Sunday, January 01, 2023

The exhilarating kitsch of the Maid of the Mist boat tour at Niagara Falls

I was struggling to come up with something especially memorable from 2022, but then I saw the "Maid of the Mist" sweatshirt my daughter Sara was wearing today. While Sara and I were on a road trip in the United States with my sister True last July, we left True at a friend's house near Buffalo and went to Niagara Falls, where we went on the Maid of the Mist boat tour that goes past the American Falls and then incredibly close to the extremely loud Horseshoe Falls. While it may be a very kitschy tourist attraction, being soaked by the Niagara mist is nonetheless an intense, exhilarating, and unforgettable experience. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 1 January 2023)

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