Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blame Canada

To celebrate the Rileys turning one, we headed to beautiful New England and joined the leaf-peeper ranks. (I know what you're thinking, Canada is NOT New England. Gettin' there...). It was a great trip! This was really the reason I wanted a fall wedding - the fall anniversary.

Like most adventures, ours started on the airplane. Where the MOMENT we hit cruising altitude, the person in front of me on each flight would inevitably crank their seat back and leave it in its non-upright position for the duration of the flight. What is WITH me and my luck in this arena? The seat cranking was followed closely by the captain's announcement detailing in full the delicious breakfast being served on the other side of the first class curtain. Like it would have been so impossible to just tell the eight people within earshot?

We flew into Rochester, where Noah and I had our first conversation about getting around. It went a lot like this...

Me: So, you Mapquested the directions to the hotel?
Noah: No.
Me: For reals, you didn't?
Noah: Yeah.

Not a big deal, after an unsettled glance from the Enterprise guy, we eventually made it to Niagara Falls, where we had our first conversation about accommodations.

Me: So, where are we staying?
Noah: In Canada.
Me: For reals, we are?
Noah: Yeah.

And it's a GOOD THING. Canada is so much more hip than the United States. They have their side of the falls thing DOWN. We saw the Falls, got drenched on the Maid of the Mist (which, from Noah's priceless grin, you can tell he enjoyed immensely more than I), and met a sweet couple celebrating their 50th anniversary - they had honeymooned there and come back every year since. So sweet.

Also, to commemorate Noah's first visit to Canada, we took a picture with a "real" Canadian Mounty. Which I kept confusing with "bounty hunters." Tell me, what's not to confuse about the two?


ben and natalie said...

Looks like you guys had fun, can't wait to hear all about it!

The Thomas Family said...

That's right. Blame Canada for all the wonderful things in life... :) Glad you guys had a fun anniversary. Love the pics.

whit said...

sounds like so much fun! i LOVED canada - hope to go back some day! you guys are so cute!! congrats on the one year! were only a month behind ya! im so excited!!

su-tang 3000 said...

Allison looks good in those sunglasses.

Claire said...

Hey sweet! I'm glad you guys made it back safe and had a great time!

Paco Belle said...

Well, I must say that any blog entry that features Dog the Bounty Hunter is OK in my books!

Skipper said...

You know, I can see how a Mounty and a bounty hunter would be confused. Is all in the muscular upper body and gigant belt buckles.

Lane and Whitney Blake said...

Lane and I went to Niagara over the weekend, it was such a blast!! I asked Lane if he had seen your blog since you two just went there. Congrats on the year mark... that is awesome!

Lindsay said...

Hi Alison: How are you guys doing? It was good to see your blog and see what you guys are up to!