12.05.2011 - 21.05.2011 22 °C
Sorry for the late entry guys but internet access has been a bit sketchy over the last few days.
After a long bus journey we safely arrived into Toronto. The skyline of the city was awesome to see when we were driving in with the CN tower standing tall amongst the ever familiar sky scrapers. The bus tour came up trumps in Toronto and we were treated to staying in the Hilton hotel and that night we had an included meal there. After weeks of slumming it, we felt like royalty!
We started our first day in Toronto with a trip up to the top of the CN tower. At the top of the tower there's a glass platform with views down to the ground which was pretty scary. The views from the top of the tower were brilliant and was a great way to see the sheer scale of the city laying on the edge of Lake Ontario.
After the CN tower, we went along to the Hockey Hall of Fame where Simon was in awe to see all the hockey shirts and artefacts of the NHL. We got a chance here to take a shot as well as be a goaltender and Louise has never been so proud to beat Simon in one sport!! We then wandered around the city for the rest of the day to see the sites and shops including the infamous Hooters Bar. After weeks of group meals we then decided to have date night in Toronto and found a lovely restaurant with no pizza or burgers in sight!!
The next day we were heading to Niagra Falls. When we got up we were greeted with the sound of heavy rain. Things did not look good from the outset. We battled on through the fog and mist to the falls. It was annoying how poor the visibility was but when we got on to the Maid of the Mist it was still incredible to see and hear the sheer enormity of Niagra Falls. The town itself was a very strange experience and a stark manmade contrast to the natural wonder that lies below it. We had booked to go on a helicopter tour but unfortunately that was cancelled due to the visibility. This did not hamper our experience, especially when Simon found a Dave & Busters.
Next stop back across the border to the US for Cleveland.....
Lou and Simon xxx