Walk Across Niagara Falls

@Suebee (2013)
Canada
June 15, 2012 10:27pm CST
I just watched that dude walk across Niagara Falls, from the U.S. to Canada. Awesome! He must be a real thrill seeker to be able to do something like that. The look of concentration on his face going through the mist was something else. I could never do something like that though cause I'm not all that comfortable with heights. I'd look down once and that would be it for me. Do you like doing exciting, daring things? Is there anything that you would like to do or are planning on doing? Myself, I have always wanted to try hang-gliding and I've found a place within driving distance where I can do it. Now I just have to get up enough nerve to follow through!
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@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
His wife held up pretty good too untill the very end. What surprized me was the talking as he walked. Some of his walk was in prayer. Do you remember the questions asked by the border guards and the answers he gave? I thought he was going to run back to get his passport when asked.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Yeah, that was all for show. It was cute though how he had his passport in a plastic baggie in his pocket.
@Bluedoll (17075)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Show your passport. Please state your purpose for visiting Canada? And his answer was ____?
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
To tell you the truth Bluedoll I can't remember what he said. By that point I was only half watching it as he had already finished crossing...
@allknowing (61694)
• India
16 Jun 12
Was it a tight rope walk Sue? Even watching some one do it could be an experience by itself and you did it!! Vow!! I think there is a cable car ride across the Falls. I had gone to the bottom of the fall from the Canadian side of the falls - that too was a grand experience.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Yes he walked on a wire. It took him around 25 minutes to do it. You could just see on his face how excited and thrilled and proud he was. I got married in Niagara Falls and our hotel room had such a beautiful view of the falls. It was awesome. I didn't take any cable car rides though, just a nice, safe limo tour, lol
@allknowing (61694)
• India
16 Jun 12
I went on the 'maid of the mist' ride in the river. We had to wear raincoats. From the US side they were blue in colour and the Canadian they were yellow. When the mist falls on our faces from the gushing waters there are no words to explain that experience.
@allknowing (61694)
• India
16 Jun 12
That must have been memorable getting married by the Niagara Falls. When I was there I did see couples posing against the falls in their bridal attire.
@koopharper (6289)
• Canada
17 Jun 12
I grew up eighteen miles west of the falls. Watched the news clips on this but not the actual crossing. Pretty exciting to have some one cross on a wire that close to the falls themselves. Seems to me he said something to the effect that the view was terrific. I'm not into heights and I generally don't do things just for the thrill. I get into plenty of excitement without trying.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
18 Jun 12
I grew up about an hour and a half drive from the Falls so visited a few times when I was younger (also lived in Moncton and Fredericton). Got married in Niagara Falls two years ago as well. I'm not a real thrill seeker either, but what an accomplishment for Nick Wallenda!
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
he is a wallenda or however you spell it they are tightrope walkers and his grandfather made the history walk close years ago. He is honoring his grandfather
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Yes, I heard that on TV. Amazing.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
16 Jun 12
Hi Suebee, I am just thinking about walking close to Niagara Falls and its giving me a stomach ache....lol..that must have been something to watch.. Hand gliding sounded good to me about 20 years ago but my thrill seeking day are definatley over...I am just happy to wake up every morning..lol
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
16 Jun 12
Lol. You and me both! I would still try hang-gliding though I think, even though I'm over 50. Still some adventure seeking in these old bones yet!