Visiting Horses

This year the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) was not allowed to be open. But, the Carlsberg Championship team of horses haven’t been at the CNE for a long time. I remember seeing the team of horses pulling the beer wagon when I was a teenager, and younger. It was one of the things I most liked to see each year. The horses were huge. I still especially like those big horses like Clydesdales, Belgians, Jutlands and the others like them. I’m not a horse person, to the the extent of studying them, visiting horse events or riding horses. But, I enjoy seeing the big horses and I have ridden horses a few times. Not lately.

When did you last see horses, live (not on television or the Internet, or a photograph)? You could make a road trip to visit horses. Look for a horse farm, or a place where horses are boarded. Drive out there and find a place to park and watch the horses outside. It’s peaceful to sit with the car engine off, windows open to the breeze and the quiet.

Old Niagara Falls

Today, taking you to another time and place, I found old photographs (taken by my Grandfather’s brother) of Niagara Falls. One is from “City of Niagara” and I don’t know if the building is still standing or not.

When did you last make a trip to see the Falls? It is a lot different from the days I remember as a child. Now you can’t even get close to the water. The old path along the Falls is blocked off, at least at the main tourist area. How do you remember the Falls? Remember the spray of the water, even from farther back there was a mist in the air.