Okay, so when we last left Karla May, she was looking forward to an insanely early wake up time for bit of whirlwind travel up to our neighbors to the north. So yeah...Monday, I go get Jaye at 5:00am. We get to ABIA at 5:20. Get onboard (pretty much) on time, and head to Cincinatti. Yeah, I've never been there either. Anyway, everything's on time and okay but, for some reason, we're on these little regional jets. And what does that mean to me? Time for Xanax!! Yay!! I actually managed to sleep for part of the flight, which is like HUGE for me. Anyhoo, we get there, have some breakfast, then board the next little regional jet to Toronto.
Answer me this: Every leg of this trip we took, the planes were (surprisingly) full. So why the little pipsqueak planes? Eh? What, Austin ain't good enough for a "real" plane? And also: Why isn't the word "pipsqueak" a more frequently-used word?! I mean, it's AWESOME!!
We land in Toronto around 12:45pm EST. Get to the hotel, check in, etc. I BEG Jaye for a Disco Nap. She allows. So 45 mins. (and VERY refreshed) later, we venture out. Get on the TTC and head to the area near the CN Tower. It's about 2:30 now, so we're hungry, and we stop off at a pub for some grub. And a couple of ciders.
Is it just me, or is this sign for the men's room both counter-intuitive and funny at the same time?
It was cold and clear in Toronto. The kind of cold where you're fine if you're in the sun, but the minute you step into the shade and that wind hits you, damn, you're COLD.
One thing about Toronto that reminded me of Austin: building and cranes EVERYWHERE.
Anyway, we get to the tower, and it costs $26 fookin' dollars (Canadian, of course...which means it was more in Amerikhun dollars, because ours is running about $.95 to $1.00 of theirs). So yeah. But then we decide to pay the extra $9 to go to the "Sky Pod"--the extra super special high part of the tower that's another 33 stories (or "storeys" if you want to go all Canadian with your spelling) up. We're suckers. But you know what? It was pretty damn cool, and we lucked out on the crystal clear day. But hey, CN tower folks: Maybe if you didn't charge so damn much for the tickets to go up, people could actually afford to enjoy and buy food and drinks in your nice, swanky, EMPTY bar/restaurant.Just a suggestion...
Let's get to the million dollar views, shall we?
Downtown, to the north and a bit east-ish of the tower.
The lakefront toward the west.
A huge dork.
The "Sky Pod" explained.
This view is what 9 extra dollars buys you. That roundish structure at the bottom of the frame is the part of the tower where the previous photos were taken. Yeah...we were TOTALLY high.
Okay...part 2 of this post is going to be tomorrow night because a) I'm tired, b) yesterday was BH's birthday and I wasn't even here, so I feel like I'm double-neglecting him by sitting here blogging, and c) there's oh so much more to tell.
Good night, friends.