101 in 1001: #25 See Niagara Falls and #67 Visit Canada

Niagara Falls Two 101 things in one post! Whoo! Nathan and I headed up north for an early anniversary celebration since neither of us had seen Niagara Falls. I had never even been to Canada, and now that we live in Cleveland it's all so close. We stayed at a quaint b&b, took in the falls, did some wine tasting, and enjoyed perfect weather. Some things I learned on this trip:

  • Even though Mapquest says it will only take you 3.5 hours to get to St. Catharine's, allow lots (and lots and lots) of extra time for traffic jams and long waits at the border.
  • If you think you packed your brush, check five more times. It doesn't always make it into your bag. If my hair looks like a rat's nest in any of these photos, it's because I didn't brush it the whole weekend. Haha! No joke.
  • Plan ahead when going to Niagara Falls! Nathan and I just kinda winged it and wished we would have taken into account that it was a Saturday in August when we were visiting one of the biggest tourist attractions in the country (world!). We forewent the Maid of the Mist and walk near the falls because of crazy waiting times.
  • Just because the bigger ice cream cone looks amazing when you're standing in line doesn't mean that it's a good idea.
  • Getting a picture of a Canadian flag isn't as easy as it seems. That picture up there was taken riiiight before we crossed the border back to the United States. None of the other flags we saw throughout the weekend were blowing quite right!

Niagara Falls We stayed at the Springbank HouseΒ in St. Catharine's and loved it! The owners are so friendly and the house is so cool! Plus, it was away from all the touristy Niagara Falls stuff.

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Β The end! :)