Toronto In The Last Days
2016-07-20 Mete From Turkey and His City
So many great people & places. So little time.
Our last day has been made courtesy of Meta, Julia and their two
Yesterday we made it to Toronto, skated the Park the met with Mete,
the fun, fast talking and fascinating Canadian Turk. After dinner at the
park we returned to his house. Cool place that includes a giant tree
fort--befitting someone whose livelihood is million dollar remodels and
office interiors. Its no wonder the house is so nice. It's like one of
those movies where you walk into what looks like a small place it it
just keeps on going, and going...
Then there's the motor madness out back. See below.
I even played Chess for the first time in 15+ years.
This morning we checked out his sailboat and bought a pedal for his
daugter's piano. And I got to play again, too. One thing I miss on the
motorhome is being able to hack at the keys. We now have a leisurly trip
to Buffalo, probably crossing through Niagra sometime tonight after
Unfortunately, we didn't get to fly in Toronto, but we sure enjoyed
Paramotor People of Canada, you've been awesome. Thanks for showing
Tim & I incredible hospitality and and a damned good time.
Black Squirrel. Never seen one.
Hanging out in the parking lot at Woodbine beach
before having dinner down there.
Driving through Toronto. We wanted to go up in the CN
Tower but it didn't work out.
The man and his motors. There are more flying
machines here than meets the eye.
Check out that tree fort.
Ashley is learning to play chess so we had a game of
it. I'm enjoying that brief moment in time when I can beat her. It has
been 15+ years since I played but it mostly came back.
The Enterprise in front of their place. Ultimate
convenience bringing our house to their house.
Day 2: Park & Boat
After some tasty breakfast kibbles we took to yet another pretty
little walking path to check out their MacGregor 26 Sailboat and hang
out. These are some fun, adventurous folks.
The clan. Meta, Jasmine, Ashley and wife Julia.
Charlie sniffed crotches underfoot.
Guard dog Charlie will lick-to-death any criminal
that dares threaten his family. The path to Lake Ontario is well
"marked" by him.
Wildlife included this vulture dining on something
that will no longer be dining on anything. Scenic Humber Park follows
the Humber River all they way to Lake Ontario. It's almost immediately
behind their house, maybe 2 rows of houses away.
That bridge above us? It's the Toronto subway
emptying out here at a park near there house. Very handy for them to go
Mete points to the fabric sign made to a look like
wood. They even let us in.
We're learning a lot about marina life and find there
are many flavors. Here people lease a dock but that includes the land
right in front. Very cool. Very RV Campground like. Marinas are the RV
parks of mariners.
On the boat, a very clever use of space makes this
towable sailboat. They spent 21 days aboard this craft in Florida one
In the sailboat looking aft.
Looking forward with Mete beside the Lav.