where the best views come from.
I’ll be back for that side for sure.
Still, we walked around and checked out some of the really nice spots. We might have thought about exploring a little more, but it was so hot that day, we did all we could handle and headed out for the rest of the road trip.
It really is an amazing place and I look forward to going back sometime. Hopefully soon. I’d love to do some long-exposure night shots from the Canadian side once the falls are lit up at night.
For those who haven’t been there, it’s worth a trip. From the looks of the websites I’ve looked at, there’s always quite a bit to do besides the falls, which could make it more of a reason why the Niagara Falls area — on both sides of the border — is a vacation destination.
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.