Friday, October 26, 2007

Lots of Adventure

Well, we have had a lot of adventures lately. Baby Heimer is logging A LOT of miles even before he is born!

Our first adventure of this month was to fly to New York with a few people from the mariachi group for Naomi’s wedding. It was a fast weekend and we got pretty tired – but it was a lot of fun. An unexpected part of this adventure is that we had this crazy cool bus/camper to drive around. Stephen and I were stuck in the cockpit (no kidding, there really was a section blocked off like a cockpit!) pretty much the whole time while the rest hung out in the back.

The crazy bus

The crew hanging out in the back of the bus

Stephen driving the bus

In addition to wedding activities we got to visit Niagara Falls! We decided to be REALLY adventurous and visit the falls on the Canadian side. It gave me some perspective of what people who visit us here in El Paso must feel like when it is time to cross the border into Mexico.

Crossing the bridge into Canada

We weren’t really too nervous or anything but, we were wondering what it would be like, how the driving through in our crazy bus would be, and what the return trip would be like. Everything with the border crossings turned out to be a breeze and the return to the US was actually really fast (WAY faster than coming back from Mexico!) We did decide that we might not really know the specifics of driving in Canada when Stephen turned right after stopping at a red light and Rick (one of the men in the group) said “Umm, I’m not really sure if that is legal in Canada or not!” Oops!

We didn’t get to spend too long at the falls but we did go on a boat ride that takes you to the base of both the US and the Canadian falls. At one point we were almost completely surrounded by the falling water where the falls are shaped like a U! It was a good thing that they give out rain ponchos when you get on the boat because otherwise we all would have been SOAKED!

A View of the US Falls from Canada

Us, ready to get wet on the boat

Stephen and I - only a little sprayed on

In the middle of the mist we saw a HUGE rainbow.It was almost a full circle!

The Canadian (or Horseshoe) Falls

Stephen and I, back on dry land

Since we did actually go to New York for a WEDDING, not just to visit Niagara Falls - I guess I should show you a few pics of that as well!

The Mariachi playing

Stephen got everyone to dance!

It wasn't only the kids that had fun with the pinata ~ the bride and groom took a swing or two as well!

Stephen and I with the NEWLYWEDS ~ Paul & Naomi Marks ~ a couple of my favorite people in the world!