Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day Tripping

My brother-in-law and I drove to Toronto yesterday to watch Billy Elliott The Musical.  It was wonderful and fun and we both want to return for closing night.

We had some time to walk around before the show started.  Mike and I lived in Toronto for a few years but moved away 10 years ago.  As much as I love the city, I didn't really enjoy living in the city.  It is kind of an unwritten rule that you are not supposed to make eye contact when walking down the streets of Toronto.  It goes against my nature and as a result, I had some interesting encounters when we first moved to the city.  Three years of city living was enough for me but I love to visit.

I can't remember the last time I was in the city so I instantly enter tourist mode as soon as we exit the parking garage.  Head flicking from side to side.  Accepting pamphlets as I walk down the street.  Dropping coins in cups.

Living Statue

The Doors of Massey Hall

Old City Hall
I don't think it will be quite so long between visits next time.


  1. I like day tripping to the city too. Actually that may be our only trip this summer - day ones!

  2. I was in Toronto once as a child, but I'd really like to return! Hope you get to go back soon.

  3. I'm ready for a little trip myself. It is always nice to gain a new perspective.

  4. sounds like a fun outing. i am like you with the love to visit the city but don't want to live in it. and esp. when it comes to the super busy, self centered, don't look at anyone rule - i always get a little jaded by the cold austerity of it all...

  5. Fun!! I haven't been to Toronto in ages...glad you had nice time.


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