So do you want to know where my hungry stomach travelled while in Toronto? Here goes!
As mentioned in some earlier posts, my main reason for going there was to spend quality time with my love-em-to-pieces parents (I could devote a whole blog just to them, and talk about how they're fun and quirky one minute and can drive me up a wall the next - but I WON'T ... breathe easy Mom). My driving-impaired brother (he thinks he's a good driver, but his history begs to differ) was also around the day I landed at Pearson International. The idea was for me to fly in from NY, him to drive up from Ottawa, pick me up from the airport and then both of us would show up at our parents' doorstep and give them a happy surprise for my Dad's birthday. Of course, since I was silly enough to factor in my kid brother into the equation, things didn't quite work out as planned. Let's just say that after a rather hectic morning, we all decided to calm our frazzled nerves by doing what we do best - EAT. It really has been ages since I've been back home, so all these new restaurants have popped up around the neighborhood. One of them being Eddies Wok N Roll.
Speaking of tastebuds, I decided to take mine down memory lane. On my second day in Toronto, I went down to my old hunting grounds - the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. It's been years and YEARS since I've been back there. Not since that last windy afternoon when I wore my graduation robe and posed giddily with my fellow grads at our convocation.
Talk about nostalgia! How to describe that feeling of walking out of from the Queens Park subway station, surrounded by university students (gosh, can't believe I was one of them, so serious, so eager, so UNfashionable!) and confronting the sights that I had been so used to seeing at one time? There was a moment when my adrenaline spiked with the thought "Sh!t, do I have a paper due?!", but fortunately that passed and what I was left with was a pleasant buzz that kept me smiling for the rest of the day.
Isn't he a handsome devil?!