Tuesday, May 12, 2009

O'Canada

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.

Yayyy us.

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.

Poor Torontonians.

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.

Sigh.

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.

13 comments:

Artistic Logic said...

typical american, hating on canadia

i <3 canada lol
vancouver is nice =)

Mrs. Cullen said...

Toronto is amazing. You must have gone on a cloudy or rainy day. Canadians are very nice. Canada is amazing. And you don't need to take a Canadian class to know those facts. I think everyone knows them.


K.

Falling Up said...

WHOAWHOAWHOAWHWHWHWHOAAAA

YOU LEFT THE COUNTRY? Go you! lol

You've been to Canada for a day and got homesick. How about when you travel the world with CC?

Faith in Writing said...

You should come to Australia! You'd think it was farmy, i think. The city looks nice though. Where do you live in the US?

I'm from the country, in the middle of Australia -well, near to it. I'm from a place where the red dirt rules and there are kangaroos and emus just 10km out of town (there aren't any in Sydney, where I am now though... too many houses everywhere)

We have a tower in Sydney..... I've never been up it because I'm a scaredy cat :)

Susan said...

ya know... you sound kinda dull ... no offense but maybe it wasn't the place ?

the girl in stiletto said...

i've never been to canada but i love canada LOL. well, i love anywhere on earth except very few places :P

p.s Falling Up, my email is beautifulsky51@ymail.com

The New Black said...

Fun trip! The Falls is on my list of things to visit. The only Canada I have touched is Vancouver...and just barely. :)

The Demigoddess said...

Yey for trips and all the fun that comes with it! I know some people who can give me the names of the leaders of powerful countries with the snap of a finger. I can't even remember the name of our vice-president! So hurray for you, for learning more about Canada.

FutureGirl said...

Wow - those are quite a stunning array of bold colours. England is a mistey grey for a long of the time: you never see boldness: even on sunny days, the colours tend to wash eachother out. Really nice ;0)

Real Estate in Toronto said...

I've never seen anyone who didn't like Toronto, it's absolutely a magical town. It's like a cleaner and nicer New York City. Plus there is loads of attraction to see, not just the CN Tower. Plus Canada has so much to offer, not just farms and apartment buildings. I wish people would look at the bright side of Canada and not just point out the obvious things every country has, go to Illinois and all you see is corn and beans and corn and beans again. Tell me that's not boring...

Take care, Julie

LiLu said...

I've never been to Canada. And I grew up in Massachusetts.

Who's an idiot for not taking advantage of the 18+ drinking law for 3 years?

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fuelMybrain said...

FABULOUS pictures in this post! It's been about 6 years since I've been to Niagra Falls and boy oh boy they didn't have that fun stuff there... I won't opt out next time we go up that way again.

David Abstract said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CF65H7j5Os

and that's all I'm saying.