Hey everyone! I’m trying to make this happen with limited time… so, sorry for any misspellings:( I’ve been pretty busy this week, and will have a lot of new stuff to tell you all about within the next couple weeks! But today i’m here to tell you all about my recent trip to Canada. There’s five days worth to talk about, so I’m going to split it into two separate posts.
Myself, Jason, and another couple were friends with, all went on the trip together. We left really early, i’m talking 3:30 a.m. early, on Thursday morning and I fell asleep for the first three hours of the trip. When I woke up we were all about ready for breakfast, so we made a quick stop at Sheetz (a really neat gas station/food place). I love that you can order your food using a touch screen!
We hit the road again after breakfast and arrived at Niagara On The Lake at around noon… just in time for lunch. We went to the same place we first had lunch at last year, called “Taste”. I ordered a veggie wrap with brie cheese (I love brie).
We had some time left before we were allowed to check into the B&B we were staying at, so we walked around a bit more… and of course I had to grab a few ‘GIGANTIC’ chocolates from the chocolate store. Seriously, look how big that is! And since I was on vacation, I didn’t even care that I ate all three with in a day.
After gorging ourselves on chocolate, we decided it was time to hit the road again, and search for a few libations! It took forever to find a liquor store, but in the process we did visit our first grocery store in Canada… and boy were we way too excited about all the things we’ve never seen in the US. Here’s just a few…
I think the last find of the day really takes the cake, SexCereal. Whaaat??? Yes, it’s for real, and I did buy a bag because I was so dumb struck that such a thing actually exists. I may have been even more surprised to find this stuff than when I saw the “HolyCrap” cereal just a few feet away. We all got a good laugh out of all the jokes that were made at each others expense, but it was about time to check into “The Vineyard Estates” Bed and Breakfast.
We stayed at the same place last year and loved it so much that we decided to stay for an extra night this trip. The B&B is really cozy and quite, and the breakfasts were some of the best I’ve ever had. The owner is very friendly and you can just tell she loves what she does. Upon checking in, we were given a ton of free wine tasting vouchers (a huge money saver). The spacious common room was a great place to relax at the end of the night while sipping wine. Cups and wine glasses were kept in the common area, and a water dispenser was a great perk.
We were treated to fresh baked cookies every night, which was an awesome ending to each of our busy days. But let me get to how delicious breakfast was!
We woke up each morning to individual bowls of fresh fruit, and muffins. Orange juice, tea, and coffee were also available first thing in the morning. A short while after we settled in each morning, the hot breakfast was brought out.
Day 1: Eggs Benedict with home fries
Day 2: Baked French Toast and bacon
Day 3: Canadian Bacon wrapped eggs, with a croissant
Day 4: Belgian Waffle with an assortment of fruit toppings to choose from,
whipped cream, and syrup.
There was seriously so much food on this trip that my poor stomach couldn’t handle it all and I was sick for two of the days we were there. Luckily, I was able to keep up with everyone else for the most part. Jason took great care of me too:) I think all the ‘eating out’, sweet wine, and chocolate had taken it’s toll. We had an amazing trip though, and hope to go back sometime in the future.
Stay tuned for “Part Two” of my Canada trip. I’ll tell you all about the wine tastings we went on, the reenactment of the war of 1812, and of course The Falls.