There are some places people (more so, tourists) typically associate with the US- the Grand Canyon, Florida and Universal Studios, New York, Los Angeles and more importantly- the Niagara Falls. Every student wants to visit them the moment they land on American soil. Every parent who comes to the US for their son/daughter’s graduation wants to see the Falls. And everyone who has ever been there will agree that it is an experience of a lifetime!
One of the “cool” things about coming to RIT for my MS was that firstly, I was in THE “New York” and people thought that was amazing, not realizing that Rochester is as New York as say, Latur is Mumbai !! And secondly, I was a 90 minute ride away from Niagara Falls, and THAT was most definitely amazing !! 🙂 And sure enough, that was our first tourist destination, thanks to the wonderful $10 trip sponsored by the ISS. I cannot even put into words, the feeling I felt when I saw the first glimpse of the Falls from our bus. Spectacular is an understatement! It’s one of those places which leave you mesmerized; you cannot help feel amazed at the wonders of Mother Nature. And then come the rides- the Maid of the Mist and the Caves of the Wind! Any visit to Niagara is incomplete without doing both of these. My roommates’ parents had come down last month for their graduation and we took them to the Falls. The look of exhilaration on their faces after the Maid of the Mist ride was priceless! I almost thought they were going to cry! One of the mom’s also commented- “I had been wanting to see the beauty of Niagara for months. Now this visit to the US feels complete!”. As expected, they also took the blue and yellow raincoats and the slippers back to India with them, as souvenirs! 🙂
Hmmm…anyway, there was no real point of writing this post except that I was going through the photo album and felt really happy and so felt like blogging about it! 🙂 Oh, and I really like this snap of the Falls that I’ve taken- looks so beautiful in a picture, imagine what the real thing looks like! I can’t wait for my parents to get here… :):)