We're back after a short but very enjoyable holiday where we spent two nights at the Fallsview Embassy Suites in Niagara Falls.
At Christmas time we went away for several days and when we arrived home we found in our mailbox two envelopes with money in them. The two envelopes were connected and came from the local Fortinos store. We do not really know the complete story of why we received this gift, but rumour has it they were in the process of setting up some sort of fundraiser/food bank for us when James was alive. After James passed away a halt was put to these plans but the money that was set aside for this was still given to us. At that time we decided to put this money away for something special. Knowing how much the girls wanted to see Niagara Falls (they have a great fascination with waterfalls as we like to go for walked and look at the local falls) we decided to put this towards a more elaborate trip to Niagara Falls once Rob was done school. We found a great deal on TravelZoo and for once we got to hotel in style with a two room jacuzzi suite that included breakfast and supper, plus all the other bells and whistles of a plush hotel.
The girls were excited and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They would have been quite content to hang out in the hotel the entire time, but we also induldge in some of the other overpriced touristy things to do. We purchased the Adventure Pass and spent two days enjoyed the area. Our first day was cool but without rain, which was a wonderful bonus as we were expecting rain. It rained in the evening when we went down to view the lights, but seeing as you get wet from the mist anyways, it wasn't really all that bad. Our second day it rained off and on, just light rain when it did. So although a glommy day it still was nice. Once again it didn't make much of a difference that it rained since we spent our time on the Maid of the Mist and the Journey Behind the Falls ... places we would have gotten wet at anyways.
The view from our hotel room
The Whirlpool Areo Car
The Maid of the Mist
Bath time after enjoying the swimming pool. A small cap of bubble bath goes a long ways in the jacuzzi ... the girls were absolutely thrilled with this.
The American Falls and The White Water Walk