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Monday, April 24, 2006


OK - so that wasn't such a brief intermission. Sorry about that.

Pesach was really nice. We spent the first days at a hotel in Niagara Falls (the Canadian side - ehy). The hotel was beautiful and the dinners were fantastic. The lunches were decent and the breakfasts were just eh. I guess that stands to reason since the caterer is a fleishig (meat) caterer from Toronto with fleishig resturant that serves no breakfast. Regardless we didn't starve.

We took several walks down to the falls on Yom Tov and Shabbos, and on Sunday we went to Clifton Hill. I found it extremely touristy (is that a word?) and kitschy, but the children loved it, of course. We couldn't do everything there, but we did go to the Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum. While the clothing made out of human hair and the world's largest man's shoes were interesting, the best part for me was the two-way mirror/window. Early in the museum there is a mirror, and your are lured by a sign to make faces at it. Near the end of the museum you end up on the other side of the mirror, and get to see everyone else looking into it. Me and the boys stood there cracking up over that for the longest time!

We were also compelled by the boys to stop off at Block City (three days of, "On Sunday can we go to Block City? Please? Please? Please?") What a gyp!!!!! We had to pay $35 (at least it was Canadian $) just to get in. Once inside you go upstairs to this giant room and it's essentially a big train garden made out of Legos. Trust me the 10 foot replica of the falls - not so impressive. We were done looking at it after - oh I'd say - 2 minutes, but we made the kids hang around there for another 15 minutes just so we wouldn't feel like big fools for paying the entrance fee. Of course on the way out, there is a Lego store where they charge you three times the regular price for Lego sets. When we told B he couldn't buy any Legos there he got REALLY upset, and was cranky the whole way back to the hotel (hence the look on his face in the picture.)

Our hotel was connected to the Fallsviwew Casino by an enclosed walkway. We didn't get to do any gambling, but the casino has a viewing area for the horseshoe falls and an amazing mall. One of my favorite costume Jewelry stores, Vivah, from Toronto has a branch there. I was in heaven. If you are ever in the falls or in Toronto check them out. (the web site really doesn't do them justice.)

Unfortunately, I couldn't coax anyone to take the Maid of the Mist or a helecopter ride with me. Maybe next time.

We were in Detroit for the second days of Pesach, which wasn't terrible. I cooked really easy meals, and never ended up unpacking half of my pesach stuff. So all-in-all, it was an easy Yom Tov.

Now I am preparing for finals (it's studying procrastination which led to this post tonight), and then I am a free bird for the summer!!!

Goodnight all.



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