Over the weekend I got to take a quick trip to Niagara Falls with my friend Steph. She works for ISX, which is an educational tour company that does trips to French Canada, Chicago, New York City and other fun places. I was invited along as a complimentary buddy, and had a blast. Not only did I get to see Steph’s tour guide persona, I checked off a few things from my list of to-do’s in the Niagara Falls area. Our first stop was Konzelmann Estate Winery for a tour and tasting. I’ve never been there, and love wine so it was exciting to try a different place. The highlight was a peach wine they had, very fruit forward and tasty. Also had a 13.5% alcohol volume, tasty!
Next up we went to Niagara on the Lake for lunch then headed to The Falls. I was lucky enough to get a complimentary ticket for Maid of the Mist, something I have never experienced in all my trips to The Falls. Needless to say I got wet, but not nearly as much as I expected. I must mention this attraction is run like a well oiled machine. They have it set up so they can move large groups of people in and out quickly, thereby minimising wait times and maximizing profits. I also made friends as I usually do in random places. A nice couple that go to U of T for their medical degrees. I’m normally fine with doing things alone, but its nice to have people to talk to when your out doing things by yourself. They also had the usual assortment of tacky souvenirs at the end as they usher you through the giftshop. Just like Disney. I love it!
Lastly I had some free time so headed around the tackiness of Clifton Hill and people watched while the rain poured down. I checked out the Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, which was a hugh disappointment. Refer to the blog below for details.