Labor Day (What I did, where I went, and why the name is deceptive)

Heyo.

It’s 11:01 pm. I should be asleep. I could use more sleep. In fact, I am dead. From school of course. Why am I writing a blog post?

*glares* Cause I can. Don’t judge.

Labor Day is deceptive.ย  YOU DON’T DO LABOR ON LABOR DAY. Why. It should be renamed. ‘Appreciation Of Labor Day’, how does that sound?

Anyway, regardless, it was a break. Yay! For me and my folks, we got to do cool stuff like driving to Toronto and seeing the sights.

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Yeah, ignore the graffiti. Toronto ain’t all neat and dandy. We’ve got a lot of things going on here.

(I say we, ๐Ÿ˜› The traffic on our already long way to get here is tiring.)

Anyhoo, I’m a photographer. I capture what I see. So.. uh… here you go.

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That motorcycle looks so cool, I wanted to ride it. *nods*

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Toronto is BIG. Huge. You could spend a week here and still not see everything. The types of houses vary from street to street. This street, called Beaches, has really colorful matchbox houses. Some even looked like log cabins. Whaddya know.

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The sign on the last door is a sentiment shared by many Canadians far and wide, if you were wondering. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Most of this was taken from a car window. There is zero parking space in Toronto, guys. If you wanted to tour the place, be prepared to walk. It’s crowded here.

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For this somewhat suburban kid, this was fascinating. There was so much little things to see. It was really narrow. The streets, the buildings, the bikes.

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Hi, random motorbike person. Thanks for letting me photograph ya.

Okay, peeps. Downtown is going down.

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This is Toronto. And that is the CN tower. I gotta figure out a way to get into the restaurant up there. It’s tall. It’s very tall. Oh, and that’s the Rogers Center. We have a thing for baseball. (Go, Jays!!! Please actually win or something.)

It was also very much traffic so go early if you wanna stop and take it all in.

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Ooh! Okay, so there’s a cool story behind this.

Those planes are the Canadian Snowbirds. That is an airshow they were putting at the CNE. Ever been? Neither have I, but I heard it’s a cool place. It’s one big fair or something. Anyway, while it cost money to get in the CNE, it doesn’t cost a penny to see the airshow. (I mean, they couldn’t charge us for it if they wanted to, it was anย airshow after all.) It was spectacular. The planes did all sorts of loops and turns, and two planes even formed a heart with their contrails.

Was it awesome? Oh yeah. Made being stuck in the car absolutely worth it. Just made me wish I had a zoom lens.

The funny thing is if I wasn’t listening to the radio as I watched I would never have guessed that was an airshow. XD

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^ A rare glimpse of the CNE.

Then it was lake photography, which was really relaxing.

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There’s something about the lake. You can stare at it for a good half-hour and still not be bored. There’s this calming thing about the blue, the waves. And there’s this want to see what’s on the other side of the horizon. The adventure and looking for the unknown thing kicks in.

Deep musing thoughts over. XD

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Toronto’s interesting. It’s extremely diverse, and it’s as city as city goes, but I woulda never expected to be able to go fishing. How cool is that? Fishing. In a city. I’m trying that next time I come here. Some kids did try catching some fish and I was tempted to yell out, “Hope you catch something!” but didn’t want to look weirder than I already was.

If you need to know, I was walking around with a giant camera in hand. Need I say more?

But I quickly gave that up to swing on the monkey bars.

It was a great Labor Day.

I miss it.

The labor started after Labor Day.

And now I’m sleepy. Glad you stuck through it til the end!

Goodnight.

 

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