Road Trip (Day 5) Toronto to Niagra Falls

Trip Start Oct 07, 2013
Trip End Nov 25, 2013

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Friday, November 8, 2013

So, we thought yesterday was cold, we were wrong... It was 1'C this morning at 8am!

Before leaving Toronto we walked downtown to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. Canadians are crazy hockey fans, so the exhibit was very comprehensive! It was similar to the Basketball Hall of Fame with a special area dedicated to all the Hall of Fame inductees. We got to see the Stanley Cup, they have the real thing locked up in a vault every night! Lots of history associated with the cup. Watched a 3D hockey game, it really is an intensely physical game requiring a lot of body coordination and finese. Finally we got to have a shoot out against a computerised goalie.. I'm sad to report that neither of us scored, but I'm playing the injury card (no we weren't competing against each other at all ;). Had I been fully fit I definitely would've scored... and beaten Michael!

Impressions of Toronto have not changed, it's very industrial and boring. We did walk past the Eaton Centre and had a little giggle. It's like the Times Square of Toronto. Has huge electronic billboards and a central plaza area, but that's pretty much it. Drove past the harbour and were surprised to see huge cargo ships. We have to keep on telling ourselves the huge expanse of water is a lake, not the sea! Not being able to see the other side doesn't help though.

Excited to be off to Niagra Falls today. It's just a short drive, around Lake Ontario, from Toronto. Also, it'll be nice to stay in the same place for 2 nights.

Arrived in Niagra Falls and decided we don't have to leave our room! Are very lucky to have a great view of the falls out of our HUGE window.... Actually there's no wall, it's just all glass looking out over the American Falls. We are staying on the Canadian side and looking at the American side. And to make it even better, it's just started snowing!! He He! :) Off to explore in the FREEZING cold....

Had a great time walking along the water's edge (significantly higher though). We travelled from opposite the American Falls right up to Horse Shoe Falls. It was however very cold and Michael looked like an eskimo by the time he was all layered up! We were able to stand right next to the falls just a few metres from where the water falls over the edge. It truly is an awesome sight!

Driving distance for the day: 81 miles / 130km
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