Romantic hotspot—Niagara Falls Canadian style!


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Romantic hotspot—Niagara Falls Canadian style!

I wanted to share this Youtube Tour of what Niagara Falls has to offer for those true romantics out there. If you have never been there (especially with the love of your life) then maybe this video tour will inspire you. It is a gorgeous tour and gives you a pretty good idea of what Niagara Falls has to offer.

Angie and I have decided that we most definitely will be meeting—for the first time—at this romantic hot spot.

If you have been there, let us know you’re impression. It has been more than a decade since I have been there. Angie has never been there. Have you?

By the way, we want to say “thanks” to Steve (greybird) once again, as he altered our lives—Angie and me—for the better. You have no idea how happy we are. Thanks! :turned:

Take a look> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s57ReJtfj5E...ted&search=

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For me, the neatest part about it when you're there is thinking about all the other couples that might have been standing wherever you happen to be. Imagine! Romantic hot spot indeed. It's pretty much the romantic hot spot. That and Paris, maybe. This one is much more obtainable. Go for it! (My) Kat and I wait for that day, and it will be before long.

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For me, the neatest part about it when you're there is thinking about all the other couples that might have been standing wherever you happen to be. Imagine! Romantic hot spot indeed. It's pretty much the romantic hot spot. That and Paris, maybe. This one is much more obtainable. Go for it! (My) Kat and I wait for that day, and it will be before long.

Angie and I are taking your advice and we are looking at a Sheridan Hotel for that gorgeous view of the falls from our window and for all the amenities this hotel offers. I suppose it's the best one. We are really going to spoil ourselves. After all, we deserve it.

She has been figuring out all the logistics of what’s best. Women are much better nesters I think, better at panning things out. Angie and I were having a laugh last night over this. Last night I sent her this message: Given the OL discussion on ethics and the is-ought issue, I’m thinking here. You are an illustration: Life, as self-sustained and self-generated action, is largely problem-solving, even if the problems sometimes are merely where to go and what to do for a relaxing evening--or to arrange a vacation for a romantic getaway. Here, we have applied ethics, and ought-value judgments at hand. And all your “oughts” (if I want X, I should do Y) are germane to what “is” She agreed. :turned:

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I'm pretty sure that's the Sheraton I was at. The Falls Cam, all that. I got very, very lucky there once. I had reservations, but they messed up. So, for a hundred bucks, we upgraded to the presidential suite...totally laid out, giant jacuzzi, living room, kitchen...almost too big! Step out balcony pointed right at the Falls. So then we went over to Casino Niagra (you get free passes from the hotel, no waiting in line) and hit the slots. First couple of minutes we made enough to gamble free all night AND pay for our hotel. Yay.

I like to do the trip where you start there, then drive up to Toronto and stay a night. Did that once to see Phantom of the Opera when it was still running at the Pantages. But you're already over that direction!

Heck, you guys will be two hours from me. Maybe we'll all make a go of it next time out to the falls! We're looking at a summer trip.

In the meantime, we entertain ourselves locally... Yesterday we went to Beck Cultural Arts Center (5 min. from my place) and saw an early Andrew Lloyd Weber show called "Song and Dance." The second act is all dance, it was done by a newer troupe called Verb Ballets. Man, super-sexy and romantic.

Of course, then she ended up sitting on my sofa eating Chinese food while I made her watch an episode from the old "Kung Fu" TV series. Hey, I don't break my Sunday rituals for anyone. :cool:

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Oh yeah...just down through Buffalo NY...PA turnpike, into OH, bang.

Wish you could've joined us for that show yesterday... check it out:

http://www.lakewoodbuzz.com/Our_Community/arts.html

Our dating schedule is going to get difficult, though-- Kat's doing a bunch of shows. She's got a tap competition coming up, and she's also dancing in a production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes at the end of the month. I think she's in rehearsals/performances for like 9 days straight :blink:

It's always tough right now in the heavy dance season. Used to be worse when my band was out, we're not now because of the album being done. You know I'm doing a record, right, Victor? :devil:

These OL guys better buy posters from us-- we need money to take our women out.

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It's always tough right now in the heavy dance season. Used to be worse when my band was out, we're not now because of the album being done. You know I'm doing a record, right, Victor? :devil:

These OL guys better buy posters from us-- we need money to take our women out.

Rich, you're doing a record, really! :cool: I love cool album art! (hee-hee)

Buy posters, yes---AND the CD itself!

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Make sure you take a walk on Goat Island. It's an island in the middle of the Niagara River. You have to drive there from the US side, and from the island, you can walk to great views of both the US falls and the Canadian falls.

I also enjoyed the Cave of the Winds tour about 15 years ago. I don't know if they still run it; at the time they weren't running it under the falls, but to the foot of the falls (US side): still pretty impressive.

I've never stayed on the Canadian side. I've been there for dog shows on the US side quite often, though. Taking my giant dogs for walks on Goat Island with the busloads of Japanese tourists trying to photograph the dogs was always a hoot.

Judith

edit: walking along the river a mile or two above the falls is also pretty impressive; you realize that you DON'T want to fall in!

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Make sure you take a walk on Goat Island. It's an island in the middle of the Niagara River. You have to drive there from the US side, and from the island, you can walk to great views of both the US falls and the Canadian falls.

I also enjoyed the Cave of the Winds tour about 15 years ago. I don't know if they still run it; at the time they weren't running it under the falls, but to the foot of the falls (US side): still pretty impressive.

I've never stayed on the Canadian side. I've been there for dog shows on the US side quite often, though. Taking my giant dogs for walks on Goat Island with the busloads of Japanese tourists trying to photograph the dogs was always a hoot.

Judith

edit: walking along the river above the falls is also pretty impressive; you realize that you DON'T want to fall in!

Judith,

Oh, there is so much to do there! :) But Angie and I will be staying only overnite and then we'll catch some sights during the day, but I doubt that we can stuff it all in. So much to do. Still, we can still take you up on your suggestions. Wanna know what a cheese-ball I am? I want to go to the Wax Museum. How romantic.

We'll be driving back to Toronto for the rest of the vacation and staying at the Victor Inn. Rooms are super cheap. :}

-V-

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I always wanted to go to that wax museum...that's a MUST. But then again when I was in Myrtle Beach I made everyone go to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum... freak!

Yes, I heard the Toronto Victor Inn is quite the hot spot. I'm assuming you'll have someone get the donkey and the midgets out of there before you return?

rde

Just described stuff more like what goes on at his own place.

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Update: Angie and I have decided to meet at Niagara Falls on the date of May 23 for a two day stay at the Sheridan. :heart:

Needless to say, May 23 will be a very exciting and memorable day for us. Angie and I became sweet on each other in August of last year and that force has been building in momentum every day since then…so you can imagine how we feel by now. :w00t:

For those other lovers of romance out there, I want share a video that scans one of the suites as a tour—and they are gorgeous rooms. This video is the very same room Angie and I will be staying at. It has two bathrooms—one for me and one for her. :whistle:

The room:

http://www.fallsview.com/LoftSuite2006.shtml :)

http://www.fallsview.com/PanoramaLoftSuite2.shtml :)

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23 May?

Date marked.

Brandy reserved.

Glass ready.

Toast planned.

Pictures expected!

:wink: :w00t: :cool:

Hi Steve,

Again thank you so much. So far and the way things are looking, I'll be leaving late evening May 22nd and coming back sometime on the 31st !! So much is being planned, room already reserved, hoping to pick up my plane ticket, etc., maybe sometime this week. Hoping, hoping !! I actually ended up going through AAA which I'm a member of and got one hell of a deal for the plane ticket and rental car. Priceline or Orbitz can't come anywhere close to what I'll be picking it up for through AAA. Hell, the room is more expensive than the plane ticket and rental car combined. :shocked: LOL But the room is absolutely gorgeous.

There will definitely be tons of pix taken. Both me and Victor have an account with photobucket now with some pix on it but will probably go through Flickr to post the other pix. Wonderful suggestion by Jenna. But rather than posting pix here at OL, it'll just be the link to the website. Or may put up 1 or 2 on the Love In Bloom thread with the link there. Oh, God, I can hardly wait. It's going to be so much fun.

I wanted to ask you what your favorite drink is. I see that you mentioned Brandy. Both me and Victor are very grateful and appreciative for what you've done for us and bringing us closer to seeing each other rather than waiting however many months longer. I see that you are in Downey. I am in Fountain Valley by Huntington Beach. Chris' school is in Lakewood and Downey is practically right down the street from his school. I am in Lakewood 5 days a week or surrounding areas. Would you mind if I brought you a bottle of Brandy or whatever drink you prefer as a token of our appreciation for bringing us closer to seeing each other?

Angie

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[...] I wanted to ask you what your favorite drink is. I see that you mentioned Brandy. Both me and Victor are very grateful and appreciative for what you've done for us and bringing us closer to seeing each other rather than waiting however many months longer. I see that you are in Downey. I am in Fountain Valley by Huntington Beach. Chris' school is in Lakewood and Downey is practically right down the street from his school. I am in Lakewood 5 days a week or surrounding areas. Would you mind if I brought you a bottle of Brandy or whatever drink you prefer as a token of our appreciation for bringing us closer to seeing each other?

You are truly sweet, milady, and Victor is a lucky man. Once again, it's a rare pleasure and a singular sensation to have been of help to you two.

I'd be delighted to meet you. As for your most kind offer, I'll suggest a bottle of whatever California or other wine you may especially enjoy. Please check your PMs about finding a Starbucks that's convenient for you, where I can in turn buy you a caffè e latte.

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Steve,

I might be a lucky man, but now you get to meet Angie first! I should have been born an American. I'm in the wrong country! Arrgh! (I'm dying!) B)

By the way, beer it is! I wish I could share a cold one with you. One day.

-Victor

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Yep, have the 2 imported beer lovers, one for German beer (Victor) and the other for Czech Republic beer (Steve.) Well, imported beer from Czech it is as well as a variety of a few other beers from various countries for Steve. I don't think Steve would like my choices all too much, a bottle of Boones Farm. LOL Nah, for me, not much of a drinker, light weight. But if I do and out where it is being served, it is an apple martini or white russian or margarita, etc., you know, girlie foo-foo drinks. There is a place close to me that specializes in hard to find alcholic beverages as well as many other more popular items. If anyone is interested, here is the site Beverages and More, maybe there is a store close to you.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Steve,

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed meeting you today. You are a very sweet and caring man. Intriguing as well. The convo was wonderful and nonstop, no awkwardness or moments of silence. We both were chatter boxes and got along well. Thank you. I really enjoyed today and talking with you for almost 2 hours. You know, I figured it was going to be relatively brief but I was definitely wrong on that one. We both held each other's attention and not a dull moment. :) I was a bit surprised when I learned that we had been talking for almost 2 hours. It went by so fast. I am sure if I didn't have my niece's b-day party to go to we could have easily talked for many more hours. Oh, and you have to let me know if you liked any of the exotic beers I brought you, especially the beer that has won the title according to Guiness Book of World Records for being the world's strongest beer. I am curious about this one most of all. Also, if you wouldn't mind, I would love to have a copy of the picture that was taken of us today. I know I had a huge smile on my face. Anyway, I very much enjoyed your company today. Again thank you for all that you've done for me and Victor. I am very appreciative of it. I was talking with Victor earlier about our meeting and he said that when he moves out here he would enjoy sitting down with you and having a beer. :)

Angie

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Angie, it was truly a pleasure. I found it a delight to chat with you, and, yes, we could have gone on for hours longer with the greatest of ease. I've rarely shared that much about life events, intellect, and interests with someone I'd just met online only weeks before. You have a generous spirit.

Victor, if she could show this many megawatts of a sweet smile and that much of a friendly hug to greet someone like me, what'll be in store for YOU in six weeks? Yoicks, I'm already envious. And, yes, you and I are going to have quite a few of those beers.

The current set of beers is marvelous, more than I ever expected, samples from Alsace to Russia to Japan, alongside that box of Pilsner Urquell. My brother and I tried the British ale last night, keeping it at room temperature, as a friend and ale partisan who's a Catholic priest over there recommended. It was subtly textured and delicious.

We'll spin those out to savor them, including having one for my bro's birthday this coming Friday, and save a couple of them to toast y'all on 23 May. As the Germans say, Danke schoen! Prosit!

It was, yet again, a pleasure to have been of help for the two of you. As I said to Angie yesterday, beyond abetting sheer romance, it was satisfying to have gotten you two past a silly, unwarranted, and probably useless imposition of government, at least ahead of its getting worse. Our grandparents could travel the globe a century ago without a passport. It should still be that way.

Oh, and the picture will come as soon as I finish the roll and have it developed, within a week or two, I hope ... I really have to join the digital-camera age!

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Steve,

I understand that Niagara Falls is the Honeymoon capital of the world, and this seems rather fitting for Angie and me because our first meeting will not be a “date” and I think we are well past a courtship stage. This will be a Honeymoon for us, short of actually being married.

The whole idea of meeting for the first time at Niagara Falls is very romantic in itself--versus what Angie and I originally thought would be the background of our first meeting: a noisy, dirty and bland air port. So we are thankful to you not only for accelerating our meeting—but for also being instrumental in the locality we are to meet. Niagara Falls is such a romantic hot spot.

Niagara Falls straddles the Canadian and United States International Border of Ontario and the State of New York and this meeting spot becomes quite apropos and rather ironic given that it is International Borders that prevents our being together full time as a couple. But, of course, this is an obstacle that will be worked out.

I have discovered Romance has been part of Niagara Falls going back as far as the late 1600's when Europeans first settled in the area. The first state park of the United States was created in 1885 and Niagara Falls has become the most frequently visited State park in the United States. It is difficult to comprehend that such a simple thing as water, one of the most basic of elements, can attract people from around the world! I understand that Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa. It is amazing to learn that Niagara Falls has been visited by kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, movie stars and by millions of other people. And it is about to receive the dynamic duo that is Angie and me. :turned:

-Victor

P.S.

Would you mind posting the picture of you and Angie here once you get it?

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