Thursday, December 28, 2006

Niagara Falls, Ontario

27th Dec: At Niagara Falls, Ontario now. It's great to be back here (was here 5 years ago), and this time, we didn't have to stinge and get a crummy room. We're staying in the Sheraton this time, with magnificent views of the falls right from our room. As usual, both the American falls and the Canadian horseshoe falls are illuminated by humungous multicolored spotlights at night. And because of the holidays, we get a fireworks display every night.We rented a car from the airport in Toronto, and with the aid of my Garmin GPS, drove the 90 minutes to Niagara falls. So we were able to check out the smaller surrounding towns as well, including Niagara-on-the-lake, famous for it's dozen or so vineyards. One of their specialties, icewine, a (pricey) sweet dessert wine harvested only during the winter.
One feels so small, so insignificant, being in the presence of the Falls. The thunderous roar of the water is audible from even half a kilometer away. And they say on a clear day, you can see the mist all the way from the CN tower in Toronto.
Strangely enough, looking at the falls, all I could think of was going to pee. Maybe the misty air does things to the prostate or bladder?