Returning to the Roar of Niagara Falls

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Returning to the Roar of Niagara Falls
Posted: June 13th, 2008 at 11:03 am  –  By: Chris Parton
Niagara FallsNiagara Falls is familiar, but always new to me. I grew up in the area, but I hadn’t gone in close to ten years. Since ten years is almost half my life, the memories are a little fuzzy, but I’ll never forget the sound. The roar can be heard and felt long before it can be seen, and gets louder with each step. By the time you reach the edge, it’s deafening. But this is an old memory, so on a recent trip home I found myself at Niagara for a fresh look – and they’re still incredible. Every hour, 5 billion gallons of water flow over the edge. The falls are almost 4,000 feet wide all together, and nearly a fourth of all the fresh water on the planet passes this spot. The roar has not changed one bit, and being near them is so powerful you can’t help but be inspired; I am in awe. (more…)

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