I sat on the porch of the B&B sipping tea and studying the map. Three days left to tour Canada and the rainy, misty weather had thrown a monkey wrench in my plans. A plan that had seemed so brilliant …a masterful route visiting the best of the quaint villages along the St Lawrence Seaway on our way to a few days in Ottawa. I just drew an imaginary line through my plan for the day; taking the ferry across to a nature preserve island. We had already worn our foul weather gear the past two days and now the fog had rolled in with a light mist. How to maximize our limited time in these weather conditions?
A promise is a promise. I had promised Glen that this trip would be relaxing. We would NOT go tearing all around the country at warp speed trying to see and do too much. But considering the weather this new plan might now hold better sway.
Laying out the map with a smile and refilling Glen’s tea I said, “Did you know we are only four and a half hours from Niagara Falls? And it is supposed to be way better on the Canadian side? Like, doubly better according to the guide book. ”
That is how we found ourselves barreling at warp speed on a very long daytrip ( is four and a half hours each way still in the day-trip category? ) to see Niagara Falls.
|The Canadian side had WAY more cascade. And kitsch!|
|Glen’s ponders our 9 hour drive for a 30 minutes Niagara Falls experience.|