Sunday, July 2, 2017

Vacation time

It's always nice to have a vacation week in summer time.  This week's weather hasn't been too hot and humid as is the usual weather in southwestern Ontario Canada.  Honey and I got some things done we've been putting off for a while around the house. I got some fenders for my bike we both put on in a joint effort with minimal arguing LOL.  The week started with fireworks, relaxing on the back deck, went to the beach and patio drinks.

We went for a trip to Niagara Falls. We have been before but this time splurged on a good hotel room with an amazing view. Middle left and top right pics are taken from our room. We went just before the big Canada Weekend as Canada turns 150 this year.  We had gone there once on a Canada Day weekend and it was not enjoyable at all.  Long waits everywhere, sitting in traffic is not my idea of a holiday weekend.  We lucked out that the weather was perfect the first day there. That was the first time we got to enjoy the falls at night.  

It's amazing to see this massive amount of water and how powerful it is.

The next day we checked out and went to Bird Kingdom in Niagara.  Entering the building  looked deceiving for the amount of birds and open exhibits that were there.  I love birds so this was a great place to visit and reasonably priced. 

Then we went to a few wineries as the Niagara region is famous for so many vineyards.
Konzelmann was a must stop for me as they are famous for making a peach wine we cannot get in our local liquor store. We took the tour there with the tastings. Then we stopped at Wayne Gretzky Estates, nice winery but a bit pricey.  And then a drive through the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  We've been before and this time just drove through.  But it has great shops and sites to see all
in an old world fee. 

And as far as crochet goes, I've really only worked on this baby blanket a bit.  I'm starting on the border now.  

Happy weekend all !!!