Monday, October 8, 2012
Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride
And can I tell you how much I love New Yorkers? We were chatting with the guy who takes peoples' money, and he was all, "Oh, man, you have this one pilot, so-and-so. I hate him so much." We asked why, and he said that pilot grabs your camera, while it's attached to your arm, and forces you to take pictures at this angle and that angle. "I hate that *&%$#," he said again, fervently.
Some kids were messing with this scale that weighs you so you know how many people each group can have, and he turned to us and muttered, "I'm going to @^%#&& kill those kids..." But he was saying these things in a really funny, almost jovial way. It's hard to explain. But I loved it.
What a trip it is to ride in a helicopter!! I did okay airsickness-wise. Except for when the dude banked pretty hard. Then my stomach went, "Whoa." But I did okay. And we had Ben, the camera man, sit in the back so that the dude couldn't grab his arm and force him to take pictures when he really should keep both hands on that joystick thingey that guides the helicopter. Sheesh.
And may I say that Niagara Falls always reminds me of Superman 2?
Kay, so there are two falls to Niagara Falls. One is on the American side, and then there's this little island, and the other is on the Canadian side. It's confusing. But here are some pictures to kind of show you...
In this picture, the American falls are at the bottom, and the Canada falls are at the top.
We had to take two different flights, but here we are together afterward.