Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Victoria Day!

Img_7134 It's Victoria Day here in Canada.  For those of us not Canadian citizens, that's like 4th of July in the US.  Most everything was closed, there were crowds down near the Falls and fireworks.  A fairly festive evening.

I spent most of the day at the EASFAA conference in Niagara Falls, NY.  That city is not doing real well with the exception of the casino, though the convention center is brand-new and beautiful.  The downtown mall is eerily empty, shops and all.  It looks like a neutron bomb went off.  A security guard quickly ushered me from the premises when I attempted to take a few shots.  When asked if taking pictures was against the law, he simply said "Yes it is."  I ignored him.

We hit some wineries in the Niagara region of Ontario late this afternoon.  The folks at Caroline Cellars were particularly nice!.  We headed back to the Falls and had a fairly good dinner.  Fireworks filled out the day.

Photos are really slow to upload on the hotel wireless connection, so I will have to wait until I return home to get most of them up. 


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