I’m FINALLY back! I vanished over the weekend, not because I didn’t want to post but because the time I spent at the hotel and by the computer rounded up to about 2 hours in total. All the other times, I was on the move and my phone was threatening to die on me after using the GPS function for an hour that morning, other times, I was on the road.
Despite that being the case, this Toronto trip came at a really good time. I have some crazy stuff happening in life so changes are going to come, I’ll talk about it when the time is right. Nanowrimo writing is getting hurt because of that and the trip, but I’ll try my best to catch up. Its a bit frustrating because for once, I know where the story has to go at least for another 3000 words, but I just need to find the time to sit down and get it all out on paper or the computer…
Who wants to check out my Toronto trip? (I have nothing else to post about for the next few days, so bear with me)…
As mentioned in my post on Friday, my trip was set for the late afternoon. We ended leaving my place around 3:45pm. It was a pretty smooth drive except for one area where cars slowed down because the opposite direction was in traffic because of a huge fire next to the bridge/overpass in Kingston. We made our stop at Markham T&T Supermarket to get some late dinner. After checking in to Novotel Toronto Centre in Downtown Toronto we rested up a bit. I had a room with my mom so I just sat around and watched some Food Network while I ate. How fitting 🙂 It was tempting me to go eat out after dinner again by showcasing a Rosedale Diner that had awesome looking ribs *drools*
Right at that time, my friends messaged me from their room and we went out to check out some nightlife ended up across the street at this place called Amsterdam Bicycle Club which had a live band who was pretty awesome called The Throwback Soundtrack. 🙂 Plus, it had some cute decor and the crowd was pretty nice.
We sat around, listened to some great 90s cover music and drank a little till about 2am and then headed back to the hotel.
The next day was more separate stuff. However, the highlight of our trip was also that day at 1:30pm. We met up at Prince of Wales Theatre to see LES MISERABLES on Tour. YAY!
Les Miserables was totally awesome! It was great. *Almost* the whole cast was fantastic. I think they had the best Marius and Cosette that I’ve heard. Valjean and Javert was amazing. The Thenardiers were witty and the highlight of the show as always 🙂 The young Cosette, Eponine and Gavroch was outstanding. My biggest issue was just that Fantine took a while to get into her role and do good at her singing and Eponine wasn’t all that impressive. Not saying their bad, its just I’ve heard a lot of versions and now there’s a comparison, right? Still, it was a great show! My mom amazingly didn’t understand much but stayed awake through the whole thing and the effects was totally captivating, especially for the One Day More part! Seriously, if you get the chance, GO SEE IT!
After the show, we all walked to Eaton Centre while waiting for our dinner plans to come along. I was waiting for my cousin while my friends were waiting for her friend. The streets were filled with Christmas decor already and it was all so pretty!
Thats all just outside display! Once we hit inside Eaton Centre, it was decorated with a huge Christmas Tree and a bunch of cute reindeers all over the place!
Nice, right? Talk about upping my Christmas spirit. All of a sudden, I thought about, “OMG, Christmas is around the corner and I don’t know what to get for anyone!”….Thats when my cousin arrived 😉
My cousin took us to Asian Legend (my fave) in Chinatown and then to try a new dessert place called Sugar Marmalade. I’ll have a food post going up tomorrow 🙂 We did a LCBO stop and then a visit to her place to see her dog, then back to the hotel where I met up with my friends again for our late night activities! Saturday night we wanted more live music and through some recommendations, we went to the Reservoir Lounge for some live jazz!
That place is pretty classy and man, do they make some awesome amaretto sours, plus the music was awesome! I was the boss (since I’m the driver the next day) as to when we leave but even though I said midnight, we ended up leaving 30 minutes later! It was so fun! I’d definitely go back there!
Sunday’s planned day was pretty tight. We had to check out at 10am to get to Costco, for my friends’ request. Then, we had to get to Pacific Mall and T&T Supermarket to pick up some lunch and food for the road. Shopping was the focus of Sunday and I’ll have a post for my Toronto Finds (Take 3?). I was gentle on my wallet this time around since Les Miserables already cost me a bit more than expected.
Weekend getaways are always fun, plus I got to see my cousin. I spent some quality time with my friends to relax before the crazy starts when I get back (and I mean immediately). Still, going home was good. I get my comfy bed, my loving boyfriend and my silly cat 🙂 Today, I even get to take off the therapeutic tape (don’t know what you call it) on my shoulders that my chiropractor put to help release stress.
There you go! Thats my weekend! Prepare yourselves for more Toronto for tomorrow and the day after! I’ll be playing catchup for Nanowrimo and dealing with some other stuff in my life. I’ll try to stay as active as possible 🙂
How was your weekend?