Snow Shoveling Fun
Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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On arrival it was freezing cold with a harsh wind and snow everywhere. We lined up to find out where our other bus was leaving from and got more and more nervous as we heard everyone else in the line being told their bus had been cancelled due to the poor weather conditions. We nervously approached the desk but thankfully were told that ours was one of the only busses leaving that day. It quickly pulled in and we jumped aboard to find there were only three other passengers and ourselves
Thankfully she let us into the country and we settled down for the slow and nerve wracking ride to Toronto through the thick snow. Eventually we arrived, unfortunately a few hours later than planned, jumped on a train and were happy to find Audrey and Steve waiting to pick us up from their local Metro station.
When we arrived it was -15 degrees Celsius and it definitely felt it too.
After a great nights sleep and a lazy sleep in we were ready to explore Toronto and catch up with Audrey. We happily looked through photo albums of all her wide travels and chatted about life. In the afternoon, after we had shoveled the driveway so we could get the car out, Audrey took us to the local shopping mall, Yorkdale Plaza. It was huge and entertained us (read Carlie and Megan) for quite a few hours then we took the bus back, managing to find Audrey's house just in time to sit down to a lovely home cooked meal. Yum!
After another restful nights sleep we headed into Toronto city to do some tourist stuff
On our last day with Audrey we had a few things to take care of. To start the day Audrey kindly whipped up some lovely blue berry pancakes we soaked in Canadian maple syrup for breakfast. Yum! Our highest priority was getting a care package of Canadian food to our sister-in-law who having lived in Canada for two years was craving a few important food items. Audrey was nice enough to take us to the local SuperStore where we found everything we needed and then to the post office to get it back to Australia. All sorted we headed out to celebrate Chinese New Year and our visit at the lovely Mandarin Restaurant. Yummy! What a great meal it was too.