The Fair Came to Town
30.08.2006 28 °C
Today we thought for a change we'd get up early! We went to the CNE's TheEx down at the Canadian National Exhibition near Ontario Place on the harbour side. Had the most amazing time and went through lots of piccies on my camera so now all i have is a black and white film and i got a BBQ tomorrow! Anyway back to TheEx, yeah so started off at the main gate thinking its just a fair ground on the Medway until we hit the animal farm! Boring as hell to be perfectly honest, however there was a baby goat who was born on the 28th so was just about 2 days old...it was so cute! Grabbed hold of a free razor for shaving thanks to Chris pointing it out so again didn't have to spend for student needs! Nothing got going until they gave both Chris and I our wristbands, which let us on any ride on the Medway! So we started on the Niagara Falls Log Flume, which was the best thing ever there! Although back home I am used to sitting at the back to weigh the flume up and not get soaked! Not this time or the other time as both times i was sat at the front, had to hold the bars tightly to stop me sliding back into Chris and the second time we had two kids with us so I really had to hold on but then when we went down I slumped forward and nosed the flume into the water and ducked for cover. Chris got soaked...hehe...both times actually! Afterwards, we went on the Crazy Mouse! Yes I was a wee bit iffy about it after my first time at Southport with Dad and Tink but it was fine even though i did get cramp in my leg as i was squashed in because of my huge legs. Luckily I wasn't the only one as another guy was sat next to me and he was squashed but didn't get cramp! Then went on this huge slife like on Brainiac (Tink might know what I am on about) and I beat Chris to the bottom with my aerodynamic skills. Chris just called me a heavy guy and that the weight pulled me down quicker! But I won so there! The Ferris Wheel was good and got some nice shots of the skyline and the harbour and Lake Ontario itself! Well Chris did i got to wait for mine to be developed. Hotdogs for brunch again so really living the student grub so far!
Came to about half 1 when we went on some whirling thing and as we were "whirling" we were dancing to Grease "We go together like....blah blah blah" I think we freaked a few people out by doing that! Had a show at 2pm in the Ice Rink. It was amazing people on ropes, swings and well...ice... Then as I got out i realised I was as red as a lobster! My neck, arms and face went bright red. Walked around the other side of the new stadium being built for Toronto FC (Also a new team to Major League Soccer) and we stumbled across an outlet store and check this it was buy one item and get 2 more items of the same value or less for free! So got myself a gym hoodie as Chris got some skirts for $15 so to my maths that is $5 each so good value! I love shopping in Toronto as we accidently find these places and its cheap!
Went to watch the Hollywood Song Show featuring: Top Gun, Grease, The Bodyguard, Titanic, Footloose, Staying Alive, Chicago, Men In Black, Rocky, Back to the Future and loads more! Was great as I think we were the only ones dancing in the crowd and singing along too! The other tourists were being boring!
So, after all that it was just gone 5:10pm so we called up Giulia to see what was going on and we were invited to a BBQ at her hostel for $3 but it was well worth the money....and the wait! Pretty much after that we were playing cards til about half 10. Was good as there was: Giulia, Reb, Chris, Louise (Australia), Joyce (St Kitts and Nevis) and another girl from Austria but I didn't quite catch her name and then myself! Was a good night! Now I'm back here in the hostel with a red neck smothered with savlon and once again on the floor (only 2 more nights).
Got to go to university tomorrow to finish off my health insurance and catch up with Stephen Swales about our course modules and this time we will do it! Not long to go before I start my courses!