June 15, 2017

Niagara Falls State Park

My next tourist destination is one of the more famous tourist spots in upstate New York. But first, let me get my Sheldon Cooper on and present you with some fun facts about the Niagara Falls:

Foreground: American Falls with the Bridal Veil Falls behind it
Background: Canadian (AKA Horseshoe Falls)
Along the river is the Maid of the Mist (USA side - blue) with the Hornblower (Canada side - red)

  • Niagara Falls is actually the name of the city in which the state park is located
  • Niagara Falls State Park contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and part of the Canadian Falls
  • The Canadian Falls is also known as the Horseshoe Falls (IMHO the most recognizable falls of the three)
  • This state park is the oldest state park in the USA, and is situated along the US/ Canadian border

June 13, 2017

WWE Smackdown LIVE Rochester, NY - June 6, 2017

I am not a fan of the WWE or any other form of entertainment wrestling, I'm not even a casual viewer to say the least. Yes, I know the big names like Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, The Rock, or even John Cena, but only because people around me (i.e. the boys from my high school back then, or social media right now) talk about them. I won't be able to carry on a conversation about the WWE universe story line to save my life.

But I do admit that I had fun watching my first live wrestling event.

My husband is such a fan that he did not realize that he bought tickets to the show
scheduled for the same night as our wedding anniversary LOL

As I recently learned, WWE wrestling shows are an ongoing road tour. The wrestlers would go around the US (and some parts of the world) and hold shows in arenas, some of which are broadcast live on TV. There are two main programs in the WWE universe: Raw (which airs on Mondays) and Smackdown (which airs on Tuesdays). Only the televised events are the ones included in the story line, and each episode builds up to the main events/ championship matches (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, etc). Hard core fans also watch WWE 205 Live (cruiserweight division) and WWE NXT (where "trainees" are being groomed to graduate eventually to Raw or Smackdown).

See if you can catch me in the clip below. :)

I have neither knowledge nor time to narrate the current happenings in the WWE universe, but I would like to share my experience in watching a live event.