My family and I went to Canada for a day this past weekend.
And I got homesick.
I'm such a party animal, I know... woooooooooo.
The first thing we did when we got to Canada was go to Wal-Mart.
We all had to pee and passed all the rest stops, and Wal-Mart was like a beacon of light calling us to their washrooms.
My last semester at University, my sister and I took a Canadian culture class together and learned the history and demographics of good ol' America Jr.
It was quite exciting to be able to list off random facts and be able to say who their prime minister is,(Stephen Harper), what their favorite past time is (shimmy hockey) and what the October Crisis was about (terrorist acts committed by the Front de libération du Québec).
We sounded like geniuses.
We drove a good while and reached Toronto. Toronto reminded me SOOOO much of Gotham City from Batman. It was gloomy and depressing and I kept thinking that it would be just our luck that the underdogs of the city might rise up all of a sudden and try to take over.
I did not see what everyone else saw/sees with this city. There were a bajillion apartment complexes. The most I've seen in my entire life. And it was just dark. Granted it was raining, however, the skyscrapers alone were blocking the sun out.
We did what all the tourists there do. We went straight for the CN Tower.
It cost us $21 per person (five of us decided we wanted to spend that much, the other three decided to use their brain and opted to sit outside,play with a Frisbee/fly a kite, and wait for the rest of us) to ride an elevator that didnt even reach the top of the tower.
So much money wasted.
My brother and I were too chicken to watch as the glass elevator escalated upwards (and downwards).
But on a positive note, it is indeed considered one of the Wonders of the Modern World. So I'm glad I spent all that money and was able to see at least one of the Wonders. (Please don't yell at me, CC)
After Toronto we perused on down to Niagara Falls.
I've been there a million times before and it wasn't anything spectacular this time around.
Although they did build this entire new place right around the corner from Niagara Falls called Clifton Hill. It was sooooooooooooo freaking cool. I dont even know how to describe it. Just look at the pictures:
Anywho, Canada is such a farmy country. We probably passed a million farms and wineries. And it's like the entire country smells like cow dung. (No offense to Cheryl and any other Canadians out there)
It is really really nice in certain areas, though. Actually a lot of the places we went to were really nice and clean. People are extremely polite and friendly. And during the entire trip, there we didnt hit a single pothole.
Canada is nice to visit and all, but I would never ever want to live there though .
It just ain't home.