Wordless Monday

I’m out of steam. I have no words. My house looks like it hasn’t been cleaned or tidied since before Christmas. Kids need driving to and fro all week. There’s appointments and shopping and blah. So here you go, this is my picture-filled post from my sort-of vacation/tournament with my daughter in Niagara Falls. 🙂

The kid with the huge tape ball on her lap is mine. 🙂 I love that they all have different colour laces. So cute!

While the kids were at a Waterpark, my friend and I walked around the Falls and the little town. It was snowing, but we didn’t care. It was nice to get some fresh air, get out of the hotel for a bit. On this picture below, you see America on the other side.

Horseshoe falls.

There’s a ferris wheel I’ve always wanted to go on. The prices are insane, which is why I’ve never done it. Maybe one day…

Final game was Sunday morning at 8 am. We had to be at the rink for 7 am…this is what a Canadian hockey dressing room (for a ringette game today) looks like in a modern, newly built facility. Remind me to snap a picture of an old, crumbling dressing room in Toronto…

Nobody uses the showers, but they all have showers.

The next day the sun came out. After the tournament finished, it was still early (mid morning) so my child and I decided to check out but leave the car in the hotel parking lot, and walk down to the falls.

At the bottom of the kitschy Niagara Falls entertainment strip, I saw this store. One stop shopping, eh? Snacks, wine AND coffee all in one location! 🙂  There’s a Hard Rock cafe further back…

Walking up the hill and past the entertainment (Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Wax museums, food outlets, etc) we came right up to the ferris wheel.

Behind the ferris wheel is a dinosaur mini-golf park. VERY cool to walk by there… (closed in winter).

The girl child wanted sushi for lunch so we walked back into the Casino shopping complex.

The prices in tourist areas are outrageous. I mean, I can buy bottled water at the rink for $2.50 which is already outrageous, but $3.40? Ridiculous. 🙂

She got her sushi. I opted for Mexican at the last minute…

When I got home I went into a bath. I was so tired from all the driving… it was an early night for us. Today, we’re back to the routine.

Happy Monday to you.

16 thoughts on “Wordless Monday

    1. On the American side, yes. The Canadian side is overpriced touristy stuff, unless there are places I’m not aware of. I’m not a shopper so not sure. But typically Canadians head across the border if the exchange is good for shopping.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. I love this photo essay. Please give us more of these.

    Several years ago my husband and I sidetracked to Buffalo, N.Y., enroute to Boston to see Niagra Falls. We didn’t have smartphones back then. We got lost in a rough part of Buffalo, a truly scary experience. And when we finally found the falls area, we encountered road closed under construction signs. The whole experience was a nightmare and a waste of time. Especially since we never did get to the falls. Thank you for taking me there today. A much more pleasant experience.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The American side doesn’t get the view we do on our side but if you have a passport, there are numerous bridges you can cross and spend the day in Canada. Niagara-on-the-lake, the adjacent town, is quaint and adorable, full if gardens, B&Bs, restaurants, wineries, bike trails, hiking…flower gardens everywhere. It’s a beautiful spot. You would love it. 😊


Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.