Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Canadian Adventure Day Three - Toronto Expo

Pat, Spo, Me and Someone - on our first ride of the night at the Expo Carnival


Folks, this is going to be a short post tonight because we want to get to bed early (especially my host).  But I did want to touch base with all of you and tell you what a wonderful time we had yesterday at the Toronto Expo.  

Dr. Spo and Someone arrived in Toronto at noon.  We had lunch then returned to Pat's place for the tour.  We chatted a bit then went to The Distillery in downtown Toronto.  After imbibing there, we (me actually) decided to go to the Toronto Expo, which (to me at least) is a carnival on steroids.  I haven't been to a carnival in um . . . . forty years?  Well folks, we went and had a FABULOUS time.  Did we go on rides.  Yes, we did.  Before we went on the roller coaster (a small one) Someone said "Are we going to scream like little girls now?"  Of course I said "No", because I'm too butch too scream "like a little girl."  Guess what?  Even better, wait until you see the video.  I'll try to post that tomorrow.  

Right now we're beat.  Very tired and after I make my journal entry I'm going to retire early.

Catch up tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. I am not sure you will want to go back home (lol)! It makes me feel good knowing you are having a fabulous time! Can't wait for the video and more pictures.

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    1. Nadege,
      Just got back from another busy day. My tour director Pat is keeping me so busy I hardly have time to write a blog. I'll try and get the video posted today.
      Ron

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  2. Enjoy yourselves!

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    1. We are Greg, we are!

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  3. The video's gonna be fun. I do so much hope that you disgraced yourselves by someone (I mean ANY of you) throwing up!

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    1. Ray,

      We saw "Into the Storm" at the movies yesterday. I am looking forward to your review. By the way, we did disgrace ourselves on the roller coaster ride. We all screamed liked little girls.
      Ron

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    2. Was going to give 'Into the Storm' a miss. But as you don't leave an inkling of what you thought will now have to see if I can fit it in.

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    3. Ray,
      Even though such a scenario of multiple tornadoes is highly unlikely, I have to give the producers of "Into the Storm" kudos for making a very entertaining film. The special effects were perfect. The acting? Not so much with the exception of the female lead. Actually, the poorest acting was by the male lead who I found out is an English actor. He was very stiff and not believable as the high school principal. The story line (such as it was) was hokey (corny) but still, I thought the producers of this movie put together a good movie. I give it 6 1/2 stars out of 10. I would be curious to read what you think of it.
      Ron

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    4. Oh dear! Now it looks like this is going to have to be a 'must' - only to get it in (both time and expense-wise) it's going to have to push something else out. Now let me see......Which one will have to go?.......
      (I've heard the same comments about that actor you didn't like, so I'm duly forewarned.)

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    5. Ray,
      His name is Richard Armitage. He is a good-looking man but seemed rather stiff in this role. The female lead, Sarah Wayne Callie, was much more believable. She has an interesting look too. I wish an actress like her would take some of the roles that seem to always be reserved for Scarlett Johansson. All the rest of the cast were believable too. The special effects were outstanding and the direction was top notch. Even though this movie probably won't win any Academy awards, it was good entertainment. I am really curious to read what you think of it. I consider your movie review as good or better than professional movie reviewers. That is what I like about the Internet, someone with talent like yours has the ability to share with the rest of the world.
      Ron

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  4. good pix of 4 of my boyfriends!

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    1. Anne Marie,
      The Fab Four. Wish you were here!
      Ron

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    2. nah, I'd only be a 5th wheel. I will just sit back and live vicariously thru your pix.

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    3. You know you are always welcome Anne Marie. But it would truly be a blast if you were along.

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  5. Fun to read about the other side of Canada. We never got past Alberta in all the years we lived there on the west coast.

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    1. the dog's mother,
      I am very pleasantly surprised with Toronto. It is one bustling, happening city. And here I thought Philly was cool. Toronto has Philly beat by a mile. Plus, there isn't the racial tension right below the surface as there is so often in America.
      Ron

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  6. Oh what fun this was! Seeing you two and going on the rides was the highlight of the week.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      So wonderful to reunite with you and Someone. Our visit was much too short. Just imagine spending a week together enjoying the sights and sounds of Toronto. We visited the India town festival, Kew Gardens, Kensington Market, Zippers, exploring new veggie restaurants - every day something new and different plus we play Scrabble at night when not attending a movie. Take an extra week's vacation next year and join us. Maybe we can even do the Edge Walk atop the CN Tower. I know Someone really wants to do it.
      Ron

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