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Monday, August 16, 2010

Traveling to the Niagara region of Canada

Gary and I took a break from the farm this weekend and took a trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. This beautiful village and popular tourist destination is located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region. It's the closest we could get to being in France this year. We have visited several time but have never stayed the night. We stayed in the historical hotel Prince of Wales Hotel. This treasured landmark hotel is an oasis of Victorian elegance filled with 21st century comforts.

We received the royal treatment. A bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries awaited us in our room. And later turn down bed service and a rose were left on our bed. I think I could get use to this.

The village takes pride in the flowers they grow throughout the village. Of course it doesn't hurt that the Niagara Park Botanical Garden and Butterfly Conservatory is only miles away.

My travel buddy.

Every street lamp looks like this. Gorgeous!

We planned our trip to co-inside with Niagara's Peach Festival. The village pulls out all the stops to celebrate the harvest of the areas peaches. The main street is blocked off for vendors selling everything from peach pies, yogurt, wine and more.

These peach jelly, jams, salsa, dressing and bread pudding looks so yummy.  I want one of everything.

We indulged in a peach pie and peach blossom. Luckily we came armed with forks. Did I say we've been here before.

Soldiers from near by Fort George National Historic Site marched in a parade to the fort.  The fort offers a fascinating and thought-provoking experience by allowing visitors to be immersed in a very important part of the history of Canada, the War of 1812.

I love old cars. These antique MG's and Triumph were on display.

I want this one!

This steam engine was used to cook corn on the cob.

We had the opportunity to meet with Robert & Melissa Achal from neob (Niagara Essential Oils and Blends) Lavender Boutique in Ontario.  They are located in what is called the greenbelt area of Canada which has a growing zone of 6.  They graciously gave us a tour of their facility and we discussed their distillation process. Their experimenting with distillation has brought them many different oil blends with roses and peppermint.

It was a quick trip but we soooo needed it!

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