Dec 27, 2010

Niagara at Thanksgiving

Instead of roasting a 500lbs turkey and cooking all of the fixings of potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans and of course pumpkin pie, my family escaped America and went to CANADA.  We left our home near DC and headed north.  We spent a night in Pennsylvania.  On Turkey Day, we drove thorough a small snow storm and finally arrived at Niagara Falls by lunch time.

One full day in Niagara is plenty.  After seeing the falls and "journeying behind the fall", in the winter there isn't much else to do. 

The Niagara Falls are spectacular, but the town is a bit of a tourist trap with crappy expensive restaurants and lots of other overpriced diversions.  We spent the next day of our trip, usually reserved for crazy Americans starting a riot at 4am over the newest hot toy, in Toronto.  I really like Toronto and lunch in Chinatown didn't disappoint. 

I ended the day with lunch with an old grad school friend and went back to Niagara.  The next day was spent with butterflies at the conservatory and heading back home but first we stopped in Hershey, PA.  It was a nice little trip.

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