When we all woke up this morning, Mike and I surprised Jacob with the news that we were going to Marine Land in Niagara Falls today! He was so excited nd it made us all so full of energy as we prepared a picnic lunch, loaded up the car, and went on our merry way. We were sadly met with horrendous traffic on the highway and after over an hour of bumper to bumper traffic we had only made it as far as we would normally drive in 15 minutes. The drive to Marine Land was only supposed to be an hour and a half total so we knew this was not going to be a short drive and after listening to the news report that told us it was bumper to bumper all the way to the border we pretty much decided to turn around and go back towards home.
It wasn’t too hard to come up with an alternative because we had already thought of a plan B…..Centreville on Toronto Island! We made the trek into the downtown area amidst all the chaos of Caribana weekend and found the ferry! We had such a great time and the best part of it all…..we made it all the way till 7pm before we went home – Jacob had NO nap and was still in a great mood! It was a fantastic day weather wise, our picnic was delicious and we were all in great spirits! What a great time!