Swimming at the Great Wolf Lodge

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Last May the Great Wolf Lodge held a fundraiser car wash. For $20 you got your car washed by their staff, and the money was donated to a charity (I can’t remember, but I think it was cancer-related). You also got a pass for 4 people to the waterpark. It could be used once during the following 12 months on non-holidays, Monday to Thursday. Well, I looked at my voucher recently and saw that it expired on Sunday, so this past Tuesday we went swimming for free.

Here are a few thoughts/observations/comments from our trip:

  • We were there for a little less than 3 hours.
  • At different times, the kiddie pool, and the wave pool had to be closed. I think a small kid did something in the pool.
  • On the one hand, that was annoying, on the other hand, we were there around dinner time, so the park really cleared out as people went to eat.
  • It has been open for a few years now, but things look as good as ever.
  • The outdoor pool was open. We went outside, to try it, but the air was still too cold, so we came back in.
  • One of my sons loved the two waterslides near the tipping bucket.
  • They have  a couple of cool bathing suit dryers. You put your bathing suit in, and it spins them around fast to wring them out. It works great.

I can’t say enough good things about the Great Wolf Lodge. We didn’t get a chance to stay this winter (when it’s cheaper), and I can’t wait until the next time we go!

Flying Saucers? The Fun Is For Real…

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Universe Today has a blog posting about the Flying Saucer Restaurant:

On a recent trip to Canada in the great province of Ontario, I found a quiet corner on Lundy’s Lane. I had been enjoying the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls and to break away for the tourist aspect seemed like a welcome respite. How could someone who lives, eats and breathes space 24/7 pass up an opportunity to visit a place like this? The answer was… I couldn’t.

The Seneca is Back


From the Niagara Falls Review

Seneca Theater Rendering


Close to 15 years after the curtain closed, the Seneca Theatre is back in business this week.

And it took a savvy group of gypsies to pull it off.

For nearly a year, Gypsy Theatre owners John Dalingwater and Bernadette Feeney have been transforming the abandoned former movie house into the city’s newest live theatre venue.

The pay-off comes Thursday, when the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic Cats starts a four-week run, and a huge part of Queen Street’s revitalization gets underway.

“I really feel part of a community on this street,” says Feeney, who started Gypsy Theatre with husband John 20 years ago in Fort Erie.

“I truly believe (it will thrive). And the reason I believe that with all my heart is that every single business person (here) has passion for what they’re doing.

“Because you enjoy what you’re doing, you put more into it.”

The theatre is one of several Queen Street properties owned by Historic Niagara Development Inc., who have put just over $1 million into extensive renovations.

Niagara Falls 2-Night Pkg w/Bonus Spa Treatment

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Last Thursday I received the latest newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.


You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the Special Email Offers link on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page.

Hello From Niagara Falls – Exploring The Clifton Hills Entertainment Area & Doing A Little Gambling

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Someone with their own blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:

Yesterday morning my last full day in Niagara Falls, Ontario, had arrived. After a packed schedule the day before that had included a wonderful presentation at the Imax Theatre, my up-close encounter with the Great Falls at the Journey Behind the Falls and an entertaining show at the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre, I got ready for another full day of explorations in Niagara Falls.

Canyon Creek Wine Series – Henry of Pelham Wine Night

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I received this email newsletter from Canyon Creek Chophouse last Tuesday. They were promoting an event for the next day.


I have no idea how I got on a mailing list for them, but I’m quite happy to receive them.

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