I know I have posted anything since last photo Friday. I was going to put another post up, but then it occurred to me that it was Friday again (gee time goes fast) and I should post a Photo Friday photo. And no, I’m not back in Canada yet. Four years ago I decided to drive across Canada (well part of it, from Calgary to Toronto) to attend a conference. I got to visit a lot of places in my country I’d never seen before, including Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls is a small city that borders Canada (in Ontario) and the United States (in New York State). It’s well known of its massive waterfalls (and surprisingly on the Canadian side many commercialized and cheesy attractions). Anyway The Rainbow Bridge is not multicoloured, but it is a pedestrian and vehicle bridge that connects the Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls. As someone from Edmonton Alberta, a city that’s a 6 hour drive from the US border, the fact I could walk across a bridge into another country was something I had to do.
Of course this is a legal border crossing and you’ll be interviewed by someone from customs (on both the Canadian and American side). You’ll you need to have your passport (and any visas you might need). There’s also a 50 cent toll for pedestrians to pay each way (either Canadian or American currency is accepted).
For me it was worth crossing The Rainbow Bridge to spend an hour or so in the US. Especially when I could stop and take pictures like the one above.
Have you ever walked across to another country?