Monday, August 3, 2015

Toronto Day One: The Drive and Niagara-on-the-Lake

Hey everyone! I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend. We certainly did! We arrived in Toronto on Friday evening. Our first plan was to fly into City Airport, but then we realized that Emma's passport hadn't been renewed! Even though you need a passport to get to Canada by air, you don't need it to get there by land. Disaster averted!

It was a beautiful drive and it didn't feel like we were in the car for eight hours. We stopped for breakfast and a snack before seeing signs for Canada.

The original plan was to go to Niagara Falls, but by the time we crossed the Canadian border we wanted to sit down and eat a late lunch/early dinner. So we decided to go to Niagara-on-the-Lake. We drove along the wine route until we reached Niagara-on-the-Lake. This town is completely picturesque and adorable!

We went to the first restaurant that we saw, Corks, and we were immediately seated on the covered deck. The covered deck would become very useful when the sun showers started! We started with the calamari with a chipotle mayo.

Dad and I both got the lamb burger with feta except he got the lettuce, tomato and onion, and I did not. The burger was okay, but I was so hungry that it didn't matter!

Mom and Emma both chose the prime rib sandwich. Emma ended up not liking the sandwich and got chicken tenders to replace it. Mom, however, enjoyed her sandwich.

We wandered around the town and at different moments Mom would point out a restaurant and say, "We ate there once! Kara, do you remember?" And I would have to say "Nope!" This has become somewhat of a theme for this trip!

Every few stores was another ice cream parlor or gelato shop (and since it was the last day of National Ice Cream month . . .), we needed to go and get ice cream! We went to Cows Creamery for a delicious frozen treat. I got strawberry ice cream in a chocolate dipped cone. A perfect dessert for a warm day summer's day!

Adorable T-shirts!

By the time we were done with our ice cream it was time for us to get into Toronto. It was another 90 minutes in the car until we reached the apartment building where we were staying.

We had great views of the CN Tower from our balcony! 

The drive was great and Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the cutest places ever! We decided to stay in for the night because we had a busy Saturday planned!

See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. whoa that is so beautiful! I kinda want to visit Toronto now. I only know the toronto airport.