Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 9, 2014 exploring Toronto

We had a lazy morning with eggs and toast and a beautiful view from the Jonas’ condo on the 27th floor.  It overlooks the Rogers Centre-Toronto Blue Jays stadium, Lake Ontario, and the CN tower was off to the left.

Lunch-street hot dog vender, one of our favorite places.  We took the subway to the Taste of Danforth, a Greek festival in the neighborhood where Kaye Leslie lives.  For over 20 years we have been guiding visually impaired people cross country skiing.  Today we had 2 blind people guide us through the streets and subways of Toronto.  That was unique.  They know their city.

At the festival, we found the beer tent with Greek music and dancing.  We shared a table with another couple and found out they were sailors.  Kaye was helping a friend at their restaurant for the weekend.  But she took the night off to have us over for a BBQ.

We walked back through the crowds to find an LCBO, the government owned liquor store.  Then we took a taxi to Kaye's house.   Liz and Jeff Hurdman were there along with Kaye, Chris, Silvia and us.  I had met Liz at Ski for Light this year and it was nice to meet her husband.  He was the grill master.  It was a wonderful relaxing evening and it was so much fun to visit our great Ski for Light friends in their homes. Kaye has a lovely home with an awesome kitchen, which we left in a total mess for her to clean up.  She has a small backyard and we were able to eat outside.  Wish I would have taken a picture while we were outside. 

Stadium and Lake Ontario


CN tower

Liz and Jeff Hurdman, Chris and Silvia Jonas, Kaye Leslie, Mary Roth

Kaye, Mary and Silvia enjoying a Scottish cream brought from Scotland

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