Ode to canada! We decided this weekend to get away and go see niagra falls! We however did not put much thought into the fact that we were leaving the country and did not take out any american money before we left so twenty minutes after getting grilled by the boarded patrol, the girls got hungry so we stopped at good ol' tim hortons only to find that they only take cash, and we have none. No problem...enter gas station across the street. So aaron ran over to the gas station only return with no cash because our debit card would not work out of the country. I have never felt so poor in my entire life. Iwent thru my purse and the car plus...and stole the 59 cents ashlyn had brought to buy a little something special ...all and all we had two dollars and fifty nine cents.which was just enough money to buy a cup of soup for the girls. People kinda watched us and we shared the single bowl of soup between the two girls...once again very humbling. We figured once we got to niagra falls things would get better and we could get some cash some where. enter scary shop with bongs, and glass pipes for sell on the counter in which ashlyn replied " look mom a bubble blower" I quickly diverted her towards the candy. We finally were able to get some cash and headed for our extremely over priced hotel. We went with the more expensive one because we were only going for one night so what the heck right??? And we wanted the kids to have fun. Well the hotel was horrible. the shower was totally dirty and there was dirt in the pool but no beach so the dirt was from people just getting in and you could not see to the bottom. If I have one piece of advice it is go to niagra falls durning the week. One hotel we looked into was 110 durning the week...and 376 on the weekend. Ok so About this point we were wondering if we should just go home. Enter the Falls. .. we decided to go down and ride the maid of the mist. It was so much fun and the girls had a blast they were laughing the enter time and ashlyn loved being on the boat! Alysse did really good and sqeauled as she got wet. After that our adernaline for fun was back in tact and we went and did a little exploring. The eagars told us about a herserys store that was really cool so we set out to find it. It was amazing there was choclate every where !!! Aaron got the best brownie I have ever tasted there!!! If you ever go this place is a must! After loading up om choclate we went back to the hotel and crashed. The next day we got up and went to the butterfly conservatory...another must. I have never seen so many butterflies in my life. Alysse was going crazy and once again squealing when they would land on her. My camera died so we only got a few pictures so disreguard me looking really mad and look past me at all the butterflies. Anyways to end my descriptive novel...over all we had a good time and were happy to get away and focus on what is really important...just being together!