Nom de Plumage

November 20, 2011


Filed under: Travel Journal — nomdeplumage @ 6:00 pm

Another early start and the obligatory stop for gas and the essential coffee and donuts. The route altered and we drove along a more coastal way and more scenic. The closer we got to Toronto the more excited I became. The freeways here are massive. There are six lanes in either direction and all of them are full with traffic. My first impressions of the city was very impressive. A modern city, situated on the very edge of a gigantic lake. Our first stop was at Dura and Kathy’s friends, who live on the outskirts of the city. Living in a modern condo complex that offers everything to make life comfortable. There are two swimming pools, a gym and sauna, library, entertaining room, bar and open fire place, squash court, golf course and a children’s play area. All this for a very reasonable price. Lila and Dragan’s apartment is on the sixth floor and they have a wonderful view of the city.
Our hosts prepared a wonderful late lunch for us. In fact, it was a feast of salads, meats, sweets and drinks. Relaxing and enjoying the company, we waited until the peak hour traffic subsides before we even attempt to go back into the city.
By 6:30pm we make our way into the city. The coastal lake drive opened up the city to a wonderful marina with a magnificent array of yachts, a footpath/bike path with the young and old using it for walking, cycling and roller blading. Glass condo’s climb ever higher and ever more as the financial prosperity of the city is in full bloom and the wealth is apparent in the many buildings that are being erected. Wide roads, trams and the multi cultural flavour give the city a wonderful ambiance. Women only went up the CN Tower. The men wanted a women free adventure of their own. The view was spectacular. Directly below was a baseball stadium with a game in full swing. The sun was going down in the horizon and with it, a wonderful golden haze encompassed the city’s skyline. After our descent from the tower, we walked the wide streets and then drove home for a later supper, shower and bed. A long day, but so very enjoyable.


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