By Emma Seager
August started off with a series of unfortunate events from waking up at 3:30am to missing a train, getting on the wrong subway (twice!), getting caught in a huge thunderstorm in Central Park and almost missing the One Republic tribute concert dedicated to Chester Bennington! We ended up with front row spots and ended up on live television!
As if August wasn’t eventful enough, I also ended up visiting Niagara Falls too! I took a road trip upstate and stopped halfway at the Finger Lakes, it was breathtakingly beautiful. We went ‘glamping’ (which is glamorous camping) and it is an experience I would love to have again. We also went wine tasting and explored the old town, where we stopped at so many cute places.
Visiting Niagara Falls was unbelievable; there are no words to describe its beauty. We arrived in the afternoon and watched the fireworks display the evening. The bright colours of the fireworks reflected on the falls and it was an amazing sight to see! The following day we came back and took the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour which took us right to the base of the falls. I was absolutely soaked from the mist! You can walk around the top of the falls and see it from different angles, it was beautiful and we managed to see rainbows too - definitely a once in a lifetime experience!
The country club organised a trip to a vodka distillery for us, which was fantastic. We took a tour around the distillery and also received the opportunity to taste amazing flavored vodkas!
We are approaching the end of the season and I have just under 2 months left in New York. I plan on making these last two weeks count and I am going to do as much as I can!