First stop was the Jackson Triggs Winery for a tour and tasting.
$20 got us six sample-size glasses of wine each, a plate of cheese, a tour of the winery and $10 off any wine purchase. Not bad!
Of course, we left with some loot.
Next stop was Niagara-on-the-Lake for some lunch and a quick stop at the British import store. We can’t leave NOTL without picking up some of our favourite goodies.
After wandering around NOTL a bit, we headed into Niagara Falls to check into our hotel. We booked the Deluxe King Fallsview Whirlpool Suite.
Our view from the room:
Once we had settled in, we headed down to the falls to see the usual sights.
Once our feet had had enough, we headed back to the room to chill out (and enjoy some of our recently purchased wine) before dinner.
We had a 7 o’clock reservation at the hotel restaurant, and this is when the excitement began. Just as our food arrived, the fire alarm went off! At first we were asked to remain calm and stay where we were, but within 5 minutes we were all instructed to evacuate. We trudged down 26 flights of stairs and were ushered out of the building. Fire trucks had arrived on the scene, although we never really found out what was going on. Hubby wasn’t wearing a coat, so we couldn’t hang around outside to find out. Instead, we headed to the nearest restaurant (Boston Pizza) for some grub. By the time we were finished, we were allowed back in to the hotel.
The rest of the evening was less eventful. We made a brief stop at the casino where we lasted about 10 minutes before we got bored (gamblers we are not) and then turned in early for an in-room movie.
The next morning we enjoyed breakfast in bed before it was time to check out and head home.
Thanks for all the excellent 5K advice. Hopefully I’ll be able to put it into effect and come home from Boston with a new PR.
I ended up doing my “long” run (14K) before we left on Saturday. We got up at 6am and hubby joined me for the first half. Having only run up to 10K prior, I definitely felt it at the end, but I was able to finish it off and wrap up a 34K week. Had I not been injured I would be running almost that far for a long run right about now, but at least I feel like I’m making progress.
Here’s the plan for this week, finally incorporating cross-training back into the schedule. Spin is no doubt going to kick my butt – I haven’t been to a class since December!
Tuesday: HOT (high octane training) + elliptical
5K (Update) Hooray Spring 6-Miler
And now it’s time to wrap up this long post and catch up on what you guys have been up to. I hope everyone’s week gets off to a good start.