Monday, August 29, 2016

Toronto, Here I Come!

Pat and I at our quick stop at Niagara Falls last year


The blog header photo above is of the Eaton Center in downtown Toronto.  I took the photo last year when I visited my Canadian Best Pal, Pat. Tomorrow I return to Canada!

I'm always nervous before one of these trips, especially when I have to take a plane.  My friend Larry M. was going to pick me up and take me to the airport but he had a medical emergency.  He's in the hospital now.  Bill will take me to the airport.  

I think I have everything packed.  And yes, I did cut down on my shirts.  Only the one I'm wearing, a spare shirt and a pullover.  Man, it was hard to made that cut.  I probably only need two shirts.

My flight is to Buffalo where Pat will pick me up and we'll spend the night in Niagara Falls at a bed and breakfast called the Greystone Manor. We'll hit the slots at the casino.  And I will see Niagara Falls. Yes, I am impressed with Niagara Falls and plan to take a lot of pictures. We didn't spend enough time there last year.  Pat was in a rush to get to Toronto. I slowed him down this year. He's not as impressed with Niagara Falls as I am.  

I have my passport packed, prescriptions, underwear, toiletries, and (so important) chargers for my iPhone, Apple watch and Macbook Air.  What did I forget?  That always worries me.

Exciting times folks.  I'll try to keep you all updated via my blog.  

Pat and I in the Kensington section of Toronto last year with a "friend"

16 comments:

  1. Yes Sir... lots of photos.. so us down here in Louisiana can see.

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  2. Have a wonderful time!

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  3. Enjoy the trip. I love how you photos look at the top. I started making mine bigger too. lol Love to play with the blog. I'm excited to follow your blog and hear about your trip and see your pics. Amazed you have taken so little to wear! lol Maybe room for some souvenirs! Enjoy! oh, hope your friend is ok.

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    1. Back Porch Writer,
      Another adventure!
      Ron

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  4. Hey Ron - I don't have the packing to do - but a busy morning before I greet you at the airport. And I'll stay off food so we can eat at Wegman's. Lots of time to spend in Niagara Falls. How about a $20 limit at the slots. Hope we win so you can brag to your neighbour Barbara. Also this year you might take a shot of Yorkdale Mall. My fave. And of course, tho I don't know what you'll think, but I'm looking forward to showing you my future home - Hamilton On. Just 42 miles from the Big Smoke where I have spent all my life. Going to be an adventure.
    Pat

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  5. Ron - of course I'm sorry to hear about Larry. Always enjoy our company together. Please send my best wishes to him when you communicate next. Perhaps he'll be okay to take you back home from Philly.

    Pat

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  6. I know you'll have a fantastic time and I'm looking forward to your updates and adventures. I'm really sorry to hear that Larry is in the hospital.

    BTW, I love that last photo with you, Pat, and the witch.

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    1. Jon,
      Larry's not in good shape. I will definitely enjoy Canada and My time with Pat. Photos and videos to come!
      Ron

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  7. I wonder what film(s) Pat will drag you along to see - or is your time there too important to waste on such fripperies? If you do go I hope it's something that hasn't opened here yet.

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    1. We will see some films Ray. Definitely.

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  8. Relax and enjoy. Enjoy the flights.

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  9. Enjoy your travel ROOOOOON

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  10. Thanks you rheinbe!
    Ron

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