Sunday, November 30, 2014

I Was Whisked Away for a Romantic Getaway, How Lucky Am I!!

Sometimes life gets crazy and you need to getaway from it all.  And I am very fortunate that Dave decided to do just that a few weeks ago.   He whisked me away for a weekend of wining and dining and romance.  Something that was greatly needed.   He booked us a fabulous room at the Prince of Wales hotel in Niagara on The Lake.  One of my favourite towns here in Ontario.   

An amazing surprise awaited me in our room.   A stunning bouquet of roses and a bottle of champagne to warm me up on a cold night.  

Love the bubbles in champagne.  Made me realize we should drink it more often.  Maybe I willl pick up a bottle for Christmas and another one for New Years.  LOL

Our room was amazing.   A large sitting area,  a big comfy bed.   A huge bathroom with a jacuzzi, and heated towel bars.    And I fell in love with the details of this stunning Tiffany Lamp.

We stayed for two nights.   Each night we were treated to an amazing three course dinner.  The first was at the restaurant at the Prince of Wales,  Escab├Ęche, with wine of course.   

After dinner when we went back to our room there was another rose waiting for me on our bed.   

The following night we had dinner at The Cannery in the Pillar and Post Inn.  A more casual dinner but still very good and of course another rose awaited me in our room after dinner.  (Did I mention how lucky I am and spoiled of course) 

Saturday we spent the day exploring the area.   We slept in, had breakfast in our room and took our time driving around.  We started out at Chocolate FX where we had a tour of their facilities and received free chocolate truffles and of course we loaded up on alot of chocolate.  Chocolate covered cherries, mint chocolate, dark chocolate, etc.

We had lunch at the Ravine Vineyards at their restaurant overlooking a section of Vineyards, the squash soup was perfect to start our lunch on a cold November day, I had a delicious lobster roll with salad and of course a glass of wine to complement the lobster.   Dave had a burger with homemade fries and a glass of wine to go with the burger.   We followed lunch with some wine tasting in their tasting room.  And of course we had to buy a few bottles.  Dave picked up a jar of Marmalade infused with Scotch whiskey,and he has enjoyed it on his toast a few times since we have returned home.

We then went to Chateau des Charmes vineyards.  We enjoyed the tour of the winery where we were able to peek into the pressing room where they were busy processing the last set of grapes of the season that were picked that morning.  We then went into the basement where the wine is stored in stainless steel vats for white wine and oak casks for red, where the wine sits for a year at lease before being bottled.   Afterwards we went upstairs for more wine tasting, which Dave and I found really interesting.   Our guide educated our group on how to properly taste wine, starting off first with a light white wine (I do not remember exactly which kind, I was still working with a bit of buzz from the first vineyard, lol) and ended with a nice Cabernet.   And of course we had to buy more wine.

Sunday we took our time heading home.  We did some shopping in downtown Niagara on the Lake.   Visited Fort George and had a private tour and learned quite a bit of history of Niagara on the Lake and the war of 1812 where the town was pretty much destroyed by the invading Americans, and life of soldiers in the British army in that time period.   As two history junkies, Dave and I loved the tour.  

And to say we were frozen after the visiting the Fort is an understatement.  LOL  Thank goodness for a car with excellent heat.  And we forgot about the heated seats in Dave's car until we were almost home.  We both had a "what the hell were  we thinking"   moment on that one.  LOL

The next morning getting up early and having to think about what to make for dinner was a shock to my system.

Now we are planning our next weekend away sometime in the New Year.  For now I have Christmas on my mind, baking, meal planning, tag making, present wrapping and of course decorating.

Thanks for visiting my corner of the blogging world.  Your comments are always welcome.  Enjoy your day!!!