Toronto

Cool Picture (?)

Cool Picture (?)

We pulled out of the Gravenhurst KOA this morning and drove about 2 hours to Burlington, where we picked up a car (Jeep Wrangler). In a big city it makes a lot of sense to spring for something that’s easy to park and doesn’t gulp gas like crazy. Then we headed down to the Skydome (aka. Rogers Centre) for a Blue Jays v. Yankees MLB game. The BJ’s won 4-1. It was pretty much a full crowd.

At the Blue Jays game

At the Blue Jays game(OUT OF CONTEXT ALERT: I really love this picture that I took at Lake Muskoka, and forgot to include yesterday. Muskoka is mostly deluxe and well-kept but these boathouses looked a bit shabby).MLB is surprisingly not that different from Little League AAA games: you still spend 99% of the time watching a pitcher strike out batters, and there are, maybe, 3 or 4 exciting (but at most 10 seconds long) plays the whole game. Of course, this is only one MLB game, maybe others are different). One thing I noticed, they have four umpires (one per plate).Canonical Toronto tourist picture. Those buildings below the height of the CN tower are 80+ stories.

After the game we headed back to the KOA, which is quite a ways to the West (in Milton) and the traffic was terrible (up to the airport turnoff). Then it was hang-around-the-KOA time for a bit before bed.
Ford Factory in Oakville

Ford Factory in Oakville

Before I forget: here is something about Eastern Canada. All over the place, you see “household name” factories and warehouses, for example, this is where they used to make the Windstar, in Montreal we saw where they make Bombardier CRJ’s, etc. When you think about it, this really isn’t true in BC. Besides all the sawmills, in urban areas all we have are things like a small oil refinery and a milk plant. It’s kind of sad in a way.

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