The reason for this trip has long faded from my memory, but my old paper travel journal tells me that Spousal Unit and I were in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) from September 14 - 16, 2013. Maybe we just needed a short getaway from the environs of Cleveland, Ohio, our home at the time.
My notes don't say where we stayed in Toronto, but clearly we had a front-row view of CN Tower. A 1,815-foot high concrete communications and observation tower, it was completed in 1976. Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.In those days, I was not meticulous about taking photos; the only record of our walking tour of downtown is the metal lawn art and this clever advertisement for a news channel. According to the journal, we took advantage of the Toronto live music scene. Downtown was also hopping since it was the last weekend of the Toronto Film Festival - I remember we were keeping our eyes peeled for famous people! (but we didn't see any!)
The next day, we drove south to NOTL and checked into the BranCliff Inn Bed and Breakfast, a beautifully restored building that had formerly been the school for NOTL for many years. My notes show that we had dinner and drinks just down the block from the B&B in a gorgeous Irish pub, and then followed a self-guided walking tour the following day. Regrettably, I have no pictures of the pub and only a few shots of quaint NOTL.
*Short post this week since I just returned from a three-day hiking/camping trip. If you need more reading material, check out these other posts that have been drawn from my travel journal: Belize, Virgin Gorda, Road Trip, and Grand Cayman.