Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Road Trip--Day Four, Niagara- on- the- Lake

Today was a day for slowing down. There were no crowds that we were trying to beat, so we just went where our mood sent us. The first place we went was to Tim Horton's--Canada's popular answer to Dunkin' Donuts/Starbucks. We are beginning to understand its attraction as we have had breakfast there the last three mornings.

These are teaching gardens with staff in residence.

With nice full bellies, Ward and I went exploring and ended up at Niagara's Botanical Gardens. We really enjoyed the shade gardens, but rushed through the sun gardens as the temperatures were rising and sun was beating down on our necks. 

Generator floor at power plant

After lunch, Wally and Theo felt like they were ready for some exploring, so we ended up at the Canadian Adam Beck Power Station for a tour. They were eager to compare it the power station they had seen across the river in the US yesterday. The plants were practically mirror images of each other.

From this tour, we got a recommendation to go to Niagara-on-the-Lake (different town than Niagara Falls) for dinner. What a beautiful town. Flower beds everywhere that outshined what we had seen in the morning at the botanical gardens. Those along with quaint buildings made everywhere you looked like a picture postcard. Niagara-on-the-Lake was the favorite thing for everyone today. It fit perfectly with our mood of slowing down.
Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake

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