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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Back From Toronto...Again

So I found myself having a blissful and enjoyable two days in Toronto last week...my 2nd home...my playground...my old stomping grounds...ahhh it's always fun to be back in Toronto...enjoying the pulse and pull of the people...the grumble of the traffic and the rumble of the streetcars and subways...I only wish I could have had the self comfort I possess now, for back then! C'est La Vie...

This trip was much more relaxed and calm, with only a few 'errands' to run upon arrival, so we found we had time to visit one of our favourite old places...when we lived there and were almost broke and only finding enough money for the essentials, we'd make our way to a park on the lake, by the yatch club...we get a bowl of soup, we'd enjoy the view, and we would try to adjust our small city souls to the big city's drum!...We happily found that the the view from our old spot was still as lovely and the day was beautifully blue and sunny...

...I sat for a spell mesmerized by the swans...I was delighted to see that they were still there after all the years and that their numbers were still plentiful...

...we continued on abit further to another of our favourite spots and it was also the same just perhaps alittle fuller with windswept trees...
The giant building overlooking the harbour and yacht club was still standing strong of course and it struck us as humorous that we used to long to live in a 'fancy' building such as this one...oh how dreams do change, ha ha...
...than Jonathan and I proceeded to the busy downtown core to surprise my best friend Judit at Koma, where she was putting in her monthly hours and where she sells her rugs...
...it felt nice to have time just to hang out at the store with Judit, take in some sun on Koma's front steps and enjoy the sounds of the city...
...as Jonathan and Judit conducted some business on their respective phones...
...I admired and basked in my best friends' talent...
....and as a massive motorcycle accident shut down the whole block we were in, we wished the accident victims wellness and luck and enjoyed the eery quietness that took over the street as streetcars and everything came at a standstill because well, the street was blocked by police, firetrucks and ambulance as the accident was investigated and secured...
...and even only away from home and the bunnies for a couple days...there were tale tell signs that they weren't far from our thoughts, ha ha....
...after Judit's chores at Koma ended, we meet up with her honey Ed and all four of us happily grabbed a table for a yummy vegetarian meal at Fresh on Queen...which was followed by a scrumptious most fantastic 2nd dinner (hobbit style) at 'La Brehandaise Creperie" an authentique creperie bretonne....ohhhhh it was sooooo nice and warm and cozy, filled with beautiful France/Paris accents, excellent music, warm colours, good company and cappuccinos...oh yeah and the incredibly decadent crepes!...Well, I could have basked in all of that goodness for quite some time...
...Alas, evening was growing long and deep and the boys had early morning meetings...so we made our way back to Judit and Ed's, my home away from home and the air mattress was blown up, pj's were put on, teas and beers were drank and than we were drifting off to much needed sleep when...munch munch munch...a mouse in the walls decided to keep us up all night long, ha ha....
So quite tired and abit anxious to get home, the next day the boys went off to work, Judit and I got abit of work in ourselves in the morning before going on a tour of houses and an hour long walk around Bathhurst street...knowing the hour to depart was fast approaching, we made our way back home, enjoyed some delicious homemade soup...then we dug up of yarrow in Judit's apple tree filled backyard, for me to take back home and plant in our garden...
...and around noon with some reluctant goodbyes and adieus, Jonathan and I hopped in the rented Jeep and made our way back home....it was an excellent 2 days in the city...but oh indeed it's always soooo nice to be back home too:D.
Until the next post, be well and be creative...

3 comments:

Judit Gueth said...

It's always nice to have you guys here! :-)
Love,
J.

Kathy said...

I loved your post and your photos are wonderful!

This post could so easily have been me talking about San Francisco. I'm in LA now, but lived in SF for about 6 years, and every time I visit there I feel exactly like you do in Toronto.

Have a wonderful week!

Jonathan said...

That was a great trip...and you got some wonderful pictures. Nothing more fun then crusing the streets and having you shoot pictures of the world as it passes by. Nice.