Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sherkston Shores - Day 3 - Niagara Falls

As forecast, it rained most of the night and was still coming down this morning. The weatherman said it would be off and on all day so Heather looked up some indoor activities to keep the youngsters amused.

Surf's up

Just another ship on the horizon

After breakfast, we headed for Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls. Since neither car would hold more than five people, Heather and Jasper came with me in the Equinox while Sandy and Fiona went with Tom in the Hyundai. We followed back roads across the peninsula for about twenty miles.

Waiting for the other car to get parked

Bird Kingdom

Old Museum

Animal Encounters

Main Aviary

The Main Aviary felt like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. Bird species flew around as we walked through the simulated jungle.

Lorikeet Feeding

Koi pond

On the way out, we stopped at the gift shop where Sandy and I bought T-shirts.

View of the Rainbow Bridge to the USA

It was lunch time so we drove over to the Skylon Tower for the buffet lunch. A trip to the Observation Deck was included in the buffet price so it wasn't too unreasonable. The buffet had a lot of choices and the rare roast beef was especially good. The buffet doesn't rotate like the dining room does but our table overlooked the Horseshoe Falls.

Our family and Georgia from Dallas Texas

When we finished at the Skylon, Tom decided to take Jasper on what used to be the Canadian Maid of the Mist boat ride to the base of the falls. Hornblower Boat Tours won the exclusive contract to provide Canadian rides below the falls in 2014, while the Maid of the Mist continued to operate on the US side.

Jasper's boat ride

The rest of us returned to Sherkston Shores and the cottage, arriving about 3:15. The ladies took naps while I read. Tom and Jasper arrived a while later. Rain started again as predicted so Tom took Jasper to the arcade at the Funplex. Their report was that the games were awesome. Fiona played here at the cottage while the rest of us read.

It was another early night to bed after a busy day.

Today's Route (41 Equinox miles):

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