If you’re reading this, it means you survived the beginning of the week! Yay! Hopefully it only gets better from here! I had a really busy and productive day yesterday, and hope I can keep it up for the whole week. I am learning though, that I need to fully embrace the days when I have energy and motivation. I’m a person that has super-powers on certain days, and no powers at all on other days. I’m still trying to figure out whether I need to find a way to be balanced every day, or if it’s ok to be extreme, and accept and embrace both sides… ANYWAY! Let’s get back to business!
This is officially my last post on our East Coast travels. We stopped in both, Niagara Falls and Toronto (which aren’t actually on the East Coast, ha!). I also don’t have a whole lot to say about them, since they were both quick stops. However, I would still like to share some pictures with you!
Kevin and I were in Niagara Falls with his family in 2011. We were only dating at that point (that was like forever ago!). We did the walk-behind-the-falls tour, which remains one of my favorite experiences. I could have stood there forever, inhaling the fresh mist, getting completely drenched! Fast forward to 2014. Even though we did not have a lot of time left, we felt like we had to make a quick stop at the falls, since we were so close already. Oh, and this time we were married! The falls must have brought us some good luck back then! 😉
And for old times sake, here’s a picture from back in 2011, taken by my sister-in-law:
The picture above shows the American side of the falls. There is also the opportunity to take a boat tour. These boats go very close to the falls.
This is the Canadian side of the falls. I may be biased, but this is my favorite side of the falls.
In the distance you can see the Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge. This bridge connects the United States and Canada.
If you ever visit Niagara Falls, make sure to stay for the evening. The falls are lit up beautifully with different lights at night. We didn’t end up staying till late this time, but the first time we got to see the falls at night.
The next day we went to Toronto. More specifically the CN Tower. But before we talk about the CN tower, I should mention that the night before we were posing ”all cool” beside the mini CN tower, we stayed at a campground that hosted lots of skunks. That’s right! Skunks! I was making supper on our little stove, wearing my headlamp because it was pretty dark out already, and all of a sudden I see this creature beside me. And yes, it was a skunk. After shining our lights around our campground, we realized that the single skunk actually had friends. It also appeared that these skunks were not afraid of humans. They were quite determined to get food or something. LUCKILY we did not get sprayed! I can tell you though that you feel a little more squirmy going to bed, knowing you’ve got company!
We went up the CN Tower and got to see the city from every angle. Below us was the Rogers Centre, which is a multipurpose stadium in downtown Toronto. What makes this stadium special is that its roof opens and closes. It was closed though when we saw it.
Skyscraper bathed in gold! I mean, that’s what it looks like, right?!?
For some reason this picture makes me feel like I’m on a boat. I guess it would have to be a flying boat, or something…
Yup, so the city basically has tons of skyscrapers. No, I’m sure there’s a lot to do in this city. We just didn’t take the time to explore it. Perhaps some time in the future?
Oh! And of course you get to do funny things on the glass floor of the CN Tower. It’s a little freaky, to say the least. I mean you’re like freakishly high up in the air!
And there ya have it! Take one last good look at the CN Tower! And if you’re interested in seeing all my other posts on our East Coast travels, here are the links: Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Fortress of Louisbourg, and Newfoundland.
Thank you SO MUCH for joining me on this road trip!! Have a wonderful week!