When I found out one of my angels might be coming to Canada to visit I was stupid excited and nothing could get me down. My whole week became a dream even though it wasn’t for sure.
I first started just dreaming about things we could do, but the second she confirmed that she could get the flight my dreams became a reality.
First stop was Toronto airport, I got there early as to avoid traffic. Then I had planned to take her down to Niagra falls. When I told her the plan, she was exctaic!
Because we were going outside of the peak season we were able to upgrade our room for a relatively cheap price.
The view was stunning, and as an extra bonus, we had a massage chair overlooking the falls!!
For dinner we ate at the keg, the hostess said it would be an hour and a half wait for a window seat, so we decided against waiting.
today would be a huge day for us
We had to check out after our breakfast, so we picked up the car and found a place to park it.
we decided to head out to one of the streets we passed by… A few hours of pictures and a small stroll we ended up at the most bizarre and interesting street.
Next plan was to head to an aquarium in Toronto! I was worried that she wasn’t interested in it, but it turns out she was really into it!
Elena and I got to pet matna rays, shrimps and sharks! No kidding!!
After the visit to the aquarium the plan was to drive back to Montreal and go-to smoke meat Pete’s!
However, we didn’t get out of the aquarium until after 6, landing us in Montreal just at about midnight. Elena was sleeping and when she woke we decided not to visit smoke meat Pete’s.
The next day was reserved for family visits. In the afternoon I made Elena pancakes, and she spoke with Cliff until he left the house, finally we were alone and she could get ready to go 😉
We walked through terracotta on our way to my sister’s place as an intro to pointe Claire. While my sister spoke with Elena I, like a good Uncle, got my niece all worked up and was swinging her around the room by her ankles. Showing off? Nah, it’s actually the normal routine with baby Ray.
After Carolyn’s place, we went back to pick up Mom and Cliff and headed to my aunt’s place.
We spent the next few hours lost in conversation with my aunt and uncle. We had a really good time and then we were treated to dinner at a fancy restaurant! We split a salad and a bottle of wine. I had the pasta (soooo good) and Elena has the chicken and a smoked Gouda poutine! For dessert she had an awesome chocolate volcano dish and I had the key lime pie.