Flying? surely thats cheating...?
Trip Start Oct 04, 2004
102Trip End Ongoing
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Anyway thats my politics over with back to travel!
The original plan was to catch the bus back to Seattle and then connect with another train to travel 48 hours to Chicago. Now although the scenery would have been amazing - i very much doubt the 48 hours would have been, so, which some of you might class as cheating, we booked a flight instead! It was only $200 and it would only take 4 hours to get to Toronto saving a day and a half of travelling.
As with most mornings after the night before on vodka, we woke up with the worst hangover yet! But to be fair i'm always hungover on planes so i'm used to it by now! We were flying on an airline called Harmony, a bit like England's Easyjet but with Food and movie included. Dan had the pleasure of sitting next to a shrewd business man that in between chatting up the air hostesses, told him his life story, and that he knew the guy that owned the airline - funny that he wasn't sitting in Business class?! Appaarently the guy who owns the airline got so annoyed with the other airlines, he bought 4 planes himself and set up his own airline - as you do?!
Friday 15th October
We arrived quite late the previous night due to clocks going forward 4 hours, so only did the mandatory getting lost at midnight thing we had got accustomed to
We awoke to find Toronto in one of there worst storms they had in a few months. After speaking to the campest gay guy on reception we found out that on our budget and with this weather there wasn't actually much to do in Toronto. The CN tower was probably our best . Great another tall tower! Although to be fair it was the tallest tower in the world so it would be good to go up. So off we went getting soaked in the process.
Now you would think that one of us would have been clever enough to work out that when there is a storm, there are usually clouds involved. So going very high in the sky probably wont be the best thing. Well not us. After paying the mandatory extortionant entrance price and listening to the same rubbish by the lift operator we got to the top - which is when we realised. Yep, we had just paid to look at clouds! You can sort of see what i mean by looking at the photo of my feet. The only fun we had up there was annoying the Japanese. i was standing on a reinforced window, but the Japanese were to scared to stand on it, instead balancing on it metal supports. We took great pleasure jumping on the window and making the Javanese jump off [we got this on video as well - very funny].
We got bored of this after 10 minutes so headed back to ground zero. The lift ride was weird though. We were travelling down at the same speed as rain, so it was like we were racing the rain to the ground, yep we got bored with that after 10 seconds! We trundled back to the hostel disgruntled and wanting to leave Toronto as soon as possible. It was at the hostel we saw a flyer for another hostel in Niagra Falls it was only 2 hours a way on the bus, so with our stay at Toronto cut short we headed for the Greyhound station and got out of Toronto as quickly as we could!
Ive had a few people moaning about my spelling and grammer (mum) well sorry but i went to a crap comprehensive and dint like English, so you'll have to put up with it for the time being oh and the spell checker is American!
Joke of the Day
A blonde, brunette and a redhead run to the top of a burning building. Below, a few firefighters are holding a blanket telling the redhead to jump.
When the redhead jumps the firefighters snatch the blanket away and she hits the concrete.
When the firefighters ask the brunette to jump she jumps and again they pull the blanket away.
When the firefighters ask the blonde to jump she replies, "I don't trust you, so just put the blanket down and back away."