Sometimes you think you know someone, then you see them in a different light and you get a whole new perspective of that person. You identify with them, empathize with them, you might even disagree with them or wonder what the heck were they thinking??? lol But in any event, you get insight.
My life is crazy...fun...some days? yawn! lol...but definitely BLESSED!
Take this journey with me...and again Welcome to MYYYYY world! ;)
Friday, August 5, 2011
My birthday weekend in Canada
The past couple weeks have been a bit morose with all the news of people passing away, so it was a welcome break to head to Canada for the weekend and celebrate my birthday with loved ones.
I HAD A BLAST!!
You wouldn't think it was only a 3-day getaway the way we were hopping from one place to another, but we managed to squeeze in a tour, party in the streets for Caribana, go shopping, watch a baseball game and party again on my bday.
About to have dinner and watch the game from the hotel
(Toronto Blue Jays won in that game against the Texas Rangers...sorry USA)
Canada is so beautiful and clean, and Canadians seem very proud of their country. Everywhere you turn is the flag...one guy even had the maple leaf (from the flag) as air freshener in his car -__- (a bit much but oooook).
It is absolutely breathtaking and an amazement (not to mention it serves as a source of hydroelectric power, and the flow of the falls is regulated by gates at night, and during low tourist season...ok moving on...)
One of the highlights of this trip was going back to the Falls so many years later with my cousins. When we were much younger (and waaaaaay more innocent lol) we went there with family.
Here we are as kids
it's not a great photo but from left to right - youngest to eldest
(I'm on the right with the big red bow on my head)...
...and here we are, all grown up
We also brought the "baby" (in green)
who wasn't born at the time of the original photo
Here are some other moments of the trip:
Met up with a friend from highschool
Hockey Hall of Fame
My birthday cake: Creme Brulee cheesecake
(since Cakes Galore was not on hand with one of their fab creations)
By the Falls on the US side
The falls on the US side
That little yellow speck at the side of the building is an elevator
The CN Tower
View of the Rogers Center from the top of the CN Tower
through a glass floor!!
View of Toronto from the CN Tower
yes, below me is the street
This glass floor was very intimidating!
Headed to the top of the CN Tower - the skypod!
Rogers Center (the stadium) with the roof closed
With my fam at the Caribana parade
We represent anywhere we go lol (The Trini flag in center)
And the award for best dressed goes to...
I snatched up a couple police officers
Yeah he performed out there JUST for me (or so I'd like to think lol)
This guy is playing a "hervu" ? or something like that...
I dont' know I thought it a pretty cool instrument