September 12, 2012

The View From Canada

As one of our little day trips while my husband was off, we took a jaunt over the border to Canada.
Here is the view down the Niagara River from Queenston, Ontario looking across to Lewiston, NY.
We love to go to the quaint but bustling little town of Niagara-On-The-Lake. You have to follow this picturesque road along the river.
You can look out over the river in between gorgeous mansions and big old farm houses. There are about 7 or 8 wineries along here too. We haven't stopped at any of them in a while. Since the girls are usually with us, we don't want to bore them. You can also purchase fruit from some of the farms, but I don't think you can bring it back to the states so I don't bother. Although, I would have loved to pick up some peaches. :(
In the town, the flowers gardens are amazing.
We always eat lunch at this restaurant. Although, we don't know the name of it. Lol!
It's quite picturesque and inviting.
There is a Christmas shop to browse through.
This hotel looks like an amazing place to stay.
It really is gorgeous.
Just inside these windows is the restaurant. There were round tables with white linen tablecloths. People were having tea with beautiful sets of fine china. The teapots matched the cups and saucers. I think I really love this town because it reminds me of England in some way. Any time we had a visitor from England, or,"home", as my mother called it, we always made a day trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake and Queenston. When I saw the tea sets, it made me think of my mom because she loved her tea sets. Once in a while we would have a little tea party, she and I, and especially when Auntie Margaret would come to visit. I love childhood memories.
Speaking of England, while we were here, we stopped at the Scottish shop and bought English candies. Love!
Down by the lake there is a little park.
 Niagara-On-the-Lake is at the mouth of the Niagara River where it empties into Lake Ontario. Right across the river is Old Fort Niagara, in Lewiston. They are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 this year. You can also see the Coast Guard Station on the right.
All in all, we had a great day. We brought home some homemade fudge and may or may not have smuggled in some Cherry Whiskey and Cuban cigars. Shhhhhh. ;)
Have a great night!!!


  1. Oh my! This is a breath-taking post! Your pictures alone make me want to go there! What a gorgeous little town and a beautiful drive to get there!

  2. Cherry Whiskey you say,that brings memories. Looks like you had a great day!!.Haven't been in awhile, pictures are great. Talk soon.

  3. Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day. It's lovely!