Cross Country Update

I went to bed last night without telling you that Doug is related to the first person to go over Niagara Falls! Her name was Annie Edson Taylor and she went over Niagara Falls in a barrell in 1901. And yes, she survived!!! She tested it out  by sending her cat over first. The cat didn’t make it, but she wasn’t easily discouraged. Annie tenaciously added a little extra padding and, apparently thinking it was sufficient, climbed in and “took the plunge”. She survived with only a few bumps and bruises. Her photos and story are all over Niagara. We found one plaque on the Journey Behind the Falls tour and I took a photo of Doug, Jacquelyn and Christina with their famous ancestor. Photos will be coming soon.

Today we spent the day at Cedar Point Amusement Park. I am going to let Jacquelyn blog about it tomorrow (she’s sleeping now). I am sure she will have many more interesting things to say than I. Back and neck troubles have grounded this roller coaster enthusiast. Now my joy at amusement parks must come by living vicariously through others. I have grown to love watching people as they wait to go up a big coaster. The range of emotions is fascinating, from white knuckles to laughing to crying to taking deep breaths to making the sign of the cross. Wow….this is pathetic. Read more tomorrow and hear it from someone who did more than watch! HUGS!

© Nichole Liza Q.

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  1. So NOW I understand where Doug gets all that daredevil, try anything attitude.. Just make sure he doesn’t start looking at barrels while you guys are in the vicinity of Niagra. One family member is enough. 🙂 Love the BLOG idea.. can’t wait to start seeing pictures.


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