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Free Fallsing

Post by News Tribune Staff on Sep. 6, 2008 at 1:51 pm with 4 Comments »
September 6, 2008 1:51 pm

Just wanted to share a few photos with you from my trip to Niagara Falls this afternoon. They are only about 20 miles from where the team is staying, and a few other Seahawks staffers took the time to tour the place as well. This first photo is a view of the American side of the falls in the foreground, and the Canadian Falls in the distance, which are in the shape of a horseshoe. In this photo, you can see only the right side of the horseshoe.

This is a water-level view of the American falls, looking up. Apparently in the winter, chunks of ice come off Lake Erie, float over the falls and collect at the bottom, forming ice mountains.

This is sitting in the middle of the horseshoe looking up, which is kind of wild because as soon as you enter the horseshoe there are torrential winds that kick up and make you feel as if you are standing in the middle of a hurricane. A while back, a 7-year-old kid wearing only a bathing suit and a life jacket accidentally fell in, went over the falls, popped out and was saved without being injured.

By the way, my clothes still have not arrived. I’m thinking about asking Brandon Mebane if I can borrow one of his snazzy suits. The lime green one with the matching shoes might be a good call. I’d buy a matching fedora as well but United would only reimburse me for 50% of the cost.

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  1. stormshadow says:

    Nice pics, Frank. At least you’re making the best of the situation without your luggage.

    You sure it wasn’t Superman who saved the kid?

  2. eyeland says:

    The Falls are magnificent. Can’t even imagine going over them in a barrel….

    The 12th man flag is flying and I’m ready for it all to begin. Gooo! Hawks!!!!!!!!!

  3. Nice travelougue. I visited the Falls many times when I lived in Toronto for a few years. In the winter, the ice builds up at the bottom. They call it the snowball. Gorgeous.

  4. LondonHawk says:


    I will cough up the other 50% for the fedora but only if we get pics of you wearing Mebane’s Lime Green suit!

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