You just cannot explain Niagara!  You just, just cannot!  We are having trouble figuring out how to journal about it!  It is like trying to explain the wonderful love Jesus Christ has for us…so overwhelming, so good, so lovely!  It is a good thing we took lots of pictures…somewhere around 500 of them, if we’re guessing correctly! The picture below was taken at one of our favorite parts about Niagara…the Cave of the Winds!  If you ever go to Niagara Falls, make sure to spend the extra time and money for this!  Especially if you like getting wet!!!

While we were on the road, we typed out a little bit on a notepad document…probably lots of typos, but hopefully you’ll get the idea! 😀

Yesterday was quite the adventure!  After driving for what it seemed, all day, we stopped around Erie, PA to get a hotel room. We had a lot of fun with the town’s name, “This is one eerie hotel!” “What an eerie gas station!”.  We quickly found out, though, that whole exits were filled up because everyone likes going to the Erie peninsula.:o  Now what?!  Isaiah kept asking if we were going to the “hil-tell” and we kept trying to keep the boys awake by playing with them or giving them food 😀  We found a Super 8 and Daddy went in to see if they had any rooms…while we were waiting out in the van, we noticed that there was a newspaper stand holding the “Erie News” (remember, we’re thinking “Eerie” news!). We thought it sounded quite funny and definitely was worth a picture, so Mommy got out of the van and was taking a picture when this man walks up.  He kind of looked at Mommy and all of us girl are *cracking* up!  When Mommy got back into the van, we were all laughing and making up another story…

“Martha!  This Amish lady was taking a picture of the *newspaper stand*!  How weird is that?!”

“Those Amish are easliy amused…they must not get out much!”

Now, for one of our favorite things to do when we’re travelling…we write down what people are saying, and since you have more than one conversation going, it get’s quite hilarious!

Here’s your code: D=Daddy M=Mommy J=Jessica L=Leah, S=Susannah, C=Cassia, A=Anna, B=Bekah, Ch=Charissa, N=Noah, I=Isaiah 😀

S.”My zebra pen is dead!”
D. Your what?
S. my zebra pen!
D. Oh, I thought you said your zebra plant just died and I was wondering how in the world you knew…someone texted you or something?!
M. yeah, cause I just picked them all up, and was going through here…
B. brother pete!
D. brother bob!
B. no, this trailer ended with an A (looking for license plates)
D. what do you notice about this road this morning?
C. wide white stripes
S. we’re in the mountains
D. no advertisements!
Everyone: ohhhhhhhh!
A. jessica, could the map go in there?
A. Room!
D. uh, oh! there’s advertisment! Telling us how far it is to the next place!  Tryin’ to buffalo us! (isn’t Daddy funny! We’re driving in NY right now!)
M. the nice wide middles (of the highway) are nice, you can look at trees instead of the other cars.
m. maybe we should go down through new hampshire just to say that we’ve been there, cause we could 😀
D. just so you can say, “I’ve been there!”
D. I’ve been to Dallas, TX…for about 20 seconds.
Ch. trash (whenever we have trash to be passed up to the trash can..this is what we say…simply, “trash”.)
I. anna, can I have ‘our tic-tac?
A. no.
I. I want ‘our tic-tac! Please!
N. Mommy, I wanted gum
M. Not right now, okay?
D. Good time for a nap. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
N. can i have a rice crispie
D. no, I put them in the back
M. I thought they were up here
D. they were, but now there in the back
D. see look, see these clouds?  these are dark clouds and we’re driving outof them into the light clouds
S. he wants to eat…I knew it, he didn’t eat much breakfast
M. there’s the prison right there
Ch. Look! it says super 8! Cassia! Leah! are these like hotels, because Super 8, cause look…
C. hey look over there to the left!  The sun…
M. there’s the allegheny state park.
S. *yawns*
D. whos in the back seat?  if you turn around, there’s bananas through the clothes, sitting on top, the boys can eat those before they get bad
I. I wanna ice-treat (rice crispie treat)
L. we’re not having rice crispie treats right now
L. do you want it or no?
I. I…waaaannnnttt….
Ch. Jessica
M. how do the deer know that they’re supposed to cross right here at the sign?
D. I know, it’s neat!  they should put them up for racoons, and possums!”
C. do we have grapes?
B. what was that?! (talking about license plates again!)
N. Daddy….Daddy….Daddy
D. what?
N. can I have something to eat?
D. did you eat the banana?
Ch. Jessica, can I use your tape measure?
D. have you had one today? (now talking about yogurt)
S. no.
M. they may have one, but they may not
Ch. Isaiah!
C. Isaiah, what do you want?
A. I don’t know why you waste all that space for that.
M. interesting corn fields around here!
Ch. Stop it! Stop it! I said stop it!
B. 2 new york, one pennsylvania, and one massachusettes (more license plates!)
Ch. how do you spell massachusettes?
I. cars are going past! they’re going pa-ast, pa-ast, pa-ast!
S. I can graduate now!
D. what did you start to say before you forget it?
M. I don’t know, I already forget it!

So there you have it…about 5 minutes of our conversations in the van 😀  Have a good day!

It’s time for bed….

P.S. Hopefully, sometime, somewhere, we can tell you more about Niagara!

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15 thoughts on “Niagara Falls!

  • September 27, 2010 at 7:17 am

    WOW it sooo looks like you all are haveing to much fun lol! YAY first commenter!

  • September 27, 2010 at 7:21 am

    OH MY!!!! NO FAIR!!! 😀 that looks soooooo super amazing!! I wish I were there with you :)…was it really loud like on Johnathan Park? 🙂 I was reading your conversation… it was sooo funny and it sounded kinda like ours except you forgot all of the ” Slug bug” ” HHR” “Cruiser bruiser” 🙂 lol that would be in our car 🙂 and your dad is very funny too :)…hope your having lots of fun with out me :)!! I can’t wait to hear more about Niagra falls!!

    • September 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

      I’m not sure if it was as loud as on Jonathan Park, but it *was* pretty loud! ESPECIALLY when we went on the Cave of the Winds walk! We practically got showered! There is a deck on that walk called Hurricane Deck that we all went on and that was SOOOOOO much fun! We girls were all giggling and squealing (do girls do that?!)


  • September 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    so funny! 🙂 your conversations are so funny! Sounds just like us when we are traveling ( the snack part ) and others cause my sibilings LOVE to eat on trips… and of course ALL THE TIME !!! Do you all know when you guys will be here? and another thing, is Susannah still gluten free? 🙂

  • September 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Sounds like your family is having a great time!! What a fun trip. It’s funny that someone has already mentioned Jonathan Park, because that was what I immediately thought of when you mentioned the Cave of the Winds. Have you listened to that episode?

    God bless,

  • September 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Oh wow! I thought our conversations were all jumbled together 😀 Of course there is 11 of you and only 6 of us.


  • September 28, 2010 at 8:20 am

    LOL!! sounds like the cave was fun!! haha yes girls defiantly do that :D…I can’t wait for your next update!!!!!

  • September 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Ah, you’ve been to Niagara, too?! Oh, it’s so amazing! It’s so… large and exciting! I hope you had a good time there. 😀
    You’re blog is really pretty. 🙂 It’s very, very nice.

    -Miss Faith

  • September 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, out of all the places I have been in the USA I would have to say Niagara Falls was the best! It looks like you went on “Cave of the Winds”! We did too, and I just loved that!

  • September 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Wow… that sounds like us when we take a road trip. Good to know we’re not the only ones!!! Hahaha, it sounds like you’re having a great time!

    God bless!

  • September 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my, you all are having *way* too much fun!!!
    I’ve never been to Niagara Falls, but you have definitely put a new desire to go within me!!!! Heather and I were laughing while reading your conversation piece…been there, done that:):)
    Can’t wait for the next post.

  • October 3, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    LOL… wow! That was an amazing post that you girls wrote. WOW.

    Your family has…hmm… I can’t even think of the right word to describe your wild conversations! =D

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