Every once in awhile it's nice to book what I now term a 'minister's long weekend'. (Mon & Tues) Holiday Monday's -and thus long weekends - make very little difference to us because Tim takes every Monday off! And so several weeks ago I snagged a Groupon hotel deal for Niagara Falls and away we went.
Our first stop was a night at Grandma and Pa's - much to Hadassah's delight. And then they joined us Monday as we toured Niagara Falls.
When I booked this little getaway, it occurred to me that perhaps it wasn't the prettiest time of year to go seeing as things were just really starting to green up. Boy was I wrong! The flowering trees were in full bloom and the tulips and daffodils were absolutely lovely.
Our day was full. With yellow raincoats, thoughts of wonder at God's power in creation, pleasant garden strolls, fun food in a Rainforest (Cafe), and ice cream, of course!
We were pretty tired once we got to the hotel! But Hadassah can't let a hotel pool go by unnoticed, so we had a nice swim before heading to bed. The next day we did a bit more wandering, ate breakfast on a patio outside with a nice falls view, then visited Bird Kingdom. I must admit, I was a bit leery about this detour! But what a great place. The high ratings on TripAdvisor are true!! If you want a cool place to bring your kids - Bird Kingdom is the place! Sorry...no pictures. But we did manage to squeeze in a couple of family pictures.
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Hadassah was one excited girl about this trip. Equal parts excitement for the Falls and "the street filled with kids stuff where there's upside down houses and scary houses that I wouldn't want to go in cause I'd be too scared and there's a big Ferris Wheel that I went on and games and lots of fun stuff!" :) And since watching their kids have fun is often a highlight for parents, Tim and I also had a very lovely "long weekend".