Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
Near the front of Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's Christmas Tree is being set up at the right!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario

I think I mentioned before that a big part of our trip to the Niagara Falls area was to get Niagara Falls out of our system.  We wanted to officially and 100% be able to say "we have done the Falls!".

Well, we can say that, but.....

We discovered Niagara-on-the-Lake in the process.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a very leisurely 40 minute or so drive from Niagara Falls.  The drive was nice and once you are a few miles away from the Falls, you are driving through beautiful Canadian country.

And then you get to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

I had read some on this little town and thought that it sounded like a nice place to stop.  Like most great little towns, reading about it just doesn't do any justice to the actual location.

We stopped by a great restaurant, and then enjoyed walking the streets.

I stopped by the local post office and had a great chat with a very friendly postal worker.  He told me that they had their own special postmark showing ghostly soldiers from Fort George!  A special stamp with the same image was issued too, AND a special Canadian postcard!  As a postmark collector, I really admire the Canadian Postal Service.  Oh, and at this post office, they had a great selection of postage paid postcards you could buy, AND they had an amazing selection of first day covers for sale!

Staying on the theme of the town's ghostly postmark, my new friend at this post office proudly told me about the town's haunted reputation!  He said that Niagara-on-the-Lake is considered the most haunted town in Canada!

We stopped into several shops and really appreciate all of them.  On small shop (I forget the name) had some jewelry and decorations.  The shop owner talked to us at length about some other great cities to visit in Canada.

I joke a lot that Canada is holding out.  They don't want the people living to their south to know how great a lot of Canada is!  Well, this is one of those great towns that should be better known to tourists all around.

I have a bit more to say about Niagara-on-the-Lake, but for now, enjoys these random photos!










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