I am quite sure that almost everyone’s goal traveling to Ontario, Canada on vacation is to see the “Falls”. However, in spite of the fact that The Niagara Falls are amazingly stunning, there is yet more natural beauty to see. In this second and last part of my blog, I will focus on the “other” side of Ontario. Enjoy.
Look at what I captured from the airplane upon returning to Washington this week. An almost frozen Potomac River, a sad and cloudy Crystal City and a snow covered airport parking lot.
Then, when I arrived home many hours later, I found my front door entry covered with snow up to above my knees. Finally, I looked at my mail box and it occurred to me that with any luck, the mailman will be delivering my mail next March!
Several years ago and out of great curiosity to see the Niagara Fall in person, my husband and I drove to Ontario, Canada. It was nice to travel to another country without the hassles of having to catch an airplane and going through all the airport inconveniences.
I was not expecting anything other than a large water fall in both, the American and the Canadian side; however, I was totally wrong. I must say that of all my travels, this site felt surreal. I stood in front of the Canadian falls and could not even begin to imagine the magnitude of what I was watching. Suddenly, I began to question why some people decided to get inside barrels to ride the falls risking death.
The falls are an amazing assurance of the beauty of nature. You know that no man in this world created that magnificent place. Ontario is beautiful with colorful gardens, amenities and of course, the falls. We were there for few days and I found myself going to this magnificent site daily, for several hours to enjoy natures’ performance. No, I was not crazy; I was simply captivated by indescribable beauty. If you haven’t visit Niagara Falls, you are missing a unique experience of relaxation and inner peace that only comes when you are physically in an extraordinary natural place like that.
Emergency Winter Kit for the Car
If you live in a cold winter zone, be prepared for any unexpected emergency on the road.
This is something that we all should do regardless of how cold it gets. If you have children, and you all get stuck in the car waiting for AAA to come and rescue you, you need to have an emergency kit available. You may not need this but in reality, better to be over-prepared than not. My recommendation is to have this kit available in the trunk of your car and hope that you will never have to use it, so include at least:
Water, snacks, blankets, hats, gloves, flashlights, batteries, toilette paper, Kleenex, paper towel anything that you may think you will need to survive until help arrives.
This is how life works. The other day I left my car lights on and when I came back the car did not start. I was shocked and when I regain composure, I called AAA. Unfortunately, it was rush hour, there were lots of accidents and people in greater need than mine, so the nice attendant said, lady, be ready to wait for a long time, I was lucky that I did not have any kids with me but think about it. I was on the road, it was dark and cold, I was scared and hungry. Was I expecting that to happen to me? Never, but suddenly, I remember that I had my box filled with goodies, so I went to get some granola snacks, water and a blanket, and then I grabbed my IPhone and waited patiently for help. I was a happy girl! Help finally arrived and it took the guys under 5 minutes to fix my problem. So ironic. Again, you never know when it will be your turn, meantime, get ready now!
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.