Niagara

Our 4th Honeymoon – I guess while we are retired would be a great time to “practice” being on a Honeymoon! Well, at least review great Honeymoon locations! A scant 5 hour drive and we could be at Niagara Falls! Ready…set… Let’s GO!!!

We arrived at 2, Jim checks out the Casino, while I check out the shopping, how to see the Falls (after all, that’s why we are here, eh?) and where to go for dinner. We really don’t need a fancy, expensive dinner, but a view of the falls would be nice. At the Hilton, where we are staying, is a Lounge where we can listen to music and relax after 9:30…. So we can do that later and opt for a more reasonable meal!

While waiting for our room to be ready, we did the aforementioned activities and then walked to view the Falls and got SOAKED! The Mist from the falls was like a downpour…with the sun wshining….rainbows everywhere! And we weren’t even on the walkway close to the falls.

We have a lovely room on the 41st floor with a view of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls! I love seeing how the view changes throughout the day as the sun shifts.

Dinner was at the Canyon Creek Chophouse, also with views of both falls. What a lovely night, capped off with a night cap at the Myst Lounge in the hotel, with more excellent views! Had my first Martini ever – a Marshmallow Martini – tasted like dessert in a glass!

After breakfast in the hotel, we went down to the Falls and took the Journey Behind the Falls Tour. It took us under Horseshoe Falls and we could see them coming down right in front if us! The sound is thunderous! What amazing power water is!

Onward to Niagara-On-The-Lake, a 30 minute drive north through wine country along the Niagara River. The river connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, after “Falling” at the Falls and snaking its way along the U.S. Border. It meets Lake Ontario at Niagara-On-The-Lake at a beautiful park beyond the quaint village near a lovely Golf Course. The course is still green and being played on this sunny November day!

We looked in on the Prince of Wales Hotel, which was built in 1863. We commented that it was built during the Civil War and were kindly corrected….after the War of 1812 to them! It is a very lovely Historic building with old chandeliers, leathered and flowered ceilings, plaster designed and bronzed walls with ornately framed photos of old war heroes and hand carved wooden furniture. We made a mental note that it would be worth our effort to come back here and stay at the hotel!

Lunch at the quaint Shaw Cafe, a check-in at the Wayne Gretsgy Winery and we are on our way home!

This has been a lovely two day Getaway…..strongly recommended for a Honeymoon or Anniversary trip!

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