Continued from trip report Quebec City
Niagara Falls - 19th to 21st October.
We caught an early morning flight from Quebec City to Toronto where we caught a bus to Niagara Falls. On arrival at Toronto Airport it is very easy and uncomplicated getting to the city. You catch a free ferry from the airport (this has to be the shortest ferry ride in the world) then a free Porter Airlines bus . to the city. You then walk about 6 blocks to the bus station. We arrived at the Embassy Suites where we had a reservation for a falls view room at about noon and were given room 902. The view was spectacular so we sat and admired it in wonder for several hours before venturing out to walk along the walkways.
Again it was raining so we decided to wear our ponchos that we had bought in Vietnam a couple of years ago. We must have looked a sight as we did get some strange looks but they kept us dry from the rain and the mist from the falls. The Maid of the Mist is a must. You really get to realise the force of the falls when on the water. Again the Vietnamese ponchos were invaluable as they did not blow up in the wind so we both stayed dry. That evening after we ate in ‘The Keg’ which we both enjoyed we soaked in the Jacuzzi to sooth the muscles which were in bad need of some relaxation.
The next day (rain again) we walked over Rainbow Bridge to the view points on the American side of the falls. After a morning strolling around the trails and more rain we decided to catch a bus to the outlets for some last minute shopping before we left for New York and home the next day. Again I have posted how we got to the outlets in a separate report but in brief there are a number of buses that go to the outlet. We caught the number 55 there and 50 back after missing the 50T trolley. We got some good buys at the outlet. The prices for most clothing – jeans – polo fleece - sketchers etc., are unbelievable compared to what we pay in Australia. This day the legs had had a work out – we felt that we had walked miles. (which we had) So another soak in the Jacuzzi was in order followed by figuring out how to fit all the outlet buys into the two suitcases we were travelling with. It is amazing how we managed it.
The next morning up and taxi to Buffalo airport ($90) for our Jetblue flight to New York for one night before our flight home.
Unfortunately we did not get time to visit Niagara on the Lake so I would recommend a stay of 3 days.