Summer has been great. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to Toronto and Vancouver from Israel this past month. I packed up my 3 daughters and we boarded the plane for Pearson nearly 3 weeks ago. The flight was full, we weren’t sitting together and the food sucked. Needless to say, we made it in one piece which is the most important thing of all.
We’ve been doing lots of great things in Toronto. I rented a cheap car and we headed to Ripley’s Aquarium and spent hours admiring beautiful fish, sharks and jellyfish. We went on a Saturday – something I do not recommend considering there were about 8 billion people there at the same time. After that we hit the CN Tower and enjoyed the spectacular view of the Toronto skyline.
A week into our trip we flew to Vancouver, saved some money using car rental coupons, and drove all over the place. We visited family and friends in Vancouver proper, Burnaby, South Surrey, White Rock and Langley. Honestly, I don’t know what I would have done without my cheap car rental – we would have spent a fortune on busses, taxis and trains.
We are now spending our final week in Toronto and are lucky enough to have a couple of days at my brother’s cottage on the lake. We’ve spent the days waterskiing, tubing, swimming and boating. I cannot complain – we have been spoiled rotten!
It’s back to reality in a couple of days – the hot Israeli summer, school starting and trucking along at work. It really has been a great summer!