Thursday, September 13, 2012

Carter, Niagara Falls and Really Good Martinis!

We spent last week in Ohio visiting Carter, our grandson, who is now 3 y/o.
There was lots of play, make believe, searching for the perfect acorn, wheelbarrow rides. bike rides, a trip to the Columbus Zoo, a train ride, swimming, and reading books!
Carter sleeps with all of his friends every night - there was little space for me to cuddle with him!
Here's a fun activity for little ones: Put them in the tub with glow in the dark bracelets from the dollar store!
On the way home we stopped at Niagara Falls, Canada, just in time to see a beautiful rainbow:
This has always been my favorite place to stand (no zoom, I am that close)!
Because it was the first week in Sept, and school was in session, there were very few tourists. I felt like we had the Falls to ourselves! This is looking across to the US side from Canada:
We stopped in our favorite restaurant overlooking the falls for a cocktail. See the tall Skylon building behind the restaurant? Read on to hear what happened there at dusk.
And look at these - a sampler of martinis! The ingredients are at the end of this post!
If you have never been here, add it to your bucket list now!
At 7 pm, nightly, a 67 y/o guy walks the tight rope from the Skylon to the Hilton - WHY, you ask? Who knows, but it was exciting!
He is HIGH in the SKY!
The walk takes 30 minutes.
And as we headed back to the US, over the Rainbow Bridge, he was still walking!
And now for the MARTINIS:
Starting with the closest, front to back:

The Marylin Monroe:
Raspberry Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry Juice and lime juice
The Niagara Mist:
Skyy Vodka, Blue Curacao, lime juice
The Apple Orchard:
Vodka, Sour Puss Sour Apple, sour mix
Raspberry Chocolatini:
Raspberry Vodka, Godiva White Chocolate Liquer, Amarula Cream Liquer


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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. No Popcorn Festival?

    Such a beautiful picture of the rainbow over the falls. I'll take a Raspberry Chocolatini, please.

  2. What a fun grandmother you are! You picked a beautiful place to stand. The martinis sound very inviting!