Kakabeka Falls (in Kakabeka Provincial Park) are really spectacular, and are said to be the highest falls in North America after Niagra Falls. We took a short mid-day drive with Nate on Saturday prior to the game to take a look. It was worth the visit, and the photo ops are great. I’ve only included one photo of “the kid” with his fraternity T-shirt (Kappa Tappa Kegga). It is very difficult to capture the depth and awe of such a site without a really good camera–like a 4×5 or 8×10 studio camera. These little digital cameras don’t do justice to a site like this. Nevertheless, you may get some idea of its beauty. We stood looking at the falls for some time, and I came to realize that water falls and fires have something in common. Have you ever sat around a camp fire and suddenly realized that you’ve been staring at it in a sort of hypnotic way. Well, waterfalls are the same way. You watch them for a few moments, and you just keep staring, as if hypnotized. Very soothing. Such a place would be a good site for meditation or creative thinking.
Overall, I think that both Char and I would recommend Thunder Bay as a destination. It’s a community of about 100,000, and offers a number of sites to occupy your time for a few days. If nothing else, you can always go to a baseball game!