Toronto – more fun in the sun

Toronto weather has amazing. Warm and steamy seems to be a struggle for the locals, but for this clan it is a blessing.

Friday was spent checking out the local environs and doing a little food shopping. Picked up the local versions of Coke, chocolate and chips (Coke, Cadbury and Cheetos – not so different). We also went in to town for lunch and visited G’s office – nicest building in town. It is the old general hospital transformed into a technology centre.

Toronto is very much like home – flat, grid pattern streets and streetcars down some of the main roads. Ding Ding.

CFL football at Rogers Centre was on the menu for Friday night. BC Lions visited town to take on the Toronto Argonauts. Good to see my plane buddy from Vancouver Tim Brown of the Lions do well. Toronto outclassed by the visitors in front of a small crowd. And the mayor here wants an NFL team…

Labour Day long weekend in Canada, so we travelled to Midland to stay with two of the loveliest people we have met. Carole and Joan opened their beautiful house to our little family and made us feel at home. It was almost as if we had known them forever.

Mitch enjoyed running under the sprinkler and getting Carole soaked with the hose. Burgers, salads, ribs, and other fine fare were consumed with gusto. Such a great couple of days.

We leave Tuesday for Washington DC to visit Obama and family. We say goodbye to our Toronto/Canada family with heavy hearts but terrific memories. Thanks to G, Rena and Sandra for letting us take over their house (especially Sandra’s bedroom/car) and hopefully we can reciprocate the hospitality in the future.

Photos will be uploaded once we get to a PC – hard to do from the iPad.