Niagara Falls Canada, Day One

by Joanne on July 25, 2011

It has been years since we last made a visit to Niagara Falls.  It’s an interesting area with a lot to do and see.


The view from our room, the American Falls.  We had a corner window on the 47th floor.  When Ted opened the curtains, he wobbled then let out a gasp.  Guess who doesn’t like heights?!


We took a very warm walk, the temperature must have been 90 degrees, to the vertical tram that drops from the hill on Fallsview to the road at the bottom.  We ended up walking down since the drop didn’t appeal to us.  Looking at horseshoe falls.



As we walked and got hotter and hotter, images of cool refreshment came to mind.   So many places to stop but we ended up

at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.


Took in some walking fuel:  Seafood Quesadillas


We were ready to try our luck in the Casino.  We work hard for our money and don’t like to lose, but we always do so our “investment” is minimal and usually takes about one hour before we call it quits.  That hour includes walking around seeing what others are losing winning, getting coffee (or another drink), and finally playing penny slots.  Yeah – we’re big spenders.  If we win 500 pennies, we get excited.  Why?  Because we didn’t lose it.  I will NEVER be convinced you can win at gambling and especially the slots.  But they’re fun as long as the money you are going to lose is part of your “vacation fund”. 


Joanne was hungry again and Romano’s Macaroni Grill was attached to our hotel.  We enjoyed MORE wine, garden salads, and our main entrées.  We asked for oil and vinegar for our salads.  White vinegar was brought to the table.  You know, we ended up appreciating the clean taste of the white vinegar on the very fresh, crisp greens.  Of course the feta cheese crumbles and Parmesan Romano shavings on top helped.

Ted had a chicken pasta in marsala cream sauce.


My dinner was “Simple Salmon”.  A very good piece of grilled salmon topped with roast cherry tomato slices, over asparagus spears, and steamed broccoli.  Just my style!



After dinner, we walked along Falls view road and ended up in a very popular touristy part of town.  Not really our style but we enjoy people watching and this was a prime area for it.

I was amazed at the haunted houses we saw.  There must have been at least four. 


For the life of me, I can’t understand the attraction of trying to rotate a 1069 lb ball of marble?!!!


Window shopping…


The  Falls at night and watching the light show as the different colors illuminate the rushing water.





Such a pretty place at night.

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  • At 2011.07.25 20:33, Lori said:

    The falls really are beautiful day and night. So powerful. We stayed on the Canadian side when we went a few years ago and they also have a cheesy tourist area LOL.

    • At 2011.07.25 22:43, Christine said:

      Niagara Falls is beautiful. Love the photos you took. Well done.

      • At 2011.07.26 07:44, Heather said:

        What a view!!!!!!!!!!

        • At 2011.07.26 14:20, lindsay said:

          beautiful views and yummm you’re making me hungry! (and thirsty… though work makes me thirsty in general) 🙂 i haven’t been to the niagara area since i was young…

          • At 2011.07.26 23:04, Liz said:

            This post makes me so excited because I’m going to be in Niagara Falls Canada next week! I’m going to Toronto for a week and making a day trip to the falls. I am so excited to visit because it looks absolutely gorgeous. Hope you guys are having a nice time!!

            • At 2011.07.27 07:47, Bela said:

              You should have tried Brasa….the Brazilian restaurant, it is fabulous. Looks like you had a great time. We love going to the falls?

              • At 2011.07.27 10:52, Nancy Jean said:

                Gorgeous pics of the falls, Joanne – – and what a “hunk” of salmon, looks perfectly wonderful!

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