A Weekend Escape to Niagara Falls, The Good Earth and a Really Nice Hat
In Autumn it’s the gorgeous colours in the changing trees and bright bright sunny days. Take that sun combine it with ample mist and you get perfect double rainbows!
I love the localness of her little hat and that she looks like a unicorn with the double rainbow.
So Niagara Falls is fun but it can be a little over the top. The gorgeous falls and park are almost lost to the Capital Letters TOURISM! The separation of the city of Niagara Falls and the surrounding “fruit basket of Ontario” has always been so strange to me. The subdivisions all have names like “Orchard Grove” yet finding a fruit or vegetable on your plate, let alone a local one is next to impossible. So after a few helpful tweets we escaped to the surrounding wine and orchard country and had a blast. And a proper serving of vegetables.
We started with some peach orchard cuddles.
Then we had a good run. She really wanted to pick fruit and couldn’t figure out where it had gone. I guess all that apple picking left an impression.
So she inspected ALL the leaves.
And then did a little dance.
We moved inside for lunch but didn’t get a single photo of our food. It was beautiful but clearly too delicious to photograph. Ryan and Rebecca shared some duck, I had the best cauliflower soup I’ve ever tasted. The salad had carrot spirals that went on for miles. The wine was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly and charming. The two year was welcomed with a taste of local honey from neighbours Rosewood Estates and peach preserves. We couldn’t have asked for anything more lovely.
After lunch we poked around.
There was lots of fun food and fork related art.
Their kitchen side herb gardens are still going strong and Rebecca got into the grapes.
We picked out some wine, honey and jam to bring home and enjoyed the drive back on the back roads stopping for our groceries from road side farms stands.