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Niagara - Dad's Birthday

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Just got back from taking my Mom and Dad for an overnight at Niagara Falls.
We lucked out and had great weather yesterday ... you take your chances in December .. but it was sunny and nice.

We send my Mom away once in a little while so she gets a break from her caregiving. It seems Dad was feeling a little left out since he doesn't get to go on vacations. My sister, Brother and I went together to give them a little night away in Niagara. I decided to go with them so my Mom had some help and company. We had a nice time even though it didn't go quite as planned.

My brother and sister in-law used their points to get us a BEAUTIFUL room with a view of the falls

We walked to the falls:

We got back to the room and my sister in-law had sent a tray of fruit, cheese and wine. It was Mike Weir wine .. which my Dad was very happy about. Mike Weir grew up near us .. so Dad just LOVES him !!!

Like I said we did have some challenges. We can no longer use escalators as my Dad's brain just can't handle them. He was fine going up but on the way down, my Mom got on in front of him and I was beside him holding his arm. He decided halfway on that he wasn't going ... and pulled back when I was already on. Mom and yelled that we would come back for him. Luckily there was a big man who was a good Samaritan. He grabbed Dad by the arm and got him on. That big gentleman really saved the day ... but the experience scared my Dad and he will not go near them again.

We had planned on going for dinner then walking to see all the Christmas lights. Unfortunately, after the treats and a glass of wine Dad wasn't feeling well so he laid down. He decided he didn't want dinner. My Mom and I popped downstairs for a quick dinner. We decided we wouldn't go out to see the lights and spent the evening in.
He was up and down most of the night, which he does quite a bit but that was fine as it was his little get away.

Even though it didn't go quite as we planned my Dad still loved his little get away. I'm so glad we did that while he can still enjoy it.


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    It is one of my dreams to go there and if it looks as beautiful as it does in the pictures I can't wait to save up!!
    3057 days ago
    CJ, you and your mom have the same sunny smile! So glad you treated your folks to a nice weekend away! You and Sean are good eggs!
    3100 days ago
    Wow, is that the view from your room? How awesome! I need to get to Niagra Falls!!
    Nothing ever really goes as planned, does it? I guess then difference is in this case you and your Mom need to provide all the resilience. I'm glad you had a nice weekend with your parents.
    3101 days ago
    I'm glad you gave your Dad such a treat, and that you were able to go along with your Mom to help out. Sounds like you had a good time even if not all went according to plan. You'll come to cherish these memories. Hugs.

    3101 days ago
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