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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Niagara on The Lake Easter Weekend Recap

IMG_20230408_085834_802Happy Wednesday. We are currently having absolutely amazing weather. I would describe IMG_20230408_090021_710 it as a small burst of summer in the beginning of spring. Today the weather was close to 80F (25C) and the next two days we'll be close to 90F (30F). Earlier in the week it was around 70F (20C). Come Saturday it will cool down significantly again and get back down into the 60ies (15C) which is much more seasonable. But while I am not quite ready for temps in the 90ies I will say that it has been nice having a bit of a glimpse of summer.

Last weekend while we were in Niagara on the Lake the temps there were only in the low to mid 40ies (4-6C) but it was super sunny the whole time so really can't complain.

On Friday we ended up getting to Niagara on the Lake around 12.45pm. Just a couple of cars in front of us at the border so wasn't bad. Stopped at Marynissen Winery for some wine tasting before our 2pm lunch reservation at the Farmhouse Cafe at Caroline Cellars. Had a super delicious lunch (Cuban Sandwich & Fried Perch) but while the food was amazing the wine wasn't really all that great. But no huge deal. Afterwards stopped at Inniskillin Wines and Riverview Cellars before heading to our hotel to check in. Inniskillin was really neat I have to say.

After checking in we walked around the old town for a bit and also headed out to the lake. Since the weather was pretty much perfect we had a lot of great views, for example of the skyline of Toronto straight across the lake. After wandering around for a while we returned back to our hotel and hung out at the bar/lounge for a while. Our bartender was a lot of fun and also had a lot of great recommendations for us on places to try for the next day.

So Saturday we slept in a bit and then had breakfast at Silks Country Kitchen. After a nice hearty breakfast we ventured out for more wine tasting starting at The Hare Wine Co. From there we stopped at Wayne Gretzky's winery. While neither of us are big hockey fans it was kind of fun to check out. From there we went to two of the places that our bartender had recommended, Big Head Wines as well as Between the Lines. Both were really interesting and had super informative tastings. Our last stop was Stratus before heading back into town.

Had an early dinner at Corks Wine Bar and eventually made our way back to the hotel for some more drinks at the hotel bar/lounge.

On Sunday we stopped at Starbucks before leaving Niagara on the Lake around 9am. Crossing the border was surprisingly enough very quick again. Originally we had made lunch reservations for 1.30pm at Dano's Heuriger in the Finger Lakes but we actually made it there before 12pm. So we stopped at Wagner Vineyards for a glass of wine and luckily Dano's was able to switch our lunch reservation to 12.30pm. Always excited when we get to go there and really enjoy the Finger Lakes, such a beautiful area. And really wasn't much out of the way driving back.

Ended up getting back to Danbury a bit before 7.30pm and had dinner at Barbarie's at the mall before evntually heading home.

And well here we are, already Wednesday again. The week has been relatively uneventful. Just trying to tie up some lose ends before heading to Austria next week. Leaving a week from today.

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