Road Trip: Niagara Falls, Part I

After our short stop at Tim Hortons, Nancy and me arrived at the Niagara Falls. This is the first part of our day trip to the honeymoon capital of the world. Although I had seen the falls before I was as taken away by their beauty as Nancy.

All photos by Gates of Schimbulak.

Tomorrow, part II: Nancy, me and the tourists

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We were stunned

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We took a quick rest to talk about the breathtaking falls

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Blown away by the falls

Posing
Just posing

Oh yes, we love them falls
You won’t believe how beautiful the falls are

More pictures after the jump.

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Road Trip: Tim Hortons

Nancy is in Toronto visiting. Yesterday, we did a wonderful road trip. This is a mini extreme theme week: Nancy and Produzentin: The Road Trip.

Anyway, we had our first stop at a Tim Hortons near the highway (I mean, where else?). We love Tim Hortons and they loved us.

More on our road trip in the next couple of days.
Maybe we will hit your neighborhood soon.
Get ready.

All photos by Gates of Schimbulak.

Where are Nancy and produzentin?
Look-out for Nancy and produzentin

Are they having coffee?
Hello, we’re over here. Sipping coffee and iced cappuccino: delicious!

It's Tim Hortons!
Two coffee, please!

The guys at TH loved us
The lovely lady didn’t want to let us go

Now hiring
Nancy, thinking about the job offer (but only for a sec)

At Moraine Lake

produzentin is on holidays in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

Yesterday, Superschum, H. and I took a canoe trip on the deep-teal colored, glacier-fed waters of Moraine Lake. When we rented the boat, the lady said, that I didn’t need a life vest, my cushions were big enough! I love her.

Moraine Lake is set in the Valley of Ten Peaks and for me, it is the jewel of the Rockies. I even sipped the ice cold water, it felt like drinking from a fountain of youth.

produzentin loves nature
I love Moraine Lake

hey ya
Superschum and me, working the lake

sunshine
Mesmerized by the sunshine

produzentin private: At the Sugar Shack

This weekend I traveled with friends to a farm 4 hours north of Toronto. My cell phone did not work, no internet. It was so much nature, I had my concerns.

Fortunally, the maple syrup harvest was in full effect. From the farm it was a short walk to the sugar shack. And I was wondering: why do they call this small hut sugar shack. However, it seems to be a common name for a place where the maple sap is boiled down to syrup. It has to boil hard, I can tell you. For around 12 hours. We got to the shack at 7 in the morning.

Wandering through the woods
Wandering through the woods and checking the maple sap buckets.
The sound of the dripping sap was mesmerizing.

Fishing the foam
The sap boiled in this huge tub. I am sifting the foam off the sap.
I had to do this every half hour or so. It was very exhausting but as everyone was in such good spirits, I kept going and going.

Heating the fire
Keeping the fire alive with Dave.

Tasting
Tasting some sap. We drank it with coffee which was very delicious.
We boiled the liquid tree gold for another 5 hours.

With the sugar shack guys
Happy – after a full day of work with Denny and Dave.
Dave lives in a small cabin in the woods nearby. He invited me to his place.
Maybe I will stay with him the next time I’m up there.

I had such a wonderful time. Now I feel like a truly canadian girl.
The maple syrup I took home will keep my memories alive. And the juices flowing.

Big kisses to my friend Job who took the pictures.