We started the day with breakfast at the hotel’s IHOP. We had a lite breakfast since we got a late start. We have reservations at the Skylon Tower for lunch.
Above/Below: Elevator ride up.
As we entered the tower, we had our photos taken, which we purchased:
Our seat in the dining room wasn’t up close to the glass but rather a tier up further back. I was disappointed with the seat but Jim was happy we weren’t that close. It would have bugged him at that high an elevation. Our seat, as you can see below, turned out just fine though.
Jim started with the escargot and I with the onion soup. Tasty. For the main entrée, Jim had a filet and I opted for the NY Strip sirloin. Mine was disappointing. It looked and tasted like processed, institutional meat. The photo below was off the internet. Mine looked worse. Mine was very rectangular. The coloring was icky too. I dealt with it.
After lunch we went up a couple more decks to the observation deck. This was amazing.
The “insert a video” option of this blog post isn’t working so if you want to see a 17 second video of me panning from falls to falls then click here.
If you want to watch a video of me eating my steak, you won’t find one and you should get a life.
What’s next? We drove to Niagara on the Lake to catch a helicopter tour. We’ve done the Alaska helicopter tour which was our favorite part but this tour just bored us. I think it’s because we just saw the falls from the tower which was the perfect height and view point? Maybe we’re jaded?
A few days ago, a restaurant server (I think it was the Rainforest Café) told us about a locally known favorite ice cream shop which is part of a dairy farm for the area. So off to the Avondale Dairy Bar we went. It was yummy. We’ve had better. 2 amusing photos from this trip:
We closed the day with a trip to the falls again and then dinner inside the Casino Hotel at Johnny Rockets.
I’ve got to tell you. Food is ridiculously expensive. Jim suggested getting the car and going out of the tourist area for food. My feet were very sore and I was very tired. Johnny Rockets was close by so there we ate. I had a Philly cheesesteak (which was very tasty). My Philly was $18 and Jim’s burger was like $15.