Patricia Davids

My Trip to Shipshewana, Indiana and Niagara, NY by Patricia Davids

Patricia Davids here. I’m back to share a little more about my trip to Shipshewana, Indiana and Niagara, NY.

After spending three days in beautiful Amish country around Shipshewana and meeting up with fellow authors Sarah Price, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer Spredemann, and Laura Bradford. Myself, my daughter Kathy, and my grandson Josh, once again packed up our rental car and hit the road. Our destination for the day would be Niagara, NY. It would be a full day of driving, so of course we had to make a nice little pitstop in Erie, PA for lunch at the Smugglers Wharf on the shore of Lake Erie. We were rather smitten with the place and decided to make a longer pitstop there on our return trip home. We piled back in the car and continued on our way.

We reached our hotel in Niagara late evening, grabbed a quick bite to eat and hiked our car cramped legs the few blocks to Niagara Falls. The scene was breathe taking, the falls all lit up with vibrant colors and our timing was perfect as fireworks lit up the sky over us. It was truly a great way to end our day.

The next day we spent trekking all around the state park. We took in the Maiden of the Mist boat tour. Just the raw power of those waterfalls was amazing. I absolutely recommend wearing the ponchos they give on the tour, unless it’s the middle of summer and you need a good thorough soaking. You will get wet! We also hit the aquarium, and the museum. We did decide against trekking to the bottom of the falls, by that point all three of us were so sore and tired. Wear good shoes and take plenty of breaks. You can definitely get so caught up in the grandeur of the place, you’ll walk your poor legs to ruin. It would be best to stay several days to take in everything.

Visiting Niagara Falls with my daughter and grandson was an amazing experience. We had such a great time on this trip. Next time I’ll share the remainder of our trip with you as we took the long way back towards home.


USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.

An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn’t until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.


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One thought on “My Trip to Shipshewana, Indiana and Niagara, NY by Patricia Davids

  1. I enjoy reading your continuing blog. I have spent the last week catching up on my collection of your books. I only have one left to read and will have read them all. I really enjoyed the character of Charlotte and her pets. That whole series was amazing. I was thrilled to meet you at the tea as well. Happy writing.

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