Last hurrah for the Chinese participants in Canada.
Day of Niagara Falls – 27 August 2010
Getting up at 7:30, we drove to the Niagara Falls at about 8:30 after eating breakfast. Instead of driving to Niagara Falls directly, we went to Kingston first. At Kingston, we visited Dr. Wang’s home and met His graduate student who joined us together. Then we started our Niagara Falls’ trip.
Niagara Falls, located between the Canadian Province of Ontario and New York of American, is a big waterfall on the Niagara River in the northeast of North America. Before our trip we had heard that the Niagara Falls is one of the most famous marvelous sights in North American, so we wanted to been there as soon as possible. But patience is required because it will take us over 6 hours to arrive there.
Half the way, we stop to have lunch. This meal was quite different from others because Dr. Wang gave us a chance to try Chinese buffet. The buffet restaurant has many different kinds of Chinese food and the food is really nice and familiar to us. Thanks to Dr. Wang.
We arrived at our destination, the Niagara Falls, at about 6:30 p.m… Along the main street, there are many stores with different features. After buying tickets we got on a ship with raincoats, which would take us near the falls. It was my first time to place ourselves in the waterfall. Everyone on the ship got extremely excited. Although we knew our camera would not survive if we took photos in the waterfalls, we still chose to take a risk since we couldn’t waste each exiting scenes we had met. What was more miraculous? I believe it is that rainbows can be seen on every direction of the Niagara Falls. This kind of experience is lifelong unforgettable.
Our night activity was wonderful too. Dr. Wang and Mingzhi divided us into several groups and told us that we could go anywhere as we want. Our group went to see the night sight of the Niagara Falls. And we saw the beautiful fireworks. Then we roamed about every store we can reach. The stores here will never be closed, which is really good news to the tourists. Some of us bought some souvenirs here. After we finished our happy trip, we went back to our hotel at about 2:00 a.m.
This is the last day of our course. There are lots of precious memory we will never forget. We all appreciate Professor Lougheed, Dr. Wang and Mingzhi who give us so many help.