It was predicted to be a nice day today and the weather did not disappoint. We met up with the Reagens at Greenwood Park for a hike through the woods, playing with the ice on the pond, and then playing at the playground. Everyone loved spending some time outside and enjoying the warm sunshine.
We learned this week that Niagara Falls has moved 7 miles in the past 12,000 years. This evening we got out for a hike in the gorge carved by the Niagara River. It features some neat rock formations, a wild river, and a whirlpool where the river makes a 90 degree turn.
This afternoon I took off from work just a little early and we embarked on the Maid of the Mist boat ride into Niagara Falls. The boat goes past American Falls and then spends about 5 minutes in Horseshoe falls before returning to the dock. It was really neat to be so close to the falls. I think everyone but Lucia and Rose would put it in the top 10 experiences of our trip.
Today after work we went back in to the park, for one last hike. We hike the Jordan Pond loop, which is a 3.5 mile hike around Jordan Pond. It was a beautiful day and a neat hike with some interesting elements.
Acadia National Park has a cool carriage road system that runs throughout the park. They are used by horse-drawn carriages, horses, bikes, and pedestrians. Today we went for a short walk on one of the trails to a couple of beautiful bridges. The carriage roads were really nice and it was a beautiful walk.