Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Da City

Today we had to make our way from the east end ALL the way out to Mississauga. Once again I have been very impressed with the great transit system this huge city has.

We hopped a bus right in front of my daughters place, which took us to the subway station. From there we travelled south to the junction of the various subway lines. We paused for a snack after following our noses to a sweet little bakery! Then we hopped on the westbound subway which took us out to the Islington station where my eldest daughter picked us up.

That trip took us about an hour and a half.

Eldest and I had a drink and chit chat while the youngest was at her dr. Appointment. We picked her up then wandered around a bit while we figured out where to eat out by the airport. This cute elderly gentleman kept coming by our table to admire my youngest deep dimples. It was a hoot!
Well, we had to say our goodbyes and order Uber to get us through rush hour to the east end!
Man, I sure got to see Toronto at it's nightmare time! Our young driver was great. He wasn't afraid to zig and zag up side streets to get away from traffic snarls, accidents and construction.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Travel

I'm not really up for long distance driving anymore. I was headed to Peterborough, then on to Toronto the next day. My only option was the Greyhound. I sort of understand why the bus only runs Fridays and Sundays now. Even being March school holiday, there were only 4 on the bus. I don't think our fares would have covered the fuel, given that two were students and two were seniors.

When my kiddies were young, I took them to visit their family in Peterborough several times a year by bus. It was a lot less stressful than driving a car full of scrappy youngsters.

Toronto has been interesting. Daughter and I hiked down to Queen St. W. today. We wandered through yarn and bead shops and enjoyed an interesting cup of rose tea. I think I could get to like that. Tomorrow we are off to Mississauga to meet up with my eldest daughter. This is quit and adventure for this country bumpkin old gal!

Monday, March 11, 2019

I'll be back

Taking some time off. Be back in a couple of weeks. As for you, yes you the person who likes to attack a private individuals personal beliefs......GET LOST!