Friday, May 4, 2007

Niagara Falls: Part ll

I've decided to write about Niagara Falls again to inform you about my time there this past weekend. Honors students, faculty members, and I left bright and early at 700 on Friday morning for Canada. It was a long drive there, but I slept most of the time and got to know the people I was going to be with for the next three days. After crossing the boarder we went directly to our hotel to get cleaned up. My roommate and a few others went for a quick swim in the pool, then we got ready to go see St. Joan play at the Shaw Festival. The play was magnificent. The actors did a great job, they made you forget you were watching a play.

When we arrived back at the hotel a few of us decided to go out and find a pub to go to. After walking in search of a bar we came across The Blue Lagoon. When I first walked in it looked like a biker club gone bad. There was a mixture of older guys and some people our age sitting around. The dance floor was bare and I thought to myself that this was going to be boring. After a few drinks everyone loosened up and started to have a good time. We ordered shots and laughed the night away. We stumbled back to the hotel and passed out. After about four hours of sleep we had to get up to meet in the lobby of the hotel so we could go to the Butterfly Conservatory and eat lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. I love butterflies, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed the experience even more if I hadn't been still feeling the over affects of the night before. We spent about an hour or so at the Butterfly Convservatory and headed to get some lunch. I wasn't in the mood to eat anything so I just drank a milkshake, and tried not to think about how it reminded me of the mudslides I had at the bar.

We left the Hard Rock Cafe and went to see the falls. We walked for what seemed like miles and then walked even more back to the shops after seeing the falls. We shopped for a short period of time and then headed back toward the hotel (which was about two miles away). On the way I stopped to buy a little something for my boyfriend and then decided to walk to Hooters with another student since it was kind of on the way back. The walk was a little further than expected, and my legs were killing me! After what seemed like hours of walking, we finally made it back to the hotel. We weren't sure what to go and do so we headed to "The Beer Store" and bought a few beverages of choice (Sex on the Beach is the best the drink ever!). We were in there for awhile trying to decide what we each wanted, and after making our purchases we partied back in the hotel room. Everyone downed their drinks and wanted to stay at the hotel, but myself and three others decided to go out. We got a taxi and went to the casino to gamble for a bit. We didn't stay more than fifteen minutes, and only spent about $5 before we got bored with it (besides we had American money and the machines would only take Canadian) so we grabbed another taxi and went to the main strip to find a club. We decided on a club called "Mardi Gras" and danced the night away. My legs were so sore the next day, but it was well worth it. I loved seeing the signs that say "Under 19? Don't think about it". It was so odd since I'm used to seeing them same signs but with the age of 21. It felt damn good!

After the club we took the party back to our hotel room and loudly sat around talking (we got yelled at for being so loud). I was one of the last to finally pass out and go to sleep. I got about four hours of sleep before I had to wake up and pack my luggage. Everyone boarded the bus and we heaed for Niagara on the Lake so we could do some shopping and then go to see Mack and Mable. Well the combination of a musical with my lack of sleep was not so good. I fell asleep quite a few times. From what I did manage to stay awake for was good. Right after the play we headed back to Ohio. We finally got home around 1:00 in the morning, and although I didn't want to come home, because that meant responsibility, but it was nice to be back.


Blogger Derek John Boczkowski said...

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May 6, 2007 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Derek John Boczkowski said...

Wow. If this was the honors student trip, I'd be fearful to read the report of a frat trip. Good volume here, Janelle, but my suggestion for future posts is to arrange your posts around some central thesis. The detail is good, but your goal is to make that detail work toward a main idea.

4/5 (no link, need to work on theses & organization)

May 6, 2007 at 3:53 PM  

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