Sunday, August 26, 2007

to niagra falls and back!




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!

8 comments:

erica said...

k this post totally had me laughing...i could hear your voice as i read it telling the story! It was sooo funny to read about you taking ashlyn's money she brought with her to buy something special...hahahaha! looks like a fun weekend was had by all! You guys are so cute...it makes us miss you. Bret's reading your blog on his computer sitting next to me..yes...we are both on our laptops on a sunday night reading email and watching "making the band 4...the finale" :)...WISH YOU WERE HERE!

erica said...

ps...a bubble blower.....hahahaha...hahahahahaha

M & S Eagar said...

Hey - I'm glad you enjoyed Maid of the Mist. The Butterfly Conservatory sounds neat and the Hershey's place looks fun. Much to Emma's dismay, we were only able to do a driveby. We also didn't really drive through Canada so I never stopped to think about needing cash or anything like that. I'm glad it all worked out for you.

P.S. You will cry next week when you send Ashlyn to Kindergarten. It's not really a sad cry...but a happy realization cry.

Heitmann Family said...

Family vacations are suppose to be fun like that. I don't think as a kid I went anywhere without something happening and you know my family has some of the funniest stories to tell. I am glad you guys were able to get away for the weekend. Any time those boys are able to leave and get away is priceless. Your girls are adorable.

Jeff and Alison said...

I just had to say that I felt the same way Erica did when I read your blog. I could totally hear your voice!! I am so glad for blogging. Sometimes it gets lonely for old friends who experienced the same ol' Iowan things! So, will you be returning to Canada anytime soon???

M & S Eagar said...

Okay so you have to know that the only reason I let Emma ride the bus was that there were only 4 Kindergarteners on the whole bus plus an aide to help them off and on...and she only had to ride the bus for 5 minutes. She was the first one off. You can tell she loved it...but it still makes me nervous. I doubt it will be an everyday occurence.

Rob and Karina said...

That sounds like so much fun! You're family is so cute!

Bella said...

Ashlyn looks so cute in that top pic and great family pic! Looks like you guys had tons of fun and no mula! gotta love it!