Monday, August 20, 2012
For our second full day in Toronto, we took the ferry to the lush, green, beautiful, swan-loving, Toronto Islands. Upon arrival, a huge puppet and a man on stilts beckoned us over to a free kids' play. Pretty awesome. The kids loved it.
Then we walked on over to Centreville, the islands' amusement park, where we watched the children drive cars, go on mini-roller coasters, ring the bell on a boat (over and over again), and try out various other old-school carnival-type rides. We found the place crowded and overpriced, but luckily the beautiful setting and cool weather kept us all happy. The island also has beaches and paddleboats, but we never made it past the amusement park.
After the island, Dan, T, and P pedicabbed back to the hotel, while F and I decided to walk and chat for awhile. T is now a BIG FAN of pedicabs.
At night, we elevatored up to the top of the CN Tower. The glass floor fascinated P and me, but the rest of the family didn't even want to step on it. Exhausted, we finally called it a day.
The next day we visited ROM, lots of cool stuff there (including a wonderful children's area), but a near loss of pink sheet kept us from seeing most of it (luckily, pink sheet was found and is now safely home with us). Then we headed home as the sun sunk lower and lower in the sky.