Ritz Inn Niagara & Wedding Chapel
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We arrived in Toronto Friday, after spending a couple of nights in different places on the way including a delightful Bed and Breakfast in Thamesford, near London!
Paul was very glad to stop driving, as our GPS didn't seem to recognise Canada, as it was an American version. All of a sudden lanes would disappear.
But yesterday Joanie kindly offered to take us to Niagara Falls.
Oh man the tail back ...
... the train and bus station is not particularly exciting, with an hour to wait we decided to take in the nearby Wallmart.
We were quite disappointed by Wallmart, no guns, about two aisles of food and the rest was George and ****** furniture, at least it was a bit warmer than the train station.
About 2pm we got on the long awaited number 12 bus to Niagra Falls, stopping at every shopping mall ...
As I write this I am sitting by the fire in our hotel in Toronto, Canada, warming up after being out on a very cold evening. Today was a day I will never forget. Finally experiencing the sheer wonder of the Niagara Falls really does take your breath away.
Niagara Falls, or as our Italian tour guide kept saying, Nig-ara, is approximately 1.5 hours away from Toronto and it's town, Niagara-by-the-Lake, was once the ...
We head home to shower and change and then head back into Niagara Falls for dinner at Skylon Tower which revolves so you can see the Falls while you dine - how lovely. To get to the top of the Tower you ride in a lift on the outside of the tower so you can see the Falls - quite an experience.
We started with a bottle of Moet Champagne and I tried escargot for the first time - lovely with the garlic butter ...
... behind the horseshoe falls. There were two portals/open doorways into the falls. From these portals, safely standing behind a steel rail, you could see the sheer force of the water pounding down, and the swirling as the water hit rocks, bounced off and created the vast mist that you can see from miles away! I tell you one thing though, I'm not sure I would like to visit the tunnels in the winter as it would be beyond freezing!!!! The tunnels also provided a bit of a history ...