Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tadj and Natalie Celebrate 10 Years!

Yeah, so these pictures, well... suck. No matter how we adjusted the camera, we just could not get a good picture. We've decided that we'll buy a new camera soon. So anyway, these are supposed to be pictures of Niagara Falls (and they are the ONLY pictures we took because we were.. ahem... busy). Tadj and I went for our 10th anniversary on New Years Day and stayed for 2 nights. It was WONDERFUL!! Mom and Dad watched the kids while we relaxed, toured, and went to the spa. On Friday afternoon we checked in to the Fallsview Marriott with a BEAUTIFUL view of the falls from our room AND a jacuzzi tub (which we immediately made good use of). We then went straight down (through the snow) to the falls. It was FREEZING... but magnificent. We picked up some souvenirs for the kids and headed to dinner. Since we stayed in Canada everything was SUPER expensive (we won't go back... Canada did NOT leave a good impression on us) and the exchange rate almost everywhere was "at par" (yah... right). That night we watched fireworks over the falls from our room. On Saturday we got the cheapest (late, to avoid paying for lunch) breakfast we could find where they charged $5 for a glass of juice with no refills and NO tap water. Then we grumpily made our way to a currency exchange rip-off store where Tadj got in a big fight with the attendant who tried to steal our money. We got the money back, but not our faith in Canadian customer service. We then headed back to the hotel for a while and decided to get the car out of valet (which took 40 minutes!!) to drive around, get some famous Canadian chocolate, and play with the GPS system I got for Christmas. After we got back to the hotel we got changed and went down for our spa appointments. We each got a massage and I got a pedicure. Pure Heaven! Afterwards, we headed to a nice Italian Restaurant that our Concierge at the hotel recommended and made a reservation for our Anniversary dinner. The dinner was GREAT and the waitress surprised us with a free dessert that read "happy anniversary" in drizzled chocolate. It was the highlight of the evening. YUM! On Sunday we drove home through 2 snow storms (it snowed the entire time we were there), one of which closed the freeway 40 miles West of Sarnia. What an adventure. We had a wonderful time and can't wait to get away again!

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