Lazy Sunday in Niagara Falls

Sometimes I forget I live 15 minutes away from one of the most beautiful natural wonders of North America .

Niagara Falls is stunning. So last Sunday, Ken and I decided to head down there and revel in the gorgeous autumn beauty of our region.

2014-11-02 11.34.38 2014-11-02 12.02.06

2014-11-02 12.02.10

I have always loved the Falls. So beautiful, powerful, majestic. Honestly, I could just watch the water tumbling over the crest for a long, long, time. Something very meditative about it.

It was a beautiful fall day, with a bit of a chill in the air. Perfect for walking along the Falls and taking lots of photos. I was hoping to perhaps take a Hornblower cruise, but it was a bit too chilly for me. But lots of adventurous folks braved the cold and headed into the Falls in my stead.

2014-11-02 12.08.53 2014-11-02 12.08.58 2014-11-02 12.09.34 2014-11-02 12.10.252014-11-02 12.10.36

All the way into the mist and back.

2014-11-02 11.47.12 2014-11-02 12.05.45

People watching on the trail is always great fun too. As you walk along, you will hear many different languages spoken and see people from all over the world trying to get that perfect picture in front of the Falls. Some of our guests at Highbrook have told us that seeing Niagara Falls was one of their bucket list items.

And I live so close by. Lucky, lucky me.

2014-11-02 11.39.00 2014-11-02 11.40.21  2014-11-02 11.40.58

After our stroll, we drove back along the Niagara Parkway. According to Winston Churchill, apparently, it was “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”. Impressive praise, indeed.

2014-11-02 12.45.53 2014-11-02 12.46.01 2014-11-02 12.46.08

And with views like these, the praise is certainly warranted.

2014-11-02 12.58.38 2014-11-02 12.59.06

After all of that strolling and picture-taking it was time for a classic Sunday pub lunch back in our home turf of Niagara-on-the-Lake. So, off we went to the Irish Harp Pub.

2014-11-02 13.26.46 2014-11-02 13.39.01 2014-11-02 13.39.08

Fabulous food, great beer and whiskey, and on Sundays live music too. Ken had a burger, and I had their Irish Corned Beef sandwich, washed down with a pint of Kilkenny.

2014-11-02 13.49.31

One of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday – walking outdoors, beautiful scenery, and lunch at one of our local spots. Only a few autumn weekends left, and I intend to make the most of them.