Well, Toronto got spared from most of the snow that is hitting the US and Canadian east coasts. The same could not be said for Niagara Falls, which already got 5-10″ and is still expecting another five more inches overnight.
These two pics (above and below) were caught with my Samsung S6 while on my way to troubleshoot issues at a branch office.
Labour Day is commonly known as the last long weekend of the summer in Canada and the U.S. Most people head out of town to cottages or to camp. This year, because I am doing a bit more travel than expected, I stayed in town.
What to do in Toronto? Well there are plenty of things to do! The CNE (locally known as “The Ex”) is still running, and for the first time, the annual Epilepsy Toronto Buskerfest ran this weekend at Woodbine Park. But before heading over to the Buskerfest, my girlfriend and I decided to go to church, then have lunch.
I’m a bit overdue to put up this post, since I had gone on this trip last week. Having no cellphone signal on the island was bad enough, although Rogers does insist that there is coverage on the island. Well, I was getting constant text messages saying “Welcome to the U.S.A.”. I guess this was to be expected, since Pelee Island is Canada’s most southern point.
Road Closed for Open Streets! Yonge Street, looking north from Shuter Street.
Well, it was raining on the Saturday night that had just past, and I was concerned that on Sunday it would be a bit too wet to bike out to Bloor Street and Yonge Street where Open Streets Toronto was being held. To my delight, the moisture dried up and it turned out to be a beautiful day! It was a great change from the heat waves that ravaged the city for the past few weeks.
Back off! Get your own butter! (Taken at Lobster Cooker, Freeport, ME) – LowFi filter applied from Instagram.
Well, with 1000 km’s under my belt as a warm-up for this year’s driving season (yes, it was a late start for me), it was time to step up to the big-leagues and head over to Maine. What prompted me to go? Well it wasn’t the seafood, that was for sure – I’m allergic to pretty much anything that comes from the water. I was purely in this trip for the drive and to see the sights! (Warning: Another very long read!) (more…)
Well…ok…I’m posting this on a Saturday… SNAPPY SATURDAY. HAPPY? LOL!
Several weeks ago, I got back into an old hobby of mine: cleaning and restringing guitars. I do play a bit of guitar and tool a bit with my two (almost) 30 year-old steel-string acoustics, which I may snap later on.
Anyway, my friend’s very well used and loved guitar is pictured here. I had offered to prep it (and have it “show ready”) for his son. This was because his son was going to use it to perform his first live performance.
If you want to see some of the “before” pics and some “after” pics, read on…