Weekend getaways are the best, aren’t they? A short trip away from work, home and any type of responsiblity is just the ticket to rejuvinating the soul. Our latest adventure took us to Ottawa and Niagara over the Thanksgiving weekend to experience one of the loveliest times of year. We started in Ottawa, road tripped to the Niagara area, toured and drank wine, then hauled butt back to Ottawa to catch a Habs game before coming home. It sounds like a whirlwind of a weekend, but it really wasn’t. Once we arrived in Niagara, we explored the region at a leisurely pace taking in all the deep, warm and muted colours of October. Here’s how the colour analysis went down…
Yellow sunshine and crisp morning air in Ottawa
Morning session at Parliament.
Looking at Ottawa from Gatineau
Red maples and winding roads in Gatineau
A bright bunch
Fall leaves of loveliness
A dusting of dropped leaves
A stunner of a drive.
Grey skies and smug seagulls at the falls
A touch of green.
Russet tones and silly poses on the Parkway
Random foliage photos.
Creeper in the garden.
Looking at New York State.
Driving the Niagara Parkway.
Blue skies and lush vines in wine country
Ready to pick!
Tasting some fine wines at Niagara College.
Niagara College Teaching Winery
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery.
The charm is on point here.
Ravine: a lovely place to taste vino.
A bustling tasting room.
Green gardens and quaint charm in Niagara on the Lake
Crazy colourful gardens
Sunday morning service
You can hardly see over all the foliage.
Main street in the early morn.
Crimson jerseys and silly mascots at the Habs game
Fine dining in front of RDS broadcast.
Watching Prime Ministers fight and cheat their way to a win. So just a normal day in Ottawa.