Vacation Day 4: Toronto Day 2 – Cakes and Lattes

It was another day in which Paul and I cracked out a few details and then went to bop about Toronto with Dani (and this time Nicci came, too!). Aaron and Lindsey worked (it’s so hard for teachers to get random time off, especially this close to end of term, so we completely understand) so after a bit of costuming we gathered up the eight tons of crap we carry around and migrated to Dani and Nicci’s to move in for the duration of the con. Well be joined by a full army soon enough.

From there we went out to enjoy Toronto some more. This time it was downtown to enjoy board games at this really neat little wifi free cafe called Snakes and Lattes. They’ve got thousands of board games and you pay a cover and can play all you want to. It was alot of fun, and they make a really good mocha, so bonus for me! We were joined by an army of people Dani and Nicci know, and it was tons of fun.

From Snakes and Lattes we went to a bakery called futures that sells cake by the slice. Dani has been talking this place up and I had feared the cake would be at least a disappointment, if not a lie (that’s a joke about the game Portal, if you’re reading this, Mom – not me worrying about the honesty of the person I drove so far to see). The cake was, in fact, not a lie and extremely delicious, as was the stew Nicci made for dinner. It was very nice of her to make sure everyone got one good meal before our diets turn into the monstrosities of fast food eating that will happen at the convention.

We attempted to watch Scott Pilgrim vs the World, but Paul and I failed completely and sleep won.




Vacation Day 3: Toronto, Day 1 – Soaking up the city

Today we’ve mostly tooled around Toronto with Dani. Which was a blast!

We got to play around the campus of her university. Her campus is amazingly pretty, and it was a great place for photo hunting. We also got to see parts of the city and acquired excellent poutine from a place called Smokies Poutinerie. They took the poutine base (cheese curds, gravy and fries) and added other things. Mine came with nacho fixings.

From there we made our way to the subway and back to Aaron and Lindsey’s. We went out to dinner. There was an attempt made to pay, but we ended up loosing the fight for the check (thank you Aaron and Lindsey!). Maybe next time we’ll win.