This post was written yesterday:
I have felt like a fish out of water without getting in my daily swims, so we started out the day at the YMCA just up the road from our motel. While Bruce walked the path outdoors, I got in a short swim before the attack of the noodlers- all 30 of them who invaded the pool for their 9:30 Aqua Fit class. For the next 45 minutes, I came up with inventive ways to get in a good workout at the deep end of the pool. At 10:15, I finally got to stretch out and get in a little butterfly. Ahhhh.
From a little butterfly to a lot of butterflies, the day continued at the Butterfly Conservatory, another highly rated Trip Advisor recommendation. Bruce and I had enjoyed the one in Washington, D.C., and my sister, Gail and I had a great time at the butterfly house at Callaway Gardens, in Georgia, so we were excited to see the varieties of butterflies here in Niagara Falls.
Wow, what a sight! In addition to the gorgeous variety of tropical plants and flowers, the 40 varieties of butterflies currently flying about were beautiful! One landed on Bruce’s pant leg and managed to hitchike a ride around during our entire visit. We finally had to remove it before we left, so it wouldn’t escape.
The drive along the the falls and river between the various Niagara parks was beautiful. There were several places to pull off and enjoy the view, and it was fun meandering along for a casual exploration.
The day ended with a delicious dinner at Paris Crepes Café with with a couple who stayed at our house a few nights before we left for our trip. Tom and Bonny are members of ATC (Affordable Travel Club) like we are, and they stayed with us on their way from their home in Florida to their home in Fort Erie, Ontario. Although we won’t be staying with them while we are up here, we were able to arrange to meet them for dinner tonight.
Dinner was fabulous, and we topped it off with a Canadian Cabernet Franc and Merot tastings at Tom and Bonny’s home in Fort Erie. What a fabulous day and evening!