Friday, February 17, 2017

Gnome auction

Dear travel diary; 

Today I find myself in a Gnome auction at the Better Gnome and Gardens show in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Today we are having an auction for charity.  The Senators Foundation helps to promote physical and mental wellness in kids.  It's a great cause that is drawing the attention of the home and garden crowd.
 
A great charity and seasonal treat that makes you want to tend to the garden.  Now, if the snow would just melt.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Monday, October 17, 2016

A view of vegas

Dear travel diary;
 
Today I find myself in the Eifel tower!  Ah, the Eifel tower in Vegas, not Paris.  But what a view!  But like Paris, it does have a lover's bridge where if you write your lover's name on a lock.  Then lock it to the bridge and toss the key away, it's said that you will be with them forever. 
 
The streets of Vegas seems so peaceful from up here.
 
Sincerely Nestor the Gnome
 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hungary in Winnipeg

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself hungry in the Winnipeg Airport.   So many choices.  Pizza or burgers?   Nope, it's definitely going to be a burger with onion rings!

Not bad way to wait for a plane.   Does anyone else seen the puddle underneath the engine?   Should I be worried? 

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome


Monday, November 2, 2015

Fort George

Dear travel diary;
 
Today I find myself exploring the historic Fort George, in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada.  The scarlet red uniforms are very sharp looking.  But life for an 1800's soldier looks a little too rough for me.  I'll stick to the garden. 
 
Sincerely Nestor the Gnome
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wine tour

Dear travel diary;
 
Today I find myself on a wine tour of the Pillitteri Estates winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.  A wonderful tour, full of free samples and great stories of the Pillitteri heritage.  The Carretto or Sicilian Cart (which is a center piece on both their label and in their showroom) was a preferred method of transportation in Sicily up until the end of the second world war.  The Carretto that is on display is one of four that was passed down through the Pillitteri family.
 
The wine cellar, the vineyards, the manufacturing, all top notch and worth a trip.  The only concern I have is who's going to drive me home after I sample all this fabulous wine? 
 
Sincerely Nestor the Gnome
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hat shopping in Niagara on the lake

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself wandering around the beautiful little town of niagara on the lake, Ontario, Canada.  Today is the end of the peach festival and the town is out in full force.  Dressed all in white,  the town is hosting an outdoor dinner,  serving all things peach.

The down town shops are wonderful.  Full of little boutiques, including a great hat shop.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

The hornblower

Dear travel diary;


Today I find myself aboard the hornblower.  A great boat ride under the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The sound of the roaring water is impressive.  The mist spraying on our faces.  What a great experience. 


I've never seen the falls from this angle.  It's so big!


Sincerely Nestor the Gnome


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Night life in Niagara Falls

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.   An exciting place,  full of things to do.   A walk along the famous Clifton hill is full of museums and horror shops. In fact we even saw one of the haunted houses catch on fire!  Later we saw the hydro electric generation station.  The most impressive was the Brock monument.

In the evening we even watched the fireworks over the falls!

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

Monday, August 11, 2014

Over the falls

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself visiting the amazing niagara falls in Ontario, Canada.  With a 180 foot drop there is a lot of water flowing over it. The sound of it is breath taking.

With all that rushing water,  it kind of makes me want to pee.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome

A night at the Military College in Toronto

Dear travel diary;

Today I find myself spending a night on the beautiful campus of the Military College in Toronto, Ontario.   The grounds are as beautiful as the architecture.

Even though there is a wedding being hosted, we are in for a restful night sleep.

Sincerely Nestor the Gnome