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Old 08-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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OK, I was wrong in my assumption that the tightrope walker we saw at Niagara was Walenda, it was Jerry Cochrane. He performs this crazy tightrope walk from the Skylon Tower to the 53rd floor of the Hilton Hotel every evening at 7 PM. Now I know why there wasnít anything on the news about this, itís an every night occurrence.

I hope this guy has good Life Insurance.


BTW, I have to recommend the Skylon restaurant on the Canadian side for those who have future plans to visit Niagara Falls. The food at the buffet was excellent and the price included access to the observation deck which offers great views of the falls.

A view of the American Falls from the top of the Skylon Tower.



A view of Horse Falls from the tower.

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If you're still in Niagara Falls, you should look into touring the hydro-electric generating station. Something that gets overlooked at Niagara Falls. Here's an interesting link...

Niagara Falls History of Power

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If you're still in Niagara Falls, you should look into touring the hydro-electric generating station. Something that gets overlooked at Niagara Falls. Here's an interesting link...

Niagara Falls History of Power

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It looks like I overlooked it too. We're already back in Missouri so it will have to wait for a future trip.
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Great pics! That's one of our future destinations.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #15
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OK, I was wrong in my assumption that the tightrope walker we saw at Niagara was Walenda, it was Jerry Cochrane. He performs this crazy tightrope walk from the Skylon Tower to the 53rd floor of the Hilton Hotel every evening at 7 PM. Now I know why there wasnít anything on the news about this, itís an every night occurrence.

I hope this guy has good Life Insurance.


BTW, I have to recommend the Skylon restaurant on the Canadian side for those who have future plans to visit Niagara Falls. The food at the buffet was excellent and the price included access to the observation deck which offers great views of the falls.

A view of the American Falls from the top of the Skylon Tower.



A view of Horse Falls from the tower.

Does he not know there is an easier way to get to the 53rd floor?
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Great pics! That's one of our future destinations.
Thanks for the compliment. Niagara Falls really is a must see.
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Does he not know there is an easier way to get to the 53rd floor?
I'm like him, I hate stairs....
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Thank you for the pictures. The falls are so impressive! I have always loved them. I wonder if they are still a honeymoon spot?
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It looks like I overlooked it too. We're already back in Missouri so it will have to wait for a future trip.
Now that you're back in good old Missoure (my home state) you can go to Bagnell dam and tour the power plant there. Have toured it several times. 1st time in 1949 as a 9yr old with my parents. Scared the dickens out of me, but went back in 56 and enjoyed it. Took our kids there in 76. Love that whole area and all the beautiful caves around there.
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Thank you for the pictures. The falls are so impressive! I have always loved them. I wonder if they are still a honeymoon spot?
I wondered that too while we were there. I think most honeymooners today go to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico or the Caribbean.
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