Sunday, August 29, 2010

Honeymoon!

Peanut and I weren't really planning to take a honeymoon. Initially I was thinking maybe we'd rent a car and drive back from the wedding, meandering along and stopping at B&Bs and generally being romantic and then I price-checked a one-way car rental and got a serious reality check.

But I didn't want to come home and go right back to work, nor did I want to spend the first four days of our marriage the way our weekends usually go, playing video games and staring at each other. And somehow, I got a bee in my bonnet to go someplace I've never been:

Niagara Falls

Wheee!

I did some research and we can easily go for less than $1,000. I love touristy, kitschy places like this -- places like Gatlinburg (Dollywood!) and Graceland and Medieval Times and even taking visitors to Times Square to a diner where all the waiters and waitresses are Broadway-bound.

We'll be taking the train from NYC, a nine-hour (!) trip, for which I found a buy one, get one half-off coupon code. Then we'll be staying a 2 1/2 star hotel with good Travelocity reviews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for a package deal: 3 nights, free upgrade to a deluxe room (not sure what this means), 3 hot breakfasts for two people, and one 2-course dinner, all for $340 CDN. I want to do the Maid of the Mist boat ride and the Butterfly Conservatory, and maybe one other touristy thing, and otherwise just wander around and tell everyone we're on our honeymoon.

I can't wait!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds fun! I love all those touristy things too :-)

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  2. Ohhhh, Gatlinburg. I would love it so much more if it weren't for the traffic.

    I've been to NF once when I was 8 or so. I don't remember much about it, but I DO remember Maid of the Mist and it was awesome.

    Sounds like a lovely honeymoon plan!

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  3. Theres some cool winerys..Maybe you could book some tours?

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  4. Maid of the Mist is sweet! :) We loved it.

    I hail from the land of Graceland. It's funny how much people love it! It is fun, I'll admit.

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