Remember this was our first night in the East Coast time zone? We slept 10 hours! We left Walmart at 11am to head out to Niagra Falls. We were freezing last night but thanks to our hand warmers and mummy sleeping bags we stayed nice and toasty! We are officially up north now.
We crossed over the border of NY a few hours later where we received a punch card for a toll then proceeded on our way over a few more tolls. Glad we brought change from home! It's ridiculous how much money tolls collect ESPECIALLY on the east coast.
We arrived at Niagra Falls around 2pm, found parking and heading towards the pedestrian bridge to walk over the border into Canada. No toll on the way over to walk but 50 cents a person on the way back.
We ate lunch at a family owned restaurant that also had a gift shop. We got a sticker for the truck and had a super nice lady wait on us.
Chris got fish and chips which were really good. Made it to his top 5!
I got a croissant sandwich that was homemade with a salad and the best balsamic dressing I've ever had.
After lunch we decided to take the horn blower cruise $25 a person to check out the falls from a ferry boat.
We were on the bottom level outside right on the railing so we were able to get some great shots while of course getting soaked from the mist! So fun and definitely worth it.
We then walked around the town which was literally like a theme park. Like Disneyland and the Santa Cruz boardwalk had a baby and shipped it to Canada. The wax museum, Ripley's Believe it of Not, ice cream and fudge shops--you name it they had it all on one street! Chris and I were thinking that since Canada doesn't really have many cool attractions like the US, they went all out playing up the main attraction they do have. We got chocolate dipped sprinkle waffle cone ice creams with chocolate and vanilla swirl soft serve and walked around for a while taking it all in.
On the way back down to head back to the US we stopped and got a flight of local craft brews at Niagra Brewing Company. We ordered a flight of their best beers and to be honest they really were nothing to write home about.
I booked us in a Motel 6 for the night because we really needed a shower and a warm bed. At $63 a night we couldn't complain. We checked in and watched the Harry Potter movies on TV for awhile before going out to dinner at "Third Street Retreat," which I read was supposed to be a great local spot. When we got there we learned that they were family owned and had really great buffalo wings! So we ate buffalo wings in Buffalo NY :) Next stop Albany & Vermont!