Toronto stop-over

I’m heading home to Belleville for the weekend. I’m taking the train. Since my last train trip in December ran late, I was able to use that ticket stub to get a discount.

If I was thinking about it, I probably would’ve gotten the train next week. Since it’s Easter and all. But my parents aren’t really doing anything for Easter and my sister is staying in Ottawa. So I suppose I could use a nice, quiet long weekend at home.

I took the bus into Toronto. I’d love to take the train, but connections through Toronto on the train are pretty abysmal. I would have had to leave at 6:30 in the morning to make it work. I’ve done that before, and it’s never fun. This is supposed to be a nice, relaxing trip. I don’t want to spend half my time recovering from getting up that early.

I took today (Thursday) off, as well as Friday, giving myself an extra long weekend. It just happened that today was the first day we’ve had above freezing in a while and I really wanted to try to melt some channels for run-off off my roof. I really have to figure out ths roof thing for next year. It’s getting a bit silly. So far, though, I haven’t had a leak.

Taking the day off also meant I got to spend some time with Ellen before I left. Which was also nice.

I had an hour and a half to wander around the train station. For no good reason, I decided to walk along the Skywalk to the convention centre. It turns out that Canada Blooms was on. They were closing up when I got there, but I got to walk by the displays without any crowds around. I got to smell lots of blooming flowers, and read pamplets on green roofs and living walls. It’s a neat thing to see.

I’m on the train writing this. Not connected this time. I’m saving it in an offline editor. I’ll upload it when I get home.

3 thoughts on “Toronto stop-over

  1. matt

    Hey!

    That means you’re back in town!

    Aiming to get together?

    Drop me a line.

    (Saturday night is probably best for me, but I’m sure I can swing something else too.)

    Good to hear the time off has been good so far!

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