Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Canada Eh? Part 2

Our Journey

Like I said in part one of this, we made five major stops along our journey: 1) Buffalo, NY; 2) Niagara Falls, NY; 3) Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada; 4) Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada; 5) Campbellville, Ontario Canada.

Buffalo, NY/Niagara Falls, NY
This is the birth place of Jesse, although their family left when he was about two years old so he does not remember much about it. We explored downtown a bit and ate at a famous BBQ wing restaurant, which is where Buffalo wings originated. I am not a wing person, but I couldn't let Jesse pass up eating wings in Buffalo, NY! Next we went to Niagara Falls. It was beautiful. I could have stared at the waterfall all day. Since it was evening, there was not much of a crowd and we got to see the falls lit up at night which was cool. We then drove by Jesse's old house and then went and stayed the night with some friends of Mike and Kim's.

At the Horseshoe Falls.
The American Falls.

Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
We spent Friday morning at Niagara Falls on the Canada side, and I must say that it is a lot prettier from the Canadian side then the American side. We took a tour called Journey Under the Falls. We got to go underneath the Falls and got close to the base of the it. It was very neat because you could hear the roaring of the Falls. You got somewhat wet, but not too bad. Again, I could have watched the waterfall for hours.

I bet the people in that boat got SOAKED!Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada
We went from the Falls to a town called Niagara-on-the-Lake (Lake Ontario that is). The one word I would use for this place is "quaint." The flowers there were beautiful and very plentiful! We spent the afternoon there shopping and walking around the town.
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
Last stop....Campbellville! Time to meet and greet lots of my new family. Some of the family from Canada came to our wedding so it was good to see faces I recognized, but it was also great to meet the rest of the Ellis family.

There was a lot of this over the weekend.
Jesse's grandparents. This is his Grandmama's side of the family.
Serious golfers.
Three generations.

At this point we are half way home!
p.s. I have no idea why half of my writing is centered and not the other half, so excuse the inconsistency.

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