Niagara Falls – The Eighth Wonder of the World

Dating back around 12,000 years, Niagara Falls are the second largest in the world after Victoria Falls in South Africa. The Iroquois named the falls “Onguiaahra,” meaning “The Strait.” Channeling waters from four major lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie), the expansive Niagara Falls features three main sections, each with its particular charm: The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, The American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

Crossing eastward through North Dakota, we didn’t expect to see anything as beautiful and exciting as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Until then, we hadn’t heard about this park, at the meeting of the Great Plains with the rugged Badlands. A great habitat for bison, elk, wild horses, pronghorn, and prairie dogs, the park has three sections brought together by the Little Missouri River. The park features a colorful Painted Canyon and the old Maltese Cross Cabin, where President Roosevelt once lived. The Scenic Loop Drive took us past several overlooks and trails.

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Old West, MT

Montana and Wyoming are both beautiful vast states, with plenty of splendid hills and mountains, reminding me of old Western movies. We rolled into Reed Point, Montana, a quiet little old western town on our way back to the East coast just for the night, and enjoyed a walk back in time.

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The Palouse and Steptoe Butte, WA

One of Washington state’s seven wonders, the Palouse is a 4,000 square feet area of rolling hills near Spokane, Washington. From the summit of Steptoe Butte, standing at 3,612 feet above the ground, one can admire the Palouse’s beauty: shades of green from the lush fields of barley and wheat in the spring, and the sparkling shades of gold and brown during harvest time.

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