Wow, what a great ending to a great day! Once again, if you've ever wanted to go to see Niagara Falls, you should do it at least once in your lifetime. Like I'd mentioned previously, the wonder of it all just has you wanting to take in as much of it as you can. I feel very lucky to have visited.
After the fireworks, we wandered a bit through the town for some crowd watching and a bite before heading over to Alice in Wonderland. The streets were still teeming with tourists enjoying all of the touristy things this place has to offer. There was one place, about a block up from the promenade, that we had noticed had a very long line. We decided to check it out, only o find out it was an ice cream place, but it couldn't have been any ordinary ice cream parlor with a line around the block. We moved closer to investigate...
Sweet Jesus! They had a vampire child advertising their ice cream. Though the menu was tempting, we were hungry for some real food, and besides...that line! I thought about posting this picture as my profile on Facebook, just to see what people would say. I never did.
I found this place on AirBnB, and the advertisement actually called it Alice in Wonderland. It is owned by a person called Wei, and boy he (or she) wasn't kidding. The entire place, a charming two-story house within a five minute drive to the downtown area, was decorated in bric a brac from the famous novel and film. Just take a look-see...
Although I wasn't really looking too much forward to this particular lodging, it was comfortable, clean, convenient, and very charming. Thanks to Wei!
Friday was our last day in the Falls area and we had some things on our list, like ziplining, a boat ride on Hornblower Cruises, and the Aero Car, which is an antique cable car that runs across the Niagara River where the rushing white water rapids converge to form a whirlpool. This was our first stop.
As you can see from these pictures, this experience was pretty amazing, too! Highly recommended if you visit the Falls area!
Once we had finished the Aero Car ride, we headed back into town for one last few hours with the famous Falls. The day had been pretty overcast and we were immediately disappointed to find out that it was too windy for the zipline to run, so we quickly headed down to Hornblower Cruises to get one last up close view of Niagara Falls. This is yet another must if you visit, as the views from the water, up close, are spectacular and engrossing. Take a look...
It was a little wet!
So for the next couple of hours after our cruise, we took one last meal and one last walk around to shop and look around. After roller coastering for four days straight, which at the time seemed so long before, we needed this wonderful respite and for 36 hours we got to experience such a great place!
Stay tuned for the last stop on our Roller Coaster Road Trip 2017, Toronto, Canada, and in the meantime, check out my past entries for this trip: