Friday, 19 October 2012

What $100 will buy, or Canada Part 1

I am spending two weeks with friends and family in Ontario and am just about at the halfway point of my time here.  It is chilly in Canada, but the fall colours are spectacular (pics below).  I've caught up with old friends, spent copious amounts of time with my sisters, and eaten and drank WAY too much.  Oh, but it's been fun!

2 hundred dollar bills - but one with 1% of the value of the other.  Too bad I can't use my Jamaican money to buy things in Toronto!

I stayed the first weekend at the Burrows's, and on Sunday we had a fabulous feast with old friends. Nathan made strawberry custard pies and they were very yummy.

Corrie and I in our matching sweaters.
Good ol' Toronto public transit, how I've missed you...

Waiting at the streetcar stop with my siblings, after a successful day of wedding dress shopping (for Karen, who's on the right), yarn shopping (for me, who's taking the picture), and eating noodles, coffee, and cake. We looked in lots of shoe store windows (for Erika, on the left; Karen and I ogled  too), but we managed to contain ourselves.

I am writing this post from Bracebridge, Ontario, deep in the heart of cottage country. Karen, Erika and I, along with Pat, Karen's fiance, are staying at his parents' cottage for a couple of days.
The cottage is on an island in Lake Rosseau. If the sibling "togetherness time" gets too intense, it may turn into an Agatha Christie mystery.  I didn't do it, I swear!

Pat and Karen, enjoying the nice weather for our boat ride into town today.  We ate all the cookies, so we need to do some shopping.  Besides that, Pat and I are getting shaky from internet withdrawal...

Me and Erika, squinting into the sun and wind.
Just a glimpse of the fall colours for you.  The leaves are really spectacular right now.  It is Canadian splendor in all it's glory.
Next week is full of brunches, lunches, and drinks with everyone else I know in Toronto.  I may need to run around the block once or twice to keep warm and to burn some of the yummy food off!

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