Canada: Our Friendly Neighbors to the North

Well, not so much the Customs agent who works the border and hassled me about failing to stop at the stop sign prior to approaching his little booth (it’s a damn lie!). 


Regardless, we had a lovely drive from Niagara to Toronto. 


Along the way we stopped at a tourist area for maps. That guy was much friendlier and told us that we were just in time to catch the Canadian National Exposition (CNE). Not having any better plans for a Friday night, we decided to meet up with Aruna and head that way.


The Canadian National Exposition is a lot like the Del Mar Fair. There was a carnival area with lots of carnies (small hands, smell like cabbage). Since none of us had eaten dinner, we started with the food. We found a giant food pavillion and headed right for the Poutine.


Poutine is a Canadian delicacy that consists of french fries drenched in gravy and cheese curds. In addition to the traditional Poutine, we also triend the Canadian Poutine (had bacon) and the Mexican Poutine (had assorted Mexican toppings).


Next we enjoyed hot waffles and ice cream. 


I tried a palm reading to see what the future holds (master bucket list, check!), but all I learned was that I am surrounded by negative energy and while I may think I am pretty happy and others may think I’m really happy, on the inside I am a mess and for a small additional fee, Madame would be happy to remove the energy for me…


I decided to lug my negativity away with me and spend the rest of my Canadian dollars on drink instead. We found a lovely “beach”, ordered some sangria and enjoyed watching the rest of the crowd wander by.


About isherri

I'm a family engagement expert who travels for work and for pleasure. In fact, I’m half hippy, half clown, latte sipping, brunch munching, MINI driving, rabid social media enthusiast.
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