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  • hello oh it's wait wait wait  wait come on meet my cowboy  

  • no let's do that let's do it here hey guys  how's it going how is everyone doing i have  

  • a cowboy seated next to me and i just can't stop  laughing i like playing mr dress up over here huh  

  • what else is there to do when you're at home all  day long right sam has quite the had collection  

  • yeah and now that we are back in lockdown he's  going through different hats every day yeah  

  • it's like a different phase every day yes are  you wearing my scottish cap one day and then i'm  

  • wearing a french beret another day and a cowboy  hat and i got a show on a wednesday yeah anyways  

  • enough giggles we just wanted to check in see how  you guys are doing say hello hello and before we  

  • went into lockdown guys we managed to squeeze in  two little day trips yeah from toronto yeah we  

  • did so lucky us we went to niagara niagara falls  yeah so we're going to share that footage with you  

  • today it's a good thing we traveled when we did  because yeah we are locked down for a whole month  

  • oh boy exactly yeah i'm going to start practicing  my lasso in the basement i mean what else is there  

  • to do anyways anyways niagara we're talking about  niagara so yeah we went on a little spontaneous  

  • day trip to niagara yeah and honestly this was our  second attempt trying to get there we had tried  

  • to go with my dad probably like a week prior car  broke down two cars broke down on the same day if  

  • you can believe that what are the chances so we're  like you know what it just wasn't meant to be  

  • yeah so we went a week later and we had beautiful  weather oh my gosh i think it was like the last  

  • taste of fall summer weather it was so nice out  the sun was out above temperatures above zero  

  • it was just fantastic and i mean this isplace that we both visited a long time ago  

  • especially like you got to dial the clock back  to the 90s when did you go different century  

  • i was really young then i actually used to have  relatives who lived in saint catherine which is  

  • so close to niagara like yeah it's probably the  closest big city ever in fact and so i went there  

  • when i was the a wee one did you do any of the  activities at niagara nope just before you looked  

  • at the fault yeah that's exactly what we did this  time okay so we just arrived in niagara falls  

  • we sure have and look behind us we've got  the iconic canadian geese yes canada geese  

  • a lovely welcome a lovely welcome yeah these guys  are here uh around uh this time of the year they  

  • arrived in uh southern uh ontario they stay here  for a while and then when it gets really cold  

  • they fly off to the southern united states  yeah they make it pretty far down there yeah  

  • they go to uh georgia and the carolinas and all  those parts yeah and they spend the winter there  

  • and then they come back uh the end of the winters  yeah they look very tame but they are mean  

  • they hit when you try to approach them or or  push them to go you know like faster yeah if  

  • they're crossing the road or something like that  they'll they'll come at you i have a funny story  

  • there's a place where i actually get groceries  in brampton the no frills nearby our house  

  • and there was a bunch of them hanging out and  they blocked the sidewalk i couldn't get by  

  • they were defending their territory and they  wouldn't let me get by so these guys are not  

  • a pushover no so we uh we know about them and we  respect them yeah so whenever you see them that  

  • they cross the road people they just wait and okay  but sometimes they take their sweet time you know  

  • they do right let's go explore check it out so  audrey how do you feel being back in niagara falls  

  • good it's nice to be visiting again i think the  last time it was here was maybe 10 years ago  

  • wow do you remember who you came with  i think with my sister and some friends  

  • oh cool summer time in the summer so you've  never been here when it's been the cold huh  

  • yeah bundled up all bundled up yeah you  dressed the warmest yes your dad has no  

  • hat you've got like a winter hat on and you've  got your gloves it's like five degrees okay

  • hello hello blinding it is sunny but we wanted  to tell you some of the things that you can do  

  • when you come to niagara um right now it's kind  of quiet chill because 2020 pandemic so normally  

  • some of the things you can do are there's a really  impressive boat ride yes which allows you to get  

  • up and close personal with the falls yes you  get the mist right in your face have you done  

  • that before once upon a time and then aside from  that you can also do the tunnels behind the falls  

  • which is a pretty cool experience as well yeah  you can see the water coming down like kind of  

  • right up close and personal so that's a  pretty cool experience yeah and i think  

  • a lot of married couples come here i mean  there's like casinos there's lots of hotels  

  • there's like a ferris wheel there's an  observation deck there's just uh there's a lot of  

  • tourism going on in the area then of course  you've got the vineyards nearby you've got  

  • niagara on the lake and so yeah we're gonna just  basically walk around a little bit more and then  

  • what we're hoping to do in the afternoon is visit  a vineyard that's the ground do a little bit of a

  • tasting

  • beautiful place beautiful place we are right at  the border this is the border between canada or uh  

  • ontario and the state of new york over there is  the usa here is canada just the river that is  

  • across the bridge across the bridge yeah that's it  a river they also have the water inlet that they  

  • take from this river to produce electricity they  have two plants in the united states and they have  

  • one in canada and in 1950 they signed the treaty  between these two countries because they they  

  • need to take almost 50 percent of the water that  comes in the river and if they don't do something  

  • the falls are going to be almost right right so  in the 1950s they signed the treaty the niagara  

  • river treaty between canada and the united states  saying that during the month of uh april to the  

  • end of the tourist season that is the end of  uh october they can only take water from this  

  • river to produce electricity at nighttime during  the day they cannot touch it because we need to  

  • have the flow of water necessary so the falls are  uh impressive right you cannot drive the river  

  • and people come to see the falls and there's  nothing falling there's no water now we're  

  • gonna go and we're gonna go take a look from  the front yeah let's get a better view yeah  

  • do the better view for the for the big one  for the check it out the horseshoe let's go

  • so

  • so after walking along and soaking in beautiful  views surprised we worked up an appetite we sure  

  • did good and once again lunch  options were limited because  

  • no dine in it was takeout or delivery  only so we're like you know what  

  • classic tim hortons does it get any more canadian  than that yeah i think not we ate it in the car  

  • to drive drive through style i know and uh yeah  we wanted to do that we wanted to have some a  

  • little bit of something in our in our bellies and  our stomach so that we could go and try some wine  

  • okay here we are in the tim hortons parking lot  we are having a quick lunch before we continue  

  • onwards to the vineyards um the restaurants  are still closed for dinan at the moment so  

  • it's only delivery or takeout so yeah we went for  something simple timmy's i got a biscuit biscuit  

  • sandwich breakfast biscuit with an omelette some  bacon cheddar cheese and a little hash brown  

  • so now let's talk about visiting the vineyards in  niagara i think the biggest lesson we learned that  

  • day is to make reservations don't just show up  especially on a sunny weekend when other people if  

  • it seems like a good idea to you it probably seems  like a great idea to everyone in the gta yeah  

  • so the first place we wanted to try was the wayne  gretzky estate famous canadian hockey player so  

  • we thought you know what let's go there jam pack  like the parking lot was full yeah like we got  

  • there and they had a sign that said sorry no more  tastings or tours available fully booked for the  

  • day so we're like okay no gretzky so over one then  the next one we went to was i believe it we went  

  • to peller yes yeah um beautiful property and again  we marched on in there hey can we do a taster  

  • and they're like no no they're like where's  no the first thing they didn't say no was  

  • like what's your reservation or that oh you feel  like a heart thank you yeah so but you know what  

  • some vineyards do have restaurants so even if  you get there and there's no availability to do  

  • an actual tasting you can go in the restaurant  and drink a glass of wine so that's what they  

  • suggested but we wanted to do a tasting so we  were like we'll try our luck elsewhere then  

  • on the third attempt lucky three it was a lucky  third attempt but let me tell you it almost wasn't  

  • because we went to the door and it was basically  the same story it's like you know we're fully  

  • booked blah blah blah but if you wait a few  minutes there might be a cancellation or something  

  • and we did and i don't know how we got so lucky  but we ended up getting in for a tasting so that's  

  • how we got to try wine at the two sisters vineyard  which apparently i later found out it's been voted  

  • the best small winery in canada yeah yeah yeah  very high quality wines very very good like some  

  • of the best we've ever had to be perfectly honest  but also very it's also high-end too oh yeah yeah  

  • so um yeah we were really fortunate to to find  a place and to have such good such a good wine  

  • tasting so just kind of the perfect way to cap off  a day in that that area it just shows you that if  

  • you're just going to niagara falls for the views  you do have time to go to also niagara on the lake  

  • for the wine tasting yeah no if you were to do all  the other excursions the helicopter tour the boat  

  • tour the there's a behind the tunnel behind the  tunnel tour that would take up the whole day for

  • sure

  • all right guys after driving around we  finally found a vineyard to do a tasting  

  • saturdays are very busy let me tell you no  reservations no reservations we just kind  

  • of showed up we're at two sisters and we're  all doing a tasting it's twenty dollars per  

  • person and you get to try four different wines so  we're starting with their wrestling yeah 2018 and  

  • some will you i've got a chardonnay in french oak  for seven months i think barrels yeah okay salute  

  • it's very good salute very refreshing yeah oh yeah  it's a good one to start off with huh nice and  

  • light very soft you were saying it kind of tastes  like granny smith apple granny granny smith apple  

  • yeah kind of but we are having a beautiful  day it's a super beautiful autumn day we are  

  • around this little town that is called niagara  on the lake downtown it looks like something  

  • out of a picture okay if you ever have a chance  to come and visit this little town it's really uh  

  • it's impressive huh impressive and it's worth the  effort to drive it's very close to niagara falls  

  • so you're not that far away so we recommend  it highly yeah salute round two round two

  • so we're going with their  they're the specialty red  

  • grapes that they grow here yeah so sam and my  dad got bone eagle stone eagle a safe reserve  

  • a 78 bottle of wine yeah okay we're  getting thank you what's the grapes  

  • okay so interesting fact the blend of grapes used  for their red wine is the same one used for my  

  • rose so it's merlot yeah cabernet frank cabernet  sauvignon yeah it's an excellent wine it's velvety  

  • it goes down it's like liquid velvet in this area  they're producing some really good quality wines  

  • yeah the niagara region here in uh in ontario this  one is uh really uh impressive yeah top 10 yeah

  • so yeah we were saying this is one of the  top 10 wines we've had not just this year  

  • but ever and that's saying something because  at this point we've made a point of trying  

  • probably a new wine every week for close  to two years plus all the stuff we did in  

  • argentina and all the other travels we've  probably i'd say like we've tried at least  

  • two three hundred wines so to be in the top  ten that's saying a lot salute round three  

  • we all went red to number three all  red three i am drinking the merlot  

  • cabernet sauvignon cabernet franc this  one is from 2015. yeah yeah 66 a bottle  

  • it's a very good wine this one with  a steak bbq you know when you need a  

  • heavier wine to help you with the with the  fat of the meat yeah right the beauty that  

  • would be like a ring to the finger yeah perfect  i think it's the best canadian wine i've ever had  

  • yeah yeah yeah actually absolutely good quality  wine yeah on the drive-in didn't it say this has  

  • been voted the number one small vineyard yeahdon't doubt it i don't doubt it it's that good  

  • yeah all right dessert wine dessert one i've  already had half of mine same here exclusively  

  • take four yeah four five got take four so we moved  on to the ice wine oh these are so good so i got  

  • the riesling a white ice wine and my dad and sam  went for i i got the cabernet sauvignon yeah first  

  • time to try that the red red ice wine very unique  i never knew that the ice wine was made in the red  

  • also i always added wine right yeah and for  those that don't know about the ice wine  

  • this is the wine that is made with the grapes when  they are left on the uh on the vines until the  

  • extreme cold weather arrives and  they freeze the grapes they freeze  

  • and with those frogs and grapes they make this  kind of wine okay that's why they call it ice  

  • wine honey honey and i would like to try yours  before yeah mine tastes like uh strawberry jam  

  • yeah it's like a liquid strawberry jam yeah  yeah yeah it's awesome it'd be so good with  

  • a with a dessert wow do you like that i like  being i like to text them isn't that good  

  • with these i could have a whole bottle  to myself no problem it's just so easy  

  • to drink you want more and more beef with  a slice of cheesecake yeah yeah oh that is  

  • the best you cannot pop that though let me  have a taste of this yeah yeah it's good  

  • or like a platter of cheese i don't even  need the cake because that's so sweet  

  • this and cheese that's good huh oh wow yeah  very very nice selection of wines here today  

  • this is very syrupy yeah kind of syrupy to the  palette you know you can feel it like it's a  

  • sticky if i have to choose from the twothink i'll go with that one yeah yeah wow  

  • you you made a good choice good choice audrey  this is extremely good yeah but if you give  

  • me the choice let me try it out yeah oh wow yeah  huh that's awesome which one of the two are yeah  

  • i like audrey's too audrey you picked  the best one she picked the good one  

  • good job wrestling yeah all right all right what  a great day huh a very fun day visiting the falls  

  • tasting some wine lovely weather today  today is look must be around what 3 30 now  

  • yeah it's one of those afternoons of late autumn  that the sun is shining not a cloud in the sky  

  • nothing no wind and you can feel the sun hitting  you but it's just lukewarm huh yeah you're kind of  

  • just wearing your fall jacket yeah and you feel  so comfortable yeah and it's just it's one of  

  • the very last days of the year before winter  comes and uh strangles you for three months  

  • yeah a day like today you feel like laying  here on the grass and letting the sun hit you  

  • and you can feel it you know on the face you  know one of those days that nothing seems to  

  • be moving if it feels like the time is standing  still right now huh yeah for sure so we had a  

  • great day yeah it was a very fun outing not too  far from toronto an hour 15 minutes from yeah  

  • really so yeah i think one of the highlights  was just driving through um niagara on the lake  

  • none of us had ever been there what a beautiful  place recommended to visit historic homes yeah  

  • yeah very colonial historic but another thing  if you're coming to visit this area with the uh  

  • vineyards and places like this make a reservation  yes don't make the mistake of coming all the way  

  • out here like we did without a reservation  because it gets packed these places are full  

  • they have restaurants and yeah quite honestly we  were we only got in due to a cancellation yeah  

  • we got lucky buy a few places this is our third  attempt our third attempt right the third attempt  

  • don't be shy and hit the road and come and  visit yeah okay sounds good see you next one bye  

  • bye bye so what'd you think of the daythought it was a pretty good day it goes  

  • to show you can do a lot on a day trip but  if i could we can't travel right now but if  

  • i could i'd want to go back for a weekend base  myself in niagara on the lake go wine tasting  

  • visit like two or three different vineyards just  enjoy the town exactly walk around beautiful  

  • trails maybe do some of the activities at  the falls i got two words long weekend long  

  • weekend it would be an awesome long weekend it  would be an awesome long weekend destination  

  • they also had some really nice looking hotels some  look posh for sure but um yeah something that i  

  • found very interesting was just how different  niagara city which is by niagara falls is  

  • from niagara on the lake okay yeah two different  worlds yeah so niagara falls the city by the falls  

  • it kind of reminded me a little bit of las vegas  but like off the strip yeah just kind of had that  

  • vibe you know it has a bit of a frontier theme  park vibe yeah that makes any sense like just the  

  • restaurants and the type of shops and the casinos  it just reminded me of that yeah um whereas  

  • niagara on the lake it's super charming like  old historical buildings beautifully preserved  

  • right and not i mean and also not densely  packed yeah with with businesses it's just very  

  • chill as a chill vibe whereas i'm guessing niagara  city in the peak summer day prior to the pandemic  

  • must just be bananas it was just fascinating to  see how different those two places were yeah even  

  • though they're they're so close to one anothermean what is about 20 minute drive would you say  

  • i think so something like that it was so cool to  check out those two places when we could and um  

  • yeah definitely recommend visiting and hopefully  we can go back for for for a few more days mm-hmm  

  • maybe next year yes next year basically over this  year's toast it's gonna be it's gonna be too cold  

  • anyways it's gonna be too frozen soon yeah yeah  sometime next year it would be great to go back  

  • yeah so we hope you guys enjoyed this little vlog  that we filmed this little day trip to niagara  

  • and to the vineyards yep and we'll see you  soon we'll see adventures see you soon see

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