|Pat, Spo, me and Someone at the Canadian National Exhibition last August|
This morning I made my reservations for my annual end of summer trip to Toronto, Canada. I got a good rate too! Under $300 for a round trip!
|Downtown Toronto (photo taken by Pat)|
Last year was my first trip to Toronto since Bill and I spent our honeymoon traveling through Canada in 1965. In that year we visited Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa. I never thought I would visit Canada again in my lifetime until I met Pat a year and a half ago in August of 2013.
The above video was Day Two after I met Pat in August of 2013, when he drove down from his home in Toronto, Canada to Rehoboth Beach to get his old time photo made with me. You know me and my old time photos. By the way, he's coming down again this year as soon as my leg heals, so we can do another old time photo with our friend Larry Meredith. This was the first "Ron and Pat" videos. The beginning of a You Tube tradition!
|Pat, Larry and me at Old Time Photo last year - we get a new photo this June|
Pat and I do three trips a year. One in January to Los Angeles.
The second one at the beginning of summer in Rehoboth Beach.
And the third trip to Pat's home in Toronto to celebrate the end of summer.
|Pat's minimalist home in Toronto, Canada|
I love Toronto! What a pleasantly surprised to discover that Toronto is a very diverse city of many different types of people. White, black, yellow, brown. Different religions, ethnicities and and cultures and I didn't feel the "you're different, you don't belong here" vibes that I feel in most places here in the country of the land and free, the United States of America. The only exceptions (for me) where I didn't feel this animosity from most of the regular, "family type" white folks was Provincetown, Massachusetts and this past January in Los Angeles, California.
|A typical neighborhood Toronto street - Toronto isn't all skyscrapers and film festivals|
|Pat helmeted up and ready to travel the clogged Toronto streets|
Pat and I will just have to manage on our own to have a good time without Dr. Spo and Someone.
We can do that. Look for the Ron and Pat videos on You Tube. You know they're coming!