The smell is so calming, like nothing I've smelled before. I can feel the mist hitting my face. My smile has reached from ear to ear. I know that I am experiencing something that many dreams of.
On the ride down there, I see so many little shops. I get out and walk the streets, being greeted by all these people; they must have known I was a tourist. Once I reach the city, it's so overwhelming: the tall buildings, hotels, restaurants, and Farris wheels. As I drive around the corner there are people everywhere, some walking in the streets, people on the buses being shuttled, and people riding bikes. We park and begin our walk; as soon as I reach the railing, I see Niagara Falls; my breath is taken away. It's everything I thought it would be and more.
Everyone around me is trying to stop and take pictures, but I'm frozen at the moment. The beauty has stopped me in my tracks. The water is falling off the rocks so effortlessly. It's like a painting in an exhibit, but I am getting the chance to feel the mist hit my face and see the rainbow right in front of my eyes.
As I step onto the ferry, they hand me a poncho; I didn't think the mist would be bad. The ferry takes off, and just knowing that I'm drifting on the water from the Falls is mind-blowing. We go close to the US side and it's so pretty; it's calming. Then we ride over to the horseshoe, this is on Canada's side; it's way more gorgeous up close. The water begins to hit my face I smile. The water starts hitting even harder, and I'm fighting to keep my eyes open. I have to make sure I'm capturing all this beauty.
One ferry ride wasn't going to be enough for me, so now I'm on again it at eight o'clock at night. The sun has finally set, and they are beginning to reflect the lights onto the waterfalls. As we make our way around the Falls, I am just so speechless; it gets better and more beautiful by the second.
The boat comes to a stop and as we wait around I just soak in all the colors being shown. I take a mental picture, I hear the water falling off the rocks, I feel the way the ferry drifts along the water. The fireworks begin, and I can feel the explosion in my chest as they burst in the air. I can even smell the smoke that they give off. During my life time, I have seen several fireworks shows, but this one is like never before. I am on this ferry in the Niagara Falls while the fireworks are bursting into several colors, all while holding the hand of my soulmate. I have experienced something few will in their lifetimes.