This will be my last travel post for awhile as I will be heading back to London and university very soon for my final year! After Chicago, my next step was to fly over the border to Canada and into Toronto where I met Max and his lovely family. They were flying from England and we managed to time our flights perfectly with there only being 20 minutes between them landing.
After lots of hugs and kisses, we picked up the rental car and drove down to St. Catherines where Max’s mum was born and brought up. We did this trip 2 years ago after we had both finished school but had to fly home after 2 weeks to pick up our A-level results, thankfully this time we could stay for 3 weeks!
When I was working in the camp in Wisconsin, I picked up these minion t-shirts in Walmart and had to buy them as we’re both massive Despicable Me fans.
We were lucky enough to go into Niagara-on-the-Lake while we were staying in St. Catherines and managed to time it perfectly with the annual peach festival. It is possibly the prettiest town that I have ever seen and if you have ever wondered what Santa gets up to for the other 11 months of the year, he’s there!
You can’t go to St. Catherines and not visit Niagara Falls. The last time we came to Canada, we did the Maid of the Mist tour when you’re given a fetching poncho and taken out on a boat to get scarily close to the falls. We opted out this time as the weather was getting bleaker by the minute!
As Max and his mum are both huge rowing buffs, we went to watch the Canadian Henley, which is very different from the English version! It’s all about the rowing and there wasn’t a dress or a bottle of champagne in sight. We all sat on the bleachers to cheer the boats in and the most extravagant thing that happened was when we went for a hotdog break.
It was an amazing end to the best 3 months of my life and going back to university after all of this excitement is going to feel very strange!