|ROAD-TRIP TO TORONTO :)
DAY ONE: October 28th
OK, we are pretty much packed. Still a few more things to put in the bag! I am sure we will forget something. I have my Marriott information, my Identification :) Passport and Drivers License. Hmmm...not sure what else I need. My camera, lap-top and so on :)
Hoping we don't have any problems. I do not have my visa. BUT never give up! We are going to swim across one of the Great Lakes!
We are on SNOW-WATCH 2004! The hope is that we
WILL see snow BEFORE we return to Western Kentucky!
TIME WILL TELL!
DAY 1 Travel Plans:
We will be traveling through Southern Illinois into Central Indiana through early afternoon. From Central Indiana we will drive to Northeast Indiana or Southern Michigan.
Morning :) Tired - went to bed at 1 a.m. this morning.
Time to get ready...
Ok we are leaving to head into Indiana. :) Hopefully we have a smooth day. Not sure how far we drive. Will update once I get into Indianapolis. :)
We have entered into Indiana :) YAY - I drove this far now Rick is taking his turn at driving. We are West of Indianapolis and it is warm outside! I believe the temperature is around 75 degrees. REALLY mild for October. A few sprinkles on the way up and a thundershower west of us. We outran that though. More storms expected in Illinois and Indiana through the day and into tonight.
Next stop Indianapolis.
In the car listening to the breaking news - I AM SHOCKED to hear that Bin Laden is still alive! Wow is all I can say on that, two terror warning tapes in two days. Hopefully this doesn't foreshadow anything. Right before the election as well? How strange.
Fort Wayne is the next city ahead of us.
We made it to Detroit, it was a long drive. :) Safe and
sound though. Tomorrow we will be in Canada, hopefully.
DAY TWO: October 29th
Ok Dokie, we are getting ready to head for Canada. Raining hard this morning. Thunderstorms scattered around as well. Very mild up here but colder weather is on the way. Still no snow in the forecast though. :)
Hopefully everything goes ok at the border and we will be in Toronto later today or tomorrow.
Ok more later...
WE ARE IN TORONTO!!!! YAY All is well and we made it safely into the country and the city!
Heading over to Doug's place.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE
HAVING A GREAT TIME HERE IN CANADA!!!!!
Sunday, October 31, 2004
Happy pumpkin day everyone :) Wow how time seems to just ZOOOOOM by! I can't believe that November is here already! GEESH
Had dinner with Doug, Erick and Dru. Keri then came over and we all went out dancing. Toronto hasn't changed much, although new buildings keep popping up and every corner!
SNOWFLAKE COUNT= 0
KEEP HOPE ALIVE THOUGH, we have thirteen more days to catch the elusive snowflake!
The internet here at the hotel is not working hardly at all. So I am not sure how easy it will be to upload pictures or anything else for that matter :) I will try to do that though.
We went out to a Halloween Party last night :)
Nurse Keri had to save my life!
The street festival in Toronto last night was great. They had a place that had the top floor (all windows) open and a guy was playing the violin. The whole street was packed you would look up and in the light of a red glow he was playing a FIERCE melody. You could hear a story in the song but what the story was - is left unanswered. I loved it.
Lot of people were dressed up in costumes. I will post some pics later today. We did get to see the entire cast of the Wizard Of Oz, Night of the Living Dead, A tiger attacking Froyd from Los Vegas (most original) and so on! I got my picture with Shreck! :)
Pictures are at Doug's, so I have to bring them over here still! We had a blast. Norman said he enjoyed the music and the good friends! I couldn't agree more, it was awesome!!!!
Still no snow, but I am keeping the candle lit
As predicted here - Bush Wins! :)
Today is mother and Deena's Birthday :) SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOWN THERE!!!!
Everything is going great here in Toronto. We have been out and about! Too busy to mess with the computer and all. Everyone is fine though!
Still no snow - maybe this weekend or next week! I am keeping hope alive - IT WILL SNOW!
BUSH WON MORE VOTES THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY!!! HE EVEN
Toronto Tonight :) - photograph that I took of the city
Spent the day roaming around the city, my car got towed :) so that was fun! Not!
We went to the islands out on Lake Ontario, as you can see above. The weather is nice. Chilly, but nice. Still no snow. :( :)
We also met the famous geography cab driver. He has been on Oprah, the Today Show, David Letterman, the Tonight Show, and so on - we just happened to get into his car. He started asking us all kinds of geography questions. He knows EVERYTHING! He says he is going to start his own tv show...anyway he gave us his autograph on his card. :)
So anyway, all is well up here. Having a good time. Staying busy, seeing the city! Maybe it will snow next week!
Thursday, Rainy Toronto :)
Rain Rain Rain - Cold Cold Cold - Rain Rain Rain. :) Where is the snow??? Lot of rain here today, chilly rain. Temperatures are in the 30s. It may snow on Monday.
Had a meeting most of the afternoon at Doug's Office.
Went to eat out this evening. Staying busy, everything is going well.
and in the news
One of the worlds biggest terrorist is now dead.
Israeli and Palestinian officials said Arafat died on Thursday in a military hospital in Paris. They said Arafat was deemed clinically dead, but is still attached to life support systems on the insistence of his wife, Suha.
Went to see Ray last night with everyone. It was a great movie, very interesting. I would recommend it to everyone! :)
Been busy running around, so not a lot of time to update the web page.
Weather here is cool but nice. No snow though. :( :) I am beginning to think we are not going to see snow. We shall see.
Well there is a lot of snow to my north and west. :) Not sure if it will make it this far though. Heavy snow squalls coming off the lakes. It is cold here though. Ton of people saying the Northern Lights have been incredible. Guess the sun is active again. We didn't see them here though. The city lights block most of that stuff out. :( :)
Ok more later...
IT SNOWED!!!!! Not much but hey whatever - snow is snow! At least I got to see some snow finally. Heavy snow squalls around the city with as much as four inches of snow to my northeast and west. Nothing on the ground here in Toronto though. The Northern Lights must be spectacular because people are saying it is the best displays they have ever witnessed.
Tuesday - out and about
Was without the computer for a few days there. :)
Still in Canada, everything is ok - NO SNOW. I can't believe that they have not had some serious snow here. They did have some flakes the other day, but that didn't last very long. So anyway.
Anyway, I am safe and sound.
Been away from the computer for a couple of
days. :) We all went down to Niagara Falls. That was fun! There
are still a lot of trees that are turning colors, some yellow and
We went to the butterfly conservatory this afternoon - LOTS of butterflies :) I took these photographs.
November 19th - 2004
WOW, Holy Cow - THE POLAR EXPRESS IS A MUST SEE!!!!!!
This movie is absolutely brilliant. Destined to become a classic
- to be watched by our children's children! An incredible journey into computer animation like no other movie before it.
WOW on this weather map for next week!!!! COLD all the way to the gulf coast! First MAJOR outbreak of cold for the United States!
Farm lane in front of David's road.