Sunday, June 21, 2009
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada
(me and the missus, Celeste and Maurice)
Niagara on the Lake is reported to be the prettiest town in Ontario, and Ontario is a big province. I grew up near Niagara Falls and have been many times, but never to this town several miles north of the falls, where the Niagara River dumps into Lake Ontario. It is totally pretty and I will go again and again.
To explain. We live 3 hours from Niagara Falls and the missus hadn't been there before and so we went and as you see below we hiked all over the woods around the falls. Then we crossed into Canada and headed straight north to this town, which Americans burned to the ground in the War of 1812 and so it was rebuilt. The one pic of the two of us is on the shore of the river where it meets Lake Ontario, and across the river is Fort Niagara, New York which I had visited when I was a kid. Hard to believe all the frontier fighting that once occured here.
Anyway, the town is tres charming and tres expensive and tres chic. Maurice and Celeste are our pals from Toronto and Maurice is currently forbidden from coming into the US (true! they were here last year, but.....) so we met here for lunch at the tres excellent Harp Pub.
Most wonderful adventures, then home having been gone a very long day and then slept like dead people :)
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 8:39 AM