Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fort George! Niagara-on-the-Lake (With Videos)

As I said at Hunnie Bunnie Babies yesterday, I had to get away on a little trip before the little girl was born, and there isn't so much time now!

I am a huge museum buff, and anything I can see and experience, that has actually happened in history, is better than any textbook can teach me.

So, this weekend we enjoyed the Peach Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake with crazy parades on the streets and some lovely shops!

I spotted "Victoria's Teas & Coffees", which is now one of my favourite teashops, that was actually established in 1812! They bring in the freshest of coffees and teas and know a vast amount of great products. I was very impressed!

I bought a loose tea pack of green tea that was rather tasty, called "Long Island Strawberry". It had a blend of sweet strawberries and papaya pieces. This would also make a great iced tea!

You can also order from them, so check out their site here.

The barista at the shop had somewhat of a good sense of humour, because when he served me my soy vanilla steamer, he had a side of peach crumble (for the Peach Festival) and a pickle!

He served it to me - and I laughed and told him I would pass the peach crumble on because of my allergies, but the pickle was fantastic! He was great and a very good coffee connoisseur as he was so passionate in his coffee making skills :)

After a walk up and down the busy streets and ogling over old, Victorian-style homes, we decided to go see Fort George and spruce up our history knowledge!

I must admit, ever since I watched the show "Creepy Canada" and their episode on Fort George, where MOST of the ghost stories are told in that area, I had to check it out!

I really want to go on a proper ghost tour in September or October ... next year :)

I have had a proper scare in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region maybe 6 or 7 years ago now, and that experience will never leave me! I was staying in this big old house with so much history that Jesus would have been too scared to sleep there. However, the owner of the house looked like Tom Selleck, so I was safe.

To make a VERY long story short :)

Great experience though!

Here I am checking out this guy's Musket ... yeah. It was pretty awesome. I wanted to touch it, but I didn't know how he would have felt about that or if it was allowed.

That sentence was as awkward as the picture.

Fort George was an amazing experience, and I really felt the actors played the scenes and portrayed that life well. It made me feel how it would be to live through such an epic event and time.

I really enjoyed my experience there, so much that I added a video of the soldiers shooting off the muskets as well as a video of just the all around cool vibes of the place.

I loved the music and marches. I think if I lived in that time, I would of had my favourite tunes and I would probably still be making some sort of music. Even if it was singing while I washed all the soldiers clothes :)

Enjoy them below!

Here is the cool vibes... :)

Here is the musket shoot-off!


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