Toronto in a Day

Monday, June 25, 2012

Matt was working in Toronto last week, so I met him up there Thursday night and spent Friday seeing as much as we could before we both flew home on Saturday.   A subsidized mini-getaway thanks to Matt's work.

Breakfast was at Tim Hortons, since there seemed to be one every kilometer.  It's a Dunkin' Donuts like shop and it was good.  Then we made our way to the Art Gallery of Ontario and walked through Chinatown, Kensington Market, Little Italy and turned around in Little Portugal, which we found not terribly obvious to be Little Portugal.  The walk both ways was 3 miles and took up the morning, including pizza in Little Italy. 

Early afternoon, we left Toronto for Niagara Falls, almost 2 hours away.  We did the one thing I said we HAD to do while there:  ride the Maid of the Mist boat tour up to the falls. We got very wet and saw lots of rainbows.  It was a beautiful afternoon.

We stayed for dinner at a second story restaurant overlooking the falls, then drove back to downtown Toronto to the hotel and a little late night snack out on the town.  Oh, is that Canadian Cash Cab?  Why, yes it is.  Thank you, Toronto for a little brush with celebrity.  Always exciting.

Thank you to my wonderful in-laws who not only took care of my kids the entire time, but also did not report any bad behavior.   Ignorance is bliss and the trip was a blast.  Thank you, Giddo and Tata!

6 Creative People Had This To Say:

Amanda said...

This is so cool! I'm so happy for you that you & Hubby got to do this together! <3

Katie said...

Toronto is fun, I've been there a couple of times.
Every spring Tim Hortons's does a promotion called "Roll up the Rim" where you can win donuts, coffees, bikes and cars. In 2003 we won a car! I actually hate their coffee but I have this undying love of Timmy's in general, thanks to winning a car :-)

Kristen, pajama mama said...

Katie-we heard about Roll up the Rim-that's crazy! And, I didn't care for their coffee too much either, but the Boston Creme made up for it...guess I'm kind of easy. :)

thanks, Amanda-we had a good time!!

Catie said...

That is so great! How fun! Glad you got a little time with the hubby. :)

Rachel said...

Glad you guys got some time away together, you both look super-cute in your rain ponchos! Nothing says romance like it, too bad you guys just missed tight rope man, but I think cash cab made up for it.

Grandparents are awesome, aren't they?

christygirl said...

Love, love, love, love, love!