Instead of heading to a family dinner this Thanksgiving we took advantage of the long weekend and went on a mini vacation, as they are called these days, a babymoon. I'm officially not allowed to travel too far, so we booked a weekend package in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It felt amazing to get away from everything, even if the getting away wasn't too far.
We drove down on Saturday morning and went to some wineries on the way (not that I was tasting) and hit up some fresh fruit stands. This time of year the wineries are bringing in the grapes, so we got to watch as the wine makers poured the freshly picked grapes into the crusher. So neat! Also, all the vineyards were shooting off loud noise makers, that sounded like gun shots, to scare away the birds from the grapes. I guess if you live in the area you get used to it.
After, we continued on to Niagara-on-the-Lake and checked into the Shaw Club Hotel. Great little hotel, and very modern. We received a fun welcome kit in our room that was all baby related. It included a pregnancy magazine, baby name book, sparkling juice, and a cute stuffed monkey. Lots of fun!
That evening we attended the Shaw Festival to see the musical Cabaret. Below is a photo of me attempting to dress up for the show with my ever growing bump!
Sunday morning we each had a massage at the spa, as it was apart of our package. So nice and relaxing, and a great way to start the day to get all those back aches out. We spent the rest of the day wondering about the town, enjoying the beautiful weather. Late in the afternoon we drove over to the Niagara Botanical Gardens, where we got married, and walked around for awhile. It was perfect weather!
We enjoyed a three course dinner that evening for Thanksgiving, and even though it wasn't traditional, it was delicious. We even had a pumpkin themed dessert of pumpkin mousse, flour-less chocolate cake, with candied pumpkin seeds on top. Amazing! I hope all of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!