Sunday, June 24, 2007

Day one in Toronto

We started our day a little late, because we didn't set the alarm and the boys slept until 8:00 AM, which must be a record. After breakfast at the hotel, we walked to the train station and took the train into downtown Toronto (about a 30 minute ride.)

We began at the CN building, which is the world's tallest. We went to the observation level first, where they have a glass floor that looks down over the city. A bit creepy. Then we waited in line forever to go up 33 more stories to the Sky Dome, which gave an even better view. Atlthough they were scared at first, the kids loved it. Alexander can't stop talking about being the the world's tallest building. I don't think he quite understands that it's the antennae that make it the tallest, not the SkyDome level.

We then went next door to the Rogers Center to see the Blue Jays play the Rockies. It was my idea of a perfect game. The Blue Jays won 5-0 in 2 hours 15 minutes, and we saw Frank Thomas hit his 499th homerun. We also ALMOST saw a no-hitter, which was broken up in the 9th inning. It was a very exciting game, and we had great seats, despite being in the top level. As Chris said, after being in the CN Tower, our seats seemed close.

Once the game let out, we ate vendor hotdogs that were $3 less than in the staduim, then walked to the Hockey Hall of Fame. We're not big hockey fans, but admission was included in the family pack we purchased, so we checked it out. It was exciting to touch the Stanley Cup, but all we needed was an hour there.

We then walked through a mall (noticing it was similar to every other mall in America) and took the subway/train/bus home. After dinner at McDonalds (yuck) we crashed at the hotel. Kids were all asleep by 9PM, so we should be able to get an earlier start tomorrow. It was a fun day. It is mentally tiring taking three kids around a big city, so we're also ready to crash.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys are having entirely too much fun! NO, you cannot move to Rice Lake!

Nana Phyllis