Shortly after they arrived we headed out on our mini road trip. Before we left the gathered in front of car and posed for a group photo. We started with Niagara Falls where we got an all-day adventure passes for everyone. There were five activities we could do as well as a free pass for the shuttle bus. We started with the Niagara Fury Movie which was quite the experience. We thought it was odd that we were issued rain coats on the way in to the theatre. About five minutes in we found out they were needed when a whale breached on the screen and the splash continued into the theatre/
The Journey Behind the Falls was really interesting and one of the only dry attractions we visited. The photo at the bottom right titled Below the Falls was taken at this attraction.
However the absolute best attraction was the boat ride to the base of the falls on the Horn-Blower (the Maid of the Mist replacement). It was quite the experience and as you can see by the photos below we all got very wet.
We stayed overnight at Niagara Falls which gave us a chance to see the lights on the falls at night. The next say we drove to Toronto to visit the Zoo. There was a lot of walking - we must have walked about 10 miles visiting all of the animals.
When we got back to Owen Sound we decided to take
the boys for a ride in the convertible. First they had to wash and
polish it which is what you see Evan doing in the photo to the left.
The only problem with going for a ride was that the Mustang only had
four seatbelts and there were five of us. So we gave them a choice.
They could go with a fun driver or they could go with a slow,
methodical, safety-focus driver. Well they didn't hesitate. They
choose to go with their Nan and I had to stay home. They actually
had quite the afternoon drive and ended up in Wiarton where they
visited Wiarton Willie as seen the the photos below.