We finally got to the Canadian Horseshoe falls and we wanted to go behind the falls to have a look. But first I wanted to see the bus timetable so we could take control of things and plan when and where we were going. It turned out that we had missed the 2nd last bus back to Toronto and were stuck here for several hours more. I am 100% certain that I swore when I read that! Marion and Andrew still wanted to go to the casino to get some cards (a simple loyalty card you can get at any casino). So with all this extra time we did the behind the falls thing, alone.
Once again it was nice to get away from the two of them for some alone time. Behind the falls were man made tunnels which had two openings behind the Horseshoe falls and an open area where you could get outside right next to them. We had plenty of tourist photos taken while we were down there. As we returned to the surface again we exited into the gift shop, just like the Maid of the Mist. And once again we saw both Marion and Andrew waiting in the shop. I think it was at this point we were sick of them.
As I said they wanted to go to the casino, so you would think they would know how to get there, but they didn’t. We walked out of the building we were in, around it and back in, only to go upstairs and cross over a walk bridge to a seated escalator. Marion is afraid of heights and this escalator scared her. It only went up a bank over a distance of maybe 20 metres. It wasn’t a shear drop or anything but she didn’t like it.
We went into the casino and they had no idea where to go to get the cards or to have diner. Apparently they didn’t come in this way previously so they weren’t sure where to go. We found where to get the cards which was inside the gambling area. Kim and I don’t like to gamble and we don’t really like casinos, but we suffered through it. Marion and Andrew thought we could eat at the buffet, but when we walked past it, it was chocker block full of people so we said no to that idea. We didn’t want to get stuck waiting and miss the last bus back to Toronto. We ended up eating in a pub sort of arrangement downstairs. The food was good and me being me shouted Marion and Andrew to dinner.