ziajojo Went with my mom to the September birthdays celebration at Fallsview Casino Niagara yesterday. The birthday girl didn't win any prizes but we had a nice dinner. This was my #vegan dessert. Looks like mostly grapes but there were #blackberries hidden underneath.

#fruit #latergram #vegan #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #vegetarian #healthy #healthyeating #healthybody #healthyfood #food #veganfood #veganfoodporn #foodporn #yum #yummy #instafood #delicious #hungry #instagood #tasty #foodie #delish #eating #fallsviewcasinoresort
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ziajojo View from our hotel room today. Seems odd to steer a boat so close to the falls. And strangely I have never done one of these tours of Niagara Falls although I have been here many, many times. Have you?

#niagara #NiagaraFalls #fallsviewcasinoresort #ontariotravel #ontario #travel #familytravel
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ziajojo A few more images from our Boldt Castle tour. The whole island (Heart Island) is shaped like a heart and there are heart shapes in the stonework of the buildings. We couldn't help but imagine big Great Gatsby-esque parties there, although the castle was ultimately never used as George Boldt's beloved Louise died during construction. The castle was empty and vandalized for 70 years.

#boldtcastle #ontariotravel #newyorkstate #rockportboatline #greatgatsby #1000islands #koacamping #rockport #ivylea #Gananoque #familytravel #travel #instatravel
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ziajojo We are back from our #KOAkamping adventure, sad to leave the 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA behind but happy to have some great new memories. Since I'm all about the food, here's some of what we cooked up at our cozy kabin. We put zucchini and potatoes on the bbq one night and followed that up with veggie burgers and vegan hot dogs. Yum.

@kampgroundsofamerica #zucchini #latergram #koa #ivylea #ontariotravel #vegan #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #vegetarian #healthy #healthyeating #healthybody #healthyfood #food #veganfood #veganfoodporn #foodporn #yum #yummy #instafood #delicious #hungry #instagood #tasty #foodie #delish
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ziajojo The Power House at Boldt Castle. This is the building where they intended to generate electricity for the island. George Boldt abandoned the entire castle project when his beloved wife died.

#1000islands #travel #travelontario #ontario #newyorkstate #boldtcastle #summerfun #roadtrip #KOAkamping
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ziajojo At the top of Boldt Castle, George Boldt's romantic gift to his beloved Louise, who died before the castle was completed. You can get to the castle, which is in the U.S., via the Boldt Castle cruise from Rockport Boat Line in Rockport, Ontario. (Bring passports!) Well worth a visit. The kids loved it too!

#1000islands #travel #ontariotravel #ontario #boldtcastle #newyorkstate #KOAkamping #travelnewyork #familytravel #summerfun
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ziajojo A view of the 6-storey Boldt Castle from the water, with Alster Tower (aka the Children's Playhouse) in the foreground. The castle fell into disrepair after George Boldt abandoned it. It has been and continues to be renovated to welcome visitors.

#BoldtCastle #1000islands #newyorkstate #travel #familytravel #ontariotravel #ontario #alstertower #KOAkamping #roadtrip #familyfun
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ziajojo Took a lovely tour of the 1000 Islands yesterday with Rockport Boat Line. What a gorgeous area to explore on a summer's day.
#1000islands #ontariotravel #ontario #travel #summer #rockport #boattour #boats #cruise #boldtcastle #rockportboatline #rockportcruises #familyfun
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ziajojo Drinks on the deck at our KOA kabin. This Chic Choc rum is made in Quebec with locally sourced spices. It has a lovely gentle spiciness. Here's how we did it:

1.5 oz Chic Choc Rum
3 oz ginger ale
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Mix together in a tall glass of ice and garnish with a slice of lemon.

#Chicchocrum #rum #cocktails #Quebec #drinks #vegansofig #gingerale
#KOAkamping
#KOA #1000islands #gananoque #travelontario #travel
6d

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ziajojo Pool time! At the 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA there are two pools, one with a hot tub and a slide. Best of all, they have a large, enclosed hot tub just for adults. 😀

@Kampgroundsofamerica #koa #KOAkamping
#pooltime #pools #summer #summerfun
#ivylea #gananoque #ontariotravel #ontario
7d

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ziajojo We visited with the handsome Stewie the pig at the 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA yesterday. He likes to eat dog treats. So cute.
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#KOA #KOAkamping
#ivylea
#Gananoque #ontariotravel #ontario #vegansofig #rescuepigs #pigs #stewiedapig
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ziajojo Miss Jolene (and her bro Ace) are digging the dog park at the 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA. A much-appreciated feature for a family with dogs.

@Kampgroundsofamerica #KOA #KOAkamping #kamping #dogs #dogsofig #dogpark #dog #beaglemix #beagles #rescuedogs #adoptarescue #nofilter #nationaldogday
1w

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ziajojo Summer fun at the beautiful 1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA. Today we tie dyed t-shirts.

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#kamping #KOA #KOAkamping #summer #summerfun #kidsart #kids #ontariotravel #Ontario #travel #familytravel #1000islands #ivylea
1w

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ziajojo Yay! New Margaret Atwood! Looking forward to reading this one, from one of Canada's very best writers.

#margaretatwood #theheartgoeslast #fiction #novels #bibliophile #writers #canadianauthors #canada #books #bookporn @penguincanada
1w

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ziajojo On the blog today, how we prepared our teen son's desk area for back to school. Including making these skateboard shelves.

#BTSReady #backtoschool #diy #skateboards #skateboarding #skateboard #skateboardshelf #desk #decor #teens #teensroom #boysroom #decorating
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