Travelling by car it will take a couple of days to get there but I’ll be sharing the drive time with a friend. When I asked said friend, Mrs. D if she’d like to go with me, it took all of four and a half seconds for her to say “Yes!” And it took Mr. D less time to say “No!” when I asked if he’d like to come too. He declined not because he wouldn’t enjoy the company of two lovely women, but because seeing ginormous waterfalls and milling around an orchid greenhouse doesn’t hold much appeal to him. He’s happy to stay home and be caretaker of plants and pets.
While writing the above a memory tickled my brain; something about someone tightroping across the falls so I paused to do a little researching. When I read that Nikolas "Nik" Wallenda had done just that, I was happy to know that the old gray matter is still actively churning. In February, 2012, Nik Wallenda crossed the Niagara Falls at 1800 feet, on a tight (very, very tight) rope and established a world record for the first tightrope walker to cross the falls.
~ highest bicycle tightrope crossing: 238 feet high between two hotel towers in the Bahamas
Imagine if Nik Wallenda and Evel Knievel had ever gotten together. I know that Knievel was a stuntman, not an aerilist, but put those two thrill seeking brains together and who knows what they would have come up with. There are hundreds of chasms and towering buildings they could tightrope/bicycle/motorcycle/rocket across and between. I don't know if I could watch someone do what they have done. I'd be scared for them.
Just seeing Niagara Falls will be eventful and thrilling enough for me, thank you very much.
Have you seen them?