Monday, July 26, 2010

Niagra Falls

This weekend we decided to go to Niagra Falls. Hubby took Monday off from work so we had 3 days in total. It took 7 hours (one-way) in the car from here so it was a long journey but we took turns with the driving and the time passed quickly.
I loved seeing the falls, as always they look smaller in real life than they do on TV (same I found with the Statue of Liberty) but they were still pretty amazing.

We viewed the falls from both the American side and the Canadian side, you get a much better view from the Canadian side though as you get a full view of both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

The American Falls

The Horseshoe Falls

We went on `The Maid in the Mist` and it was spectacular, to get up so close to the falls and see them from below was quite amazing! If you ever go I would definately recommend it!

View from the Maid in the Mist

Niagra as a town itself is extremely commercialised though, I suppose it is to be expected. But I was only interested in the falls and not all the amusement arcades, shows and tatty shops that come with it. (Think Blackpool on steroids)

On our second night there were fireworks over the falls and they were spectacular! I was very impressed, probably the best fireworks I have ever seen. All in all a great trip and happy to get a Canadian Stamp in my passport, even if I only went in about 1 kilometre inside the border!

Fireworks over the Falls

Monday, July 19, 2010


Well, I was actually done a few weeks ago but yet again I have been poor at updating this. The course went extremely well and I enjoyed every minute of it....well, maybe not the grammar lesson so much but it did go well in the end (Grammar isn`t my strongest subject) I havent been to pick up my certificate yet but I will be doing that shortly.

I took the course at Rennert School in Manhattan! I definately recommend it.

The first few days after I finished the course I had so much time on my hands I really didn`t know what to do with myself but I have got back into relax mode and spending my days making...whether it be cooking, knitting, quilting or shopping. The hot weather is keeping me indoors! I