Epic Vacation: Day Seven

After a long day, we slept late in our little home away from home and woke to another day full of sunshine. Because the kids love history so much, we took advantage of their thirst for knowledge and decided to take it easy and start our day with a leisurely tour of Fort Niagara. It was a beautiful setting right on Lake Ontario and full of old buildings, costumed soldiers and musicians, and games with the staff. The children especially enjoyed the cannons and playing a bat and ball game the soldiers would have played.

IMG_0266

IMG_0280

IMG_0300

IMG_0297

IMG_0323

IMG_1130

IMG_1259

IMG_0921

After a few hours, we went back to Gimli so I could rest for the afternoon while Bri went to the pool with the kiddos. After a quiet afternoon and early dinner, we piled into the car to head to Canada! Parking on the American side, we walked the Rainbow Bridge across the river and entered the friendly country to the north. Fortunately, as we were entering we saw that to return we would have to pay fifty cents per person. Unfortunately, we had not brought any cash with us (because what idiots enter a foreign country with no cash on them?). No worries, we’d just use our debit card and get cash!

IMG_0425

IMG_0320

IMG_1143

The views were amazing, so now this will become the blog in which I bore you to death with tons of pictures of waterfalls. There’s not too much to write other than “there were a lot of oooooh’s and ahhhhhh’s” happening. We stopped at a gift shop to get cash and found that our debit card wouldn’t work. Yep. We were stuck in Canadia (I spelt it that way on purpose since that’s what Brian kept calling it). We wandered to another shop. Tried the debit card again. Wouldn’t work. I was beginning to prime Bella to work on the big brown eyes look so we could find a nice American to ask for $2.50 so we could go home, when suddenly the card worked! We got some ice cream, watched the falls, felt the spray, pet some horses, and watched the illumination from the Canadian side. It was just as breathtaking and mesmerizing as the day before. We wandered back over the bridge to home and another drive withe the full moon and the windows down. It was all so perfect it felt like it couldn’t be real. But it was. Such a truly wonderful week together.

IMG_1191

IMG_1189

IMG_1147

IMG_0895

IMG_0874

IMG_0872

IMG_0467

IMG_0283

IMG_0251

IMG_0265

IMG_0474

IMG_0434

IMG_0831

IMG_0375

IMG_0432

IMG_1222

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: