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... handy for hanging Christmas stockings. The weather was quite mild during our stay which was nice but I did wish it had snowed as that would have been the icing on the cake, but it was not to be.
We explored the town which was quiet due to the Christmas break.
On Christmas Day we drove to Niagara Falls which was only a short drive away. It was quiet there as well which was nice as we didn't have to ...
... Security had been heightened due to the recent shooting in Ottawa. Boots, scarf, ipad, not a problem. Paul's case? His needed to be hand searched, his souvenier sicilian rock and the suitcase scales requiring an extra inspection. The plane was delayed by several hours (not our fault), but as we had five hours in Toronto to make our connection, no stress.
Coming into Toronto Airport, the pilot reminded everyone ...
... station platforms are closed at night from 8pm to 5.30 am.
Went back to the Steam Whistle Brewery for another free taste of their beer before walking back to the hotel. From our hotel we walked through Chinatown and Kensington Market. There was fresh fruit and vegetables for sale on the footpath. Bought a small bag of cherries (3.99 a kilo) Back to the hotel for a rest before finding somewhere for dinner.
Went to the ...
... medical procedure, and then off to Burnley to watch Chelsea's opening game of the season. It was wonderful - I met some very crazy Chelsea fans and learned the words to some very rude songs. I saw Courtois', Fabregas' and Costa's debuts, Costa's first goal for Chelsea and Drogba's first game having returned after two years away. Much to the Chelsea fan's delight, he stripped off his shirt at the end of the game and threw it into the crowd.
I stayed in ...
... on both counts. Jason however recommends keeping his eggs on the dashboard of his van, and is never happier than when they are in full sun.
We broke camp for a second time and JJ headed west toward Detroit, while we drove east and back to Toronto. The weather had worsened a little and we settled in for some retail therapy. With 5 days remaining we decided to try for Montreal, the return journey would mean spending 2 days on the road, but the city had ...