The car ride was quite long for the kids (we had gone north to get Ben from work), but the drive was well worth it! We had an amazing time looking at the waterfall. There was tons of tourist stuff around, but it was still closed. It was a balmy 57 degrees, which we were thrilled about. We weren't the only people out enjoying the sunny afternoon.
We started out by walking partly across the bridge that crosses the falls. There is a stairway down between the two waterfalls.
|Ben and the kids looking over the waterfall|
|Ben and most of the kids at the bottom of the stairs|
|Abe loved these cobblestones|
|The kids loved playing on this beach with a spectacular view of the falls.|
|The boys digging|
|On the way home, we passed this war memorial and had to stop to look. |
This village was in the territory covered by the Battle of the Bulge.
We all had a great time! Luckily, the drive home wasn't too long. We stopped and bought pain au chocolats and croissants. As I opened and closed the gate at home, I smelled the beautiful flowers growing in our yard. The crocuses sprouting by the garage are especially welcome. My mom always plants crocuses, and their blossoms are the greatest herald of spring for me.