detroit, on the far left (that tiny building) is in Canada.
The boat ride was one of the highlights of our trip. Another great moment from the trip was meeting Rose Ann Reynolds and getting to meet up with Juliana Swanson again. Two incredibly talented stampers both with the same affliction of modesty!
The weekend after Michigan we headed to Hamburg, NY.
Driving to Michigan is a 12 hour car ride (15 for us pulling the trailer and stopping for gas and meals etc.) so there was no way I could motivate my husband to take another 10 hour long drive up to Hamburg, NY 2 days later. So I did what I do best and "explained" to my sister that she really needed to work with me that weekend and how cool it would be to bring my neice along and go see Niagara Falls. After setting up the displays on Friday we headed to Niagara Falls and caught one of the last maid of the mist boat rides. Here is a shot of the (smaller) NY falls taken from the overlook.
This is the bridge to go to Canada (left side Canada, right side NY) that tower on the far right is the overlook deck where I took the first photo. Also from the overlook is a shot of the Maid of the mist (ok there are like 5 of those boats, I dont know which number it is but they all have the same name)
After the Maid of the mist boat ride we went to do the Cave of the winds, which is not as it would sound. There is no cave, it should really be called the Deck of the winds. Because its a series of decks build on the smaller fall. You get pretty wet on those decks. They even give you special sandals so you have more grip. We got soaked. Ever the adventurers we just HAD to stand on the deck that sprayed you like crazy. This photo was taken before the soaking where we put on our gear. Humidity hates me. This is the best my hair was going to look that day. LOL
Can you tell my neice was excited? LOL After the cave of the winds we walked around Goat Island to look at the horseshoe falls from Terrapin Point. We hung around until they put the fireworks on at 10 pm. By that time at least were were dry (sort of) I will spare you the photos though, we all looked like drowned rats.
We had a great time, it was worth the long ride!
While I was away I got an award from Petraso:
She wrote in her email:
"I have given you an award in my blog http://petraso.blogspot.com/
Because your team rocks!!!"
Thanks Petraso! Your blog rocks too!! If you haven't seen it, take some time to check it out, she does some great and innovating projects, definitely worth the look!
Here is a Card she shared with us using Frozey:
Loose translation in swedish "I miss the sunshine"
Is that not the saddest yet cutest face! LOL
I also got a great email from Catherine Martinez. She shared a bunch of DoodleFactory cards she recently did. Thanks Donna B. for telling Catherine to share her cards! and Thanks Catherine for sharing your awesome designs with us!!
This one is really cool because it uses the little DF creatures. They are sometimes overlooked because of their size but they are great for scenes to show distance and look how cute they are all lined up together!
that cupcake looks DELISH! More cool art to come tomorrow!!