Last week, we took our visitors from Trinidad, our friends Roshni and Johann, to Niagara Falls for the day. We live just about an hour and a half from Niagara but we haven't been there in over six years... Yes, we've stopped on our way to NY and I had to do some work trips there but we haven't really visited in a while.
It was an adults only trip- my friend Dani took care of the girls for the day. I should also point out that Dani is very pregnant and she has a one year old and my girls are a handful sometimes and it was her day off before she went back to work--- talk about a good friend and a sweet soul!
So anyways, after dropping the kids off, we headed first to Niagara on the Lake. This quaint old style town is about a half an hour away from Niagara and it's filled with wineries, quaint restaurants, fun shops and lots of beautiful gardens.
This was on the main street in the town.
We first had lunch in the Gate House Hotel.
We always have our lunches/dinners there when we are in Niagara on the Lake. A friend of a friend of mine used to manage the restaurant and we are huge fans of the food.
Afterwards, we walked through the town, window shopped and admired the flower beds.
Of course, we stopped for some fudge.
See all the inviting showcases?
Such a beautiful town
I even did an olive oil tasting.
And we got some very, very good homemade ice-cream. It finished too fast for me to take pics :-)
After that, we headed to Inniskillin winery and did some tasting.
And then explored the vineyard
And apparently did a photoshoot of yours truly!
It was then time for Niagara.
We headed to downtown Niagara first.
And then to the Falls... it was so, so beautiful... and it was such a hot day, perfect Niagara weather as you get sprayed from the falls and you always feel slightly cold.
There is this area in the corner right where the falls begin. The picture doesn't do it justice but you can see the falls and the water's edge. So magical!!! And there was a rainbow too--- God's perfection!
It was fun to get out for a bit and summer is so short, we had a wonderful time. We used to do easy day trips like this before the kids all the time but now life has certainly changed. Darin and I couldn't wait to get home to our babies. We enjoyed our grown up day out but the most happy we are is with our sweeties.... but it will be a looong time before I take them to a winery and/or window shopping :-)