Mainly, we celebrated our anniversary last weekend because it was a long weekend. We went to Niagara Falls because I had wanted to go there for years. Niagara Falls are the most powerful falls in North America and the two waterfalls that make up Niagara, the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls, are also incredibly beautiful. The Canadian side is much better than the American side. The view of the falls is better and all of the tourist attractions (though still very cheesy) are less cheesy. Surprisingly fun: taking the Maid of the Mist boat closer to the falls. Totally worth it must-do. You get soaked in the Watershoe Falls.
We had a romantic dinner, and my super sweet husband gave me a wonderful card and Tiffany hoop earrings.
In front of the American Falls (standing on the Canadian side)
The misty Horseshoe Falls with rainbow
On the Maid of the Mist! (In front of the Horseshoe Falls.)
We also checked out a beautiful neighboring town Niagara-on-the-Lake where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. It is located across the Niagara river from Youngstown, New York. We went primaily to eat at Oban Inn Restaurant which had excellent reviews. It did not disappoint. From there we walked over to Lake Ontario, and then drove to the main shopping area on Queens Street.
Lake Ontario with a view of Old Fort Niagara in the Youngstown, NY
George Bernard Shaw, they LOVE him here.
On the way back from Canada we stopped in Buffalo for, what else, Buffalo Wings, so named for their place of origin. We went to Gabriel's Gate, which some people say are the best wings in Buffalo. It was delicious. I am not a lover of spicy food, so we got the medium, but they were so delicious that next time I will be brave and try the hot.
Buffalo Wing happiness
Nom nom nom
Scranton, The Electric City!
We will have updates on the Message in a Bottle guestbook soon. I predict a lot of randomness worth blogging about.