Hello folks, My name is Lisa and I am from Rochester NY I have been traveling to and from Niagara Falls since I was little. The Hotel we have stayed in the most was – Fallsway Motor Hotel which of course became the Quality Inn Clifton Hill, which than made way for the Niagara Skywheel. I have visited many hotels in all different parts of Niagara Falls and I believe I have eaten at most of the restaurants in the area.
I can remember going to Maple Leaf Village eating either in the Food Court or at the Suisha Gardens Restaurant and being mesmerize by the Chefs preparing the food with knives, flames and talent.
After being scared out of our wits going to Nightmares and watching my friends little kids actually have them. Who can than forget the memories made going to the Amusement park behind playing a few games and riding the rides? I can remember when the Skylon Tower was the place to be and the lines to get up and down were ridiculous. A few years back they had a card you could buy for the year $20.00 for unlimited rides but they quickly got rid of that.
I can remember when there really was not a Fallsview district. Boy, it seems all those beautiful hotels came up rather quickly.
People Movers transit, I can remember at one time had a connection with vans and the Combo pass included the historical places down Niagara Parkway.
I have many memories and traditions I cherish and there are some I wish I could have back. The best memories were those of my sister and me taking my mom out for vacation. Mom passed 7/2011 so those memories are gone. Nothing was like going to Betty’s with her in Chippawa having the best home cooked meal. (Except for hers.)
There are new buildings and new attractions; we have enjoyed staying at, eating at and trying out. Who has not tried getting a wax hand? What a pain in the neck. Trying on those weird hats on Clifton Hill. Going up the Falls Tower imagine that was the first and best view of the falls close up other than staying on the big hotels on Falls Avenue. Remember not long ago going to Canada and getting 56% exchange rate.
Well those are just some of my memories and I hope to share more with you as time goes by.
Like I said have gone to Niagara Falls with several different family members, friends etc. I have gone in the Hot Hot Sunny weather to the frigid Canada Winter. I like to venture out to Niagara on the Lake, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Toronto, Chippawa, and Hamilton as well. I would not mind visiting London as well.
I am being given the opportunity to help Graham with the website in any way I hope I can. Graham has had this website for as long as I can remember. How many years has it been? I appreciate what Graham has done with this site and hope to help keep it as interesting and vital for people who visit as many times as they do. There is so much I have learned from this site that it has saved and made prior trips. Graham has really made a nice time capsule for future generations to learn just what Niagara was at one time and the growth it has experience as time has gone on.
I usually make it to the Falls at least 6 times a year. We have gone just for the day and have stayed as long as 2 weeks. I have learned to stay at different hotels, eat at as many places as I can and experience as many things as time allows.
I hope I can contribute to this site so it makes things a little easier on Graham and it allows him to have a life away from this site. There are a few people who have also volunteered and I know you will learn a lot from their experiences as well as I have learned just reading their posts.
Thank you for the opportunity!