My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Meeting Place.
One of my favorite ways to beat the heat: standing next to Niagara Falls in Canada.
We’re back in California after our New York/Canada vacation. My jeans feel too tight after eating our way thru Buffalo, Toronto and Montreal. I need to download all our vacation photos from my iPhone.
I am so happy to have my Daisy back home.
Soon, I’ll need to switch from East Coast time to my graveyard shift.
This is my entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Ripples.
BUFFALO – One more bite of Buffalo wings at the Anchorbar inside Buffalo International. We’re flying back to California. I can’t wait to pick up Daisy.
I enjoyed our New York and Canada trip. We spent a couple of days eating our way thru Montreal.
- We explored the Latin Quarter, Little Italy and Old Montreal.
- We ate breakfast at Marche Jean-Talon. We did a picnic of oysters, samosas and cider next to the oyster counter at Boite Aux Huitres.
- We took a boat tour of Old Montreal Port. Rocky waters on the St. Lawrence Seaway thrilled me.
- We passed by closed boutiques and gay bars along Rue Sainte-Catherine.
- I prayed a couple of Hail Marys at Basilica Norte-Dame.
- We indulged in poutine in what some call “fast-food heaven” – La Banquise.
I wanted to stay in Montreal for another week. I loved it!
WRIGHTS CORNER, NY – Tim Horton’s coffee and breakfast sandwich for breakfast. You may have seen the billboard for this iconic Canadian donut chain during NHL playoff games. My hubby and I couldn’t believe we spotted a Tim Horton’s ad along the railing at Staples Stadium during the King’s dismal series against Chicago.
The big question on our minds : What is wrong with LA?
The next big question: Where is the closest Tim Horton’s to Southern California?
Timbits and peanut crunch donuts may be good reasons for a summer vacation in Buffalo, New York. We’re also here to see family, friends and eat way too much food.
The work week is over. Thank God. Now, I’m recovering from a stressful week in the newsroom by going over my vacation pictures.
I suspect I’ll need another break from work. Soon.
On our Buffalo trip, I gave my new passport a workout. This one has my married name on it. Sadly, the border guards didn’t feel like stamping it with a Canada stamp. In retrospect, I should have asked for one.
Bizarre Question at the Border: What do you do for a living?
I think I saw the border guard raise his eyebrows when I squeaked out: “News Producer.”
Hooray for our moms! Terri and Linda took the girls to the beach while we went on a day trip to Niagara-by-the-Lake with Kaine and Missy. Plus Mark rocked as our DD for our personal wine tasting tour.
I also had to see Niagara Falls again. This tourist spot on the Canadian side has become a pilgrimage of sorts for my Buffalo vacations. The misty air feels refreshing on a hot day. The majestic views are free. I’m happy to join the lemmings who are snapping away at one of the 7 Wonders of the World. It’s still a thrilling sight for me. I’d love to take my parents here some day.
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TONAWANDA, NY — Listening to Baby Grand, a Sacramento-based indie/twee pop band and chilling at Panera.
Today, I ran 4.17 miles in Lockport. It feels good to keep up with my 10K training on this vacation…especially with all the eating we’re doing.
Last night, we toasted marshmallows at a bonfire and made s’mores.