Sunday, January 22, 2006

Niagara Falls

Canada Eh! Yes, Canada and in January of all times! Believe it or not, it was actualy warmer than at home though! We went to Niagara Falls and stayed on the 20th floor of a hotel overlooking the falls, so we were never more than a few miles from America. Never the less, its a whole different currency, and people speak a bit different.

Some speak French, some speak English with a few little gramatical alterations, but by and large, most people spoke Chinese. Yes, Chinese! It's a very touristey place, lots a Casinos (I'll get to them in a minute), and the place was practicaly swarming with Asians! The way they dress is so funny! (well, the guys look normal, it's mostly just the young ladies) They are so cute, but so tacky at the same time! But enough about them, thats not what you want to hear about (as if I know what you want to hear about ; >)

As I said earlier, we were on the 20th floor of the Hilton with a view of both falls, which would normaly be very expensive, but its off-season (I love off season). The view was magnicent! At night they shine differnent colored lights on the falls its cool. Also, right between both of the falls and directly below our hotel was this huge Casino and all night long there were taxies and limos pulling in and out, and all sorts of lights. Our hotel was really cool. They had a wave pool and a big water slide, and this indoor waterfall that you could get under, but it hurt. There was a restorant on the top floor where we ate breakfast one morning and that was really cool.

The Canadians were all very nice. (Even if they were a minority). Not afraid to start a conversation. And I'm not just saying that, because there were a lot of Amercans and Chinese and Japs around too, and they werent nearly as nice (okay, so, even if the Asians were nice, I wouldn't know, because they don't speak English) The Canadians that speak English (some of them spoke French, those from Quebece aparantly) spoke it with something of an English accent, although very lightly, and they have this habit of saying: Eh (pronounced Ay) at the end of each exclamatory sentence.

The Casinos were kind of cool, although my Parents don't believe in gambaling, and even if I did, I'm too young to get in.

This morning, we went down to the falls and stood right abouve them and they were awsome! The mist was towering into the air, and it was sunny so there were lot's of rainbows!

Then, we drove all the way back to Painted Post [Gangmills] to hang with you guys. And that was the last interesting thing that happened on our trip.

PS. Dell: I would have told you, but I didn't know myself until just a bit before we did it, and if it makes you feel better, I posted it on BC here just an hour after my siblings found out. I didn't realize you like to know these things so much... I'll try to do better next time, Eh.

Alex: I'll try to get you that picture of the mounties.



overthinker said...

(dams is jealous she misses her canadians)
the 'eh's' are great, eh? ;) love their accent. 'out and a-boat".:)

of course, british columbia is where the best canadians live, but niagra falls is cool.

good luck finding a mountie. been to the west and east sides of canada and have yet to see one in the red uniform.

bethany said...

man that is so cool glad you had fun alos glad you made it in time for drime practice!

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