We woke up this morning bright and early to head out to a hot air balloon launch to kick off the Balloons Over Niagara Weekend. So we packed the diaper bag, packed up the kids and headed out at 6:30am with sunny skies ahead. Tucker was so excited to see the "bahoons" as he calls them. We pulled into the parking lot just in time to see everyone leaving. That's right leaving. Evidently, there was a storm system heading in and they canceled the balloon launch. Try explaining that to a 4 year old. He was devastated! So we came up with an alternative.
Niagara Falls is only a 10 minute car ride and that seemed to calm Tucker down. So off we went.
Headed down to the falls.
What a ham!
The Niagara River looking peaceful and calm right before the falls.
The American Falls
And the Maid of the Mist. A really cool boat ride that takes you right under the mist of the Horseshoe Falls (or the Canadian Falls)We ended up having a great time. And then...I found out that the Pirate Festival was going on about 45 minutes away. I know what you're thinking. Tucker LOVES pirates. Well, we didn't go. You know that storm system that was coming in, well it started raining. So we headed home. But a great morning anyway.