14 responses to An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Niagara Falls
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    Alex Knisely
    Comment on Thanks for this -- here's an anecdote from 150 years ago (September 23rd, 2015 at 07:01)

    Thanks for this -- here's an anecdote from 150 years ago

    Another trip to Niagara Falls, or a few such trips…

    My grandmother on my father’s side grew up on a farm not far from the falls, New York side. (I’m over sixty, my dad was forty when he had me, he was a change-of-life baby — call it 150 years, not too far off.) A great day out for her was when she accompanied her father on the flatbed wagon down to the pools at the bottom of the falls, where he would pitchfork up fish stunned in the falling. No, they didn’t eat the sturgeon and the like themselves. Those went from the wagon bed straight to the hogs.

    Poor in things, Grandma Flora’s family may have been, but as I look back and try to imagine it, the world around them seems rich.

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    Osiah Horst
    Comment on Niagara Falls (September 23rd, 2015 at 07:54)

    Niagara Falls

    I will be in Niagara Falls for 4 days next week but don’t know if I will actually visit the falls. I may walk down one evening after the conference is over for the day. However I also remember my first visit to the falls about 55 years ago as a school age child. No subsequent visit can compare with the first visit to a site like the Falls.

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    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Niagara Falls (September 23rd, 2015 at 16:57)

    Thanks for sharing, Rebecca. What a neat first vacation!
    My parents went to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon. Years later, we went there on a family trip. Your descriptions of the Falls are spot on with their natural beauty.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Niagara Falls (September 24th, 2015 at 13:00)

    This brought back memories of my husband’s and my trip to the falls before we had kids. I,too, was mesmerized! To think how some areas of our country are s odry they’re burning, then to see all that volume of water going over the falls, almost endlessly—it truly makes you think!

    I know it’s changed quite a bit since then (early to mid 1970’s), more crowded from what I hear.

    Rebecca, you mentioned “a very kind, thoughtful guide and friendly people to travel with on our tour” for which you were thankful. It almost seems to indicate you’ve had some bad experiences at some time with guides or fellow travelers. Care to elaborate? Just curious.

    Alice Mary

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      Amish-girl Rebecca
      Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Niagara Falls (September 26th, 2015 at 12:54)

      Alice mary, No, not necessarily- remember this was my first experience that far from home and that was what I had written in my journal 11 years ago. These folks were just extra nice, beyond the call of duty, we had alot of great experiences on that trip !

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    The Other Erik
    Comment on OK, I'm sold on going (September 26th, 2015 at 00:00)

    OK, I'm sold on going

    That sounded like a great little vacation. Now I want to see Niagara in person. Thank you, Rebecca.

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    Comment on Jonathan Edwards (September 27th, 2015 at 14:49)

    Jonathan Edwards

    Is there a way of connecting with a commenter? Haven’t seen him on here lately. I was hoping to engage him, off the site, maybe?

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      Comment on An Amish Girl’s Adventures: Niagara Falls (September 28th, 2015 at 16:09)

      From what I understand, the commenter who goes by Jonathan Edwards wishes to remain anonymous, so unfortunately I won’t be able to connect you. He is free to leave a contact for you here though, or vice versa.

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    Comment on checking (September 29th, 2015 at 08:31)


    I haven’t seen Don Curtis around. (I think that’s the right name. The elderly gentleman with the Amish son, Mark)

    Do we know if he is well? Or has he been around and I just missed him somehow?

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    Comment on Reactions from others? (September 29th, 2015 at 17:35)

    Reactions from others?

    Hi Rebecca, I was just wondering what it’s like when you go on vacation to an area where the people are unfamiliar with your style of clothing, etc. Do folks make comments or stare? Or do you generally find people to be friendly and maybe just want to talk and find out more about you? Do you welcome their interest or would you rather be left alone to enjoy your travels? I work in a school with special needs children and we’ve encountered all sorts of folks when we go out into the community – some people are very accommodating and friendly and others are unbelievably rude. Just wondering what kinds of experiences you’ve had.

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