Hello folks. I'm just here today to tell you I had the most fabulous, fun, enjoyable, romantic, wonderful weekend! It started on Saturday morning, leaving early to head to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a play at the Shaw Festival (thanks to Rich's mom, who gifted us with the tickets!) The play was called "Sunday in the Park with George" and was one of the best live theatre performances I have seen. It was in a small and intimate venue (the St. George theatre) in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake - the prettiest town in Ontario!
The play was based on the painting called "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte", painted by french artist, George Seurat. The play tells the story of how the painting came to be, and the characters in the play, are the inspiration for his painting, and eventually all the actors come into form on stage, of the exact painting - it's really quite beautiful and emotionally telling. (see photo below)
Following the play, we made our way to Niagara Falls, to check into our hotel overlooking the Falls. Once checked in we headed out to dinner and then just a quick stop to the slot machines to at least say "we played".
My second spin on the 25 cent slots (betting the max) was a good one, as I came out a few hundred dollars richer than I was only minutes prior! It was very exciting for me as the machine kept "dinging" and people gathered around - I have never won that kind of money before!! Best part was I only spent $1.50 to get it! The timing couldn't have been better, because our plan for Sunday was to head into the States for some shopping.
I think Rich may have out-shopped me in the clothes department, but my winnings from the casino bought me two new Coach bags! Thank you very much Casino Niagara! Between the play in Niagara-on-the-Lake and our night in Niagara Falls, it was an amazing weekend away with my hubby.