It’s Friday once again, and time for a look at our week using only cell phone photos. This week, my photos highlight our March Break trip to Niagara Falls (Canadian side).
The family and I met my mom for two nights at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort hotel. Sure, a casino visit doesn’t exactly scream “March Break with the kids,” but you would never know it from the number of kids in the hotel elevator.
Besides, my mom gets the hotel stay for free (for obvious reasons—sorry mom) so this made a nice cheap little vacation. And, there’s a pool—although I wouldn’t set foot in it, for reasons I will explain later.
Although the drive to Niagara didn’t look promising, with rain pouring down on the windshield, the weather turned out to be unseasonably warm—perfect for sightseeing at one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders.
Paradoxically, some proud Canadians decided this natural tourist attraction would be best celebrated with amusement-park-like attractions including haunted houses and wax museums. A strangely un-Canadian thing to do. But, I digress.
Shortly after we left home, the kids began to argue and, eventually, attack each other. After a short stop at a gas station while we waited for them to calm down, the boy eventually fell asleep.
Here they are with their baggage in front of the hotel fountain.
This was the view from our hotel room during the day…
and during a brief fog.
Even though the kids are no longer babies, we still don’t travel light.
There are art kits, colouring books, games, movies and magazines.
And, we can’t forget food. I made these All or Nothing Granola Bars before we left. (I also take a long time to get ready.) They look more brown than usual because I added the chocolate chips while the mixture was still warm. I find myself adding more brown sugar and chocolate chips every time I make them. They are goooood.
We had dinner out at A Passage to India restaurant, buffet style. The food was delicious. Lots of veg choices too.
Here’s my mom and my son enjoying their selections.
My daughter practically has to be force-fed. She’s all about carbs and sweets and avoiding real meals.
We burned off some calories visiting the falls. Here’s my daughter across from “the American side,” as we call it.
Here’s me and the dude.
And, here’s the dude after he left the pool in frustration. Capacity is 34, and that’s about where it was at. He complained that a girl kept kicking everybody while doing handstands.
The little one didn’t mind so much, because she mostly clings to the side of the pool.
On our last day, we visited Clifton Hill to peruse the attractions. My daughter admired the Niagara Falls back scratchers.
My son was amused by the t-shirt that says, “I Only Drink Beer On Days That End in Y.” I know a few people who would wear that proudly.
I like the shirt that says, “DADDY DRINKS BECAUSE I CRY.” Yes, it’s tacky, but there’s some truth there.
My daughter was surprisingly good at hitting the targets in this Hillbilly’s game.
How cool is this upside down house?
Before heading home, we hit the Hershey store and then Sugar Mountain. We each put together our own small bag of candy. Who knew it would come to $25? Ouch.
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