Monday, September 14, 2009

Great mini holiday

Dan needed a bit of a break before he gets started on a couple of big jobs that will take him to Christmas , so we drove to our friends' place in Vineland and had a wonderful two days playing tourist in our own province.
Not too much guesswork involved in where we went!
All 4 of us had been to Niagara Falls on numerous occasions but none had ever ridden on the Maid of the Mist.

Here we are still dry before the boat ride. After an awesome ride where you are virtually surrounded by the magnificent falls Dan and Bruce are very wet. We expected to get somewhat wet...afterall they give you these raincoats...but we were not prepared for how wet we actually got! Fortunately it was a glorious day and we soon dried off. I would recommend the Maid of the Mist ride to anyone and would do it again!...but don't do it on a cold day!

Lunch with a view...well Luci and I enjoyed the spectacular scenery. Bruce and Dan looked at us!

Next we rode on the Sky Wheel and got some more spectacular views of the Falls.

No trip to Niagara Falls can be without a walk on the touristy side.

We were just nicely drying off when we walked back to the Horseshoe Falls, where we again got soaked and went down to the Journey under the falls...This is a view from one of the portals under the Falls...actually all you can see from in there is spray.

But this walk out to the falls is what makes the Journey under the Falls worthwhile. Of course we got soaking wet again but I am in awe (as I always am when visiting there) of the sheer power and beauty of this natural wonder.

We had a fabulous dinner out on Thursday and spent Friday in Niagara-on-the-lake. I did not take any picutres there as we were all too busy shopping!
On Saturday we came home and immediately left again for Kingston where we had dinner out with my three brothers and their wives.
All in all it was a super mini holiday!


Kathy A. said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday Ann.
Don't you just love the city! The beauty of the falls is so perfectly balanced with the tackiness of the city.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great little trip there Ann and I know you BOTH needed it!

stitching aussie style said...

Sounds like an awesome break. Nothing like exploring your own backyard. Sometimes we forget to look there. :-)

Lynn said...

I always love a trip to the Falls. We did the Maid of the Mist on our last visit there about 6 yrs ago. I'd love to go back again during the winter and see the falls all lit up at night.
Glad you had such a super time.