One day in particular, I refused to leave the hotel room one. more. day. NO amount of encouraging worked, no matter how big of a deal the sight to see was. So they left me behind.
Something tells me, it may have been Niagra Falls I missed out on. While I’m not entirely sure, it would shock me if I’m wrong. Because NOW I know what all the fuss was about! 🙂
This is part 5 of the Toronto Series.
Where we left off… Jen and I had just had a magnificent day touring places like the CN Tower, the hippie village of Kensington Market, and the jaw dropping Graffiti Alley. Visit THIS post. It’s a must see!
And as tired and happy as the day left me, the next day I had booked a tour to Niagra Falls. Let them do the driving I say… best money spent!
The hotel did the booking for me, so I wasn’t sure what all was involved. I was pleasantly surprised when our tour bus gave us an option to take a helicopter tour over the falls before we even saw it.
You can bet I was all over that! It isn’t every day you fly to the other side of Canada. May as well do it right.
Niagra looks small from up here, but you just wait.
While these photos may not land in National Geographic, I feel they caught the awe and the ambiance.
This sweet couple and I kinda hung out during lunch and on the boat, taking pictures of each other. I was suppose to save their biz card so we could email each other. Guess what… the card vanished.
Dear friends, it’s my hope you google Niagra Falls and find this picture. Because this one of you two you should have!
I never did tell them I was a blogger.
However here’s one of the American side from the boat. This isn’t near the horseshoe but this gave them a better opportunity to view it.
Take my word for it, if you ever go to Niagra, visit the Canadian side. We had the entire view without having to work for it.
But wait till you see how close we were up above the horseshoe!
Video of Niagara Falls on Instagram:
And here is the sound.
Hard to put into words what I saw. I kept staring at the falls, verbally repeating where I was so it would sink in before I left. But it never did. I still can’t believe I was there.
The next leg of our trip was to visit Niagra On The Lake. It’s a flower and cottage filled town that is precious! The tour was MUCH too quick, I seriously only got to see a few storefronts on the main road and didn’t have time to find the antique district.
But that’s ok. The day was so very long, from 9-8, and it was starting to rain. I was about done, looking forward to resting on the bus ride back.
Interesting fact… they don’t desire noisy and constant tour buses to litter the quaint streets of Niagra On The Lake, so we had to hitch a shuttle, where they park you around the back of the town. It indeed was very quiet and lovely.
But then we started to make some small talk. And it was amazing.
I DID tell her I was a blogger this round, and shared my story and the fact that I was in Toronto for Blogpodium.
And then she shared hers. She was on a buying trip that didn’t go as well as planned. She didn’t exactly LOVE where she was at the moment, but once she walked off that bus, she was inspired to look beyond what she was doing, to search for that next step.
Can I just say, that so made my day 100000% complete?
Once I arrived at the hotel, my heart was once again full. It was a magical and overwhelming and very worthwhile day. And it would be a while before I could sum it up in a blog post or 2.
I head out to Jack Aster’s for a bite to eat, then crawled back into my amazing hotel bed facing the CN Tower night light one more time.
For it was time to go home. And while I was excited to hug my boy and pet my cats, there’s something about the Toronto city lights that stole my heart.
Dream Box Building Challenge #27
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