It’s that time again! I am back in Toronto for my annual trip to see my BFF &, boy, does it feel good to be home.
This time, I skipped flying & decided to navigate my way across the country by car, which was amazing–despite the fact that I had to spend a night in Sault Ste. Marie & it rained the entire drive. But it was worth every inch because I’m here now, back where I belong, &, despite the inclement weather, I managed to see some really cool things along the way.
There was my pitstop in Winnipeg where I spent a morning hanging out with animals at the Assiniboine Zoo (I managed to get up close & personal with some polar bears, snowy owls, buffalo, & a cougar, among other creatures) before crossing the longitudinal centre of Canada to spend some time on the shores of Lake Superior via Thunder Bay’s marina. I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing a Great Lake before & it’s something I suggest everybody throws on their bucket list–immediately. It ranks with the Rocky Mountains for me as some of Mother Nature’s finest work.
& now I’m in my favourite city with my favourite person, doing nothing on her front porch. & I’m so, so, so happy to be here.
We did all the tourist-y crap last year–climbing the CN tower, taking in a Jays game, & scoping out the city from the 51st floor at The One Eighty–but now we’re just taking it easy & enjoying the little time we have together. It’s not easy cramming a year of hanging out into ten days, but if anybody can do it… we can.