I was originally going to write this last night but really was rather exhausted. The lot of us were in bed by 9:00! Crazy. Of course the kids had us up at 5:50am this morning. And there was NO way Ryan was going back to sleep.
We saw a *little* bit of excitement yesterday on the trip up. Around Guelph the traffic slowed to a CRAWL in all three lanes. We figured either accident or construction. A little while later we noticed that there was NO traffic in the other direction. We now concluded that it must be an accident. Eventually I see some flashing lights up ahead in the other lane. As we finally get to the scene, just west of the 401 McDonald’s, there’s an 18-wheeler with a bit of fender damage and a ton of cop cars. Nothing else. Our lanes were slowed because everyone was rubber-necking. Once past we got right back up to highway speed. They had closed the westbound highway at the next exit meaning that the McDonald’s wasn’t getting ANY business (unless the dozen cop cars were hungry). When we got here I checked google and found out that a car was involved and the dude had to be airlifted to Hamilton with life threatening injuries. I’m assuming it was the dude in the car and not the dude in the truck with a bit of fender damage. Remember kids, 18-wheeler vs. car is NOT a good game to play if you’re in the car.
Yesterday we hadn’t planned on doing much but got to the hotel right around 1:00. Since we had some time to kill we ended up going to the Fantasy Fair which is an indoor amusmement park for kids inside the Woodbine Shopping Centre. It’s actually pretty cool. There’s a play village (think McDonald’s play place to the ultimate degree – it’s HUGE), carousel, ferris wheel, train ride, bumper cars, bumper boats, and more! Since some of the rides require someone over 54″ for those under 54″ Nikki had to buy a pass as well. Okay, she didn’t HAVE to buy a pass, but if she didn’t Alex wouldn’t have been able to go on the bumper cars or the train. By far, the biggest hit was the play village. We’ve got some video and pics that I’ll get uploaded. It may not happen before we get home but soon after. The video definitely won’t be uploaded as I have to edit it together so that’ll take a bit of time. The hotel is nice. It’s no resort by any stretch but it’s also not very busy. We had the pool to ourself for almost an hour last night before a man and his son came in as we were getting ready to leave. Breakfast isn’t bad – it covers your basics: juice, coffee, toast/bagel, yogurt, cereal, waffles, “scrambled eggs”, some fruit. It filled us up anyway.
Now we’re just killing some time before packing up and heading out to Ontario Place. The plan as it stands now is to spend the day at Ontario Place, have supper there, kill some more time there until it’s time for the fireworks. However, they don’t happen until 10:30 and we’re not really sure that the little dudes will last that long. So if there’s no pics or video from Festival of Fire fireworks please consider this my preemptive apology.
So Happy Canada Day to everyone that reads this. All two of you. In the mean time, here’s one pic to keep you satisfied.