It's KleoPatra! On Saturday afternoon, Jim and I drove into Toronto and picked up Kleo who was in town for her nephew's wedding. OMG! She is sooooo nice and such fun. We had a great time bopping around the city.
When we first hooked up, she had a bag of goodies for me. In it was:
OK. How thoughtful is she? I friggin' love Hershey bars from the USA. Along with the regular plain Hershey's, Kleo brough some Cookies n' Chocolate and Fudge Creme Hershey bars.
She also brought me some Primal Strips. I've heard about these before, but have never seen them in Canada, so this was also a big treat. Kleopatra says these are one of her favorite snacks. I think I'm going to tuck one into my lunch for tomorrow and give it a try.
We drove to downtown Toronto and parked in our usual spot near the ACC. It's a pretty good location because we were within walking distance to the things Kleo had mentioned that she wanted to check out.
First stop was the Air Canada Centre. There was a hockey game on Saturday night. Leafs vs. NY Rangers. We SHOULD have had tickets because Jim's partner has had a long time customer, Michael Nylander. Jim had asked Ron earlier in the year to ask if the Rangers were in town, could Michael get us some tickets. Michael said "Sure! No problem! Just remind me the day before." Well, Ron isn't a hockey fan in the least so he forgot and we never got tickets. I wish we could have taken Kleo to a game. Anyway, we got to go in and check out the lobby area and get a bit of a feel of what the place is like on game night.
Then we walked down by the CN Tower so she could have a look at it and Kleo also wanted to check out Rogers Centre AKA Skydome, although that is not it's official name any longer. It was all locked up, so we couldn't get in. But we were able to go into the hotel that's attached to it and sit in the little bar area which has a huge window that looks out onto the field.
We then walked down to Yonge Street and past The Hockey Hall of Fame. They don't have very good hours and close at 6pm on Saturday, but at least we got to look at the building. :o) From there, we walked down Yonge Street to have a look at Lake Ontario. Sorry, no pictures. It was dark by this time.
Kleopatra also said she wanted to go on the subway. By this point we were getting kind of hungry and decided to go for something to eat.
Here is Kleo and Jim waiting for the train at Union Station.
Here's Kleopatra Riding The Rocket. The blanket she's holding was a promo from the Air Canada Centre. She's going to take it home to her nephew, a hockey fan, who was babysitting Mattie.
We got off the subway, walked a few blocks and ended up at our restaurant destination.
Stay tuned for "Dinner With Kleo"!