One of the many pleasant surprises I have discovered during my visit to Canada are the street cars of Toronto. The last time I rode a street car was during a quickie visit to San Francisco in 1974. Prior to that abortive visit (yet another interesting story that I have yet to share on this blog), I rode street cars during my brief residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the winter of 1963.
I love streetcars. I clanging sound. The certainty that they will arrive at their destination without running out of gas. The frequent stops. The ever changing cast of characters who get on and get off "the next stop." What a wonderful way to experience the true soul of a city like Toronto or any large metropolitan city. I think it is a shame that so many large cities have done away with their street cars and thus lost some of their character. I hear that Pittsburgh no longer uses street cars. More's the pity.
By the say, Pat's reference to the board game Scrabble. We've been playing Scrabble at Pat's house since I arrived. I haven't played Scrabble since I was knee high to a
Have a great day!
|Two Old Geezers on the loose in downtown Toronto - Watch Oout!|