Wednesday, September 19, 2007  

Back from the Honeymoon!

Ok, so I've been back for almost a week. But I've spent some quality time in various hard plastic chairs waiting for my turn to speak to a bureaucrat who will change my name on some official document. It's been fun. Plus, I got the first disc of Deadliest Catch on Netflix, so I had to watch it. And catch up on some Dirty Jobs. (Discovery Channel - I'll forgive you for moving out of Bethesda if you start a channel, say, "Discovery Mike Rowe", where you play nothing but Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch.)

And there has been knitting - but I'll take my pictures at the Happy Place later.

So for the Honeymoon recap...

Here's the view from our hotel room. Any guesses where we went?

We stayed here - on the same floor as Marilyn Monroe did when she filmed Niagara! It was lovely - and SO RELAXING! (which is just what I needed after all of the hectic activity.)

We ate a lot at the hotel restaurant... can you blame us since this was the view?

And the best part? We left DC with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s. We arrived in Canada and I had to put on a sweater.

I loved being at the Falls - there was enough to do that we weren't bored during our 2+ days there, but not so much that we felt guilty when we were too tired to play tourist.

And we did just about everything - Maid of the Mist, Journey Behind the Falls, Cave of the Winds... we looked at all of the overlooks, and even took a break to drive up to Niagara-on-the-Falls to have high tea. Heck, we even toured the power plant!

S made sure to visit that icon of Canadian life ... the donut counter at Tim Hortons.

And speaking of donuts, S and I made sure to hit up Krumpe's Donuts in Hagerstown, MD on our way home. We had tried to go on our way up, but the retail store is only open to the public from 7-2... that's 7 PM to 2 AM. So we had no luck at 7 am. Curiously, though, we seemed to have timed our drive home so that we "accidentally" arrived just after they'd opened...

They were SO GOOD. And the 6 donuts we got, ummmmm, to "try a variety?" Total cost = $1.35.

It's hilarious though - the shop is basically a garage at the back of the house. You have to turn down a completely unmarked alley to find the shop, and you totally feel like you're arriving at some sort of illicit drug deal. Cars just kept turning down the alley, driving slowly up, and creeping into one of the few parking spots.

And when we got home, stuffed with donuts? Someone was VERY glad to see S.



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