Thursday, 27 August 2015

Niagara Weekend

We loved our weekend away in Niagara celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Our room at A La Gallarie b&b was charming and comfy. Breakfasts were delicious. We felt right at home with Diane, the owner. She and her friends were interesting and fun. We enjoyed chatting by the pool and late into the night on her back patio sipping wine.
After checking in and unpacking, we headed into town for lunch. Niagara-on-the-Lake is packed on Saturday afternoons in the summer, but we finally found parking and made our way to Grill on King where we devoured our delicious, but late lunch.
After lunch we shopped. My husband admired this car as it followed us into town and took a photo when he found it parked on the street. 

After shopping, we stopped at Balzac's for coffee. Our cups are sitting on one of our purchases, an oak turntable made from keg tops.
Next up, wine tasting at Reif Estate Winery then back to our B&B for a rest by the pool followed by dinner on the front porch overlooking the Niagara River - ahhh so comfortable and relaxing.
On Sunday, we were more ambitious heading out after breakfast to explore on our bikes. We rode the bike trails along the Niagara Parkway past Niagara Falls towards Fort Erie stopping for photos along the way.
We ended our day of riding with wine tasting and peach Sangria at Pond View Winery then headed back to our B&B for a swim before dinner.
After riding 95 km, our "swim" consisted of standing in the pool and snacking on cheese, salami and crackers leftover from Saturday. 

After snacks, we changed and headed into town for a proper dinner at Charles Inn HobNob Restaurant. We sat on the back patio with a lovely garden view and a cool metal sculpture - guessing it's a bearded collie. 
Since this was our 30th Wedding Anniversary, I wore my pearl earrings and necklace - the exact same set I wore at our wedding. You can see them in our wedding photos here if you look closely.
We ate duck for dinner and it was delicious. Afterwards, we wandered around town before buying freshly baked tarts and eccles cakes to share with Diane and her friends at our B&B. 
On Monday, we packed up after breakfast and headed back into town for a bit more shopping. The weekend crowds were gone, so shopping was much more pleasant. We also visited a couple wineries; Konzelmann Estate Winery and Creekside Estate Winery for tasting and buying.
We enjoyed the lunch special at Creekside - smoked honey garlic sausage. It was delicious and the ambiance on the patio was perfect.
What a great way to celebrate. Cheers to many more happy years. 
After our weekend in Niagara, we can easily imagine moving to Niagara-on-the-Lake and loving it. Who knows, maybe someday.

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  1. Enjoyed seeing your pictures - looks like you had a busy and very enjoyable weekend.

  2. Sounds like it was a wonderful way to spend your special day together, we loved the pictures as well.