Pelee Point to Toronto
I awoke at the crack of dawn. I went back to sleep. I posted. We got cleaned up and headed into town for lunch.
We went to Tim Horton’s. We got donuts. I got a BELT. Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato on a bagel. I got a donut decorated for Canada Day. Charbonneau got a box of donut holes. He solved the mystery of what happens to the center of all those delicious donuts.
They were pretty good.
We went to our first national park. Pelee Point NP is the southernmost point on continental Canada. It was sunny. We walked sur la plage. (on the beach). It was pretty warm and humid and hazy and sunny. So we felt right at home. We got back in the car and headed to Rondeau. Rondeau is a provincial park. It was just as exciting to visit as Pelee Point, but closer to Toronto.
The warm and humid and hazy and sunny part of Ontario we drove through is a place were tomatoes and marijuana are grown. Their green houses are for tomatoes and cannabis. Last night I was worried it was an “invasion of the body snatchers”/Terminator/Matrix human pod people situation. There are a LOT of green houses. Today there were strawberries. We bought some from a roadside stand. They were excellent, but smaller and seedier than the ones from Costco in the USA. We kept a keen eye out for a roadside cannabis stand… They don’t exist yet.
We then headed towards Toronto. Suddenly, all of Canada realized it was a three day weekend and got in their cars to drive to Toronto. Our three and a half hour drive turned into a four and a half
hour drive. Then there was an accident. Then there was construction. Mrs. Jon Bruce Entertainment and Merryweather landed. They taxi’ed. They cleared customs. They got their own ride to the hotel.
The whole STL Bruce clan reunited an hour later. The valet informed me that all the truck spots were full. I was given a map of Toronto and had to self park around the corner. I did an awesome job parking.
We got sorted out and headed to Chinatown for dinner. I had selected another amazing place with great reviews and appearances on CNN travel/food shows. We used lyft. They sent a Toyota Corolla for the four of us. We don’t hardly fit in a Toyota Corolla even if one of us is driving. We got to the restaurant. It was vegetarian. Charbonneau picked a new restaurant based on his extensive research that it was next door to the place we had originally picked. It was not Vegan Vietnamese. It was Carnivore Korean. We cooked part of it at the table ourselves. Mrs. Jon Bruce Entertainment picked some kitchen prepared food that was excellent. We passed everything around.
Since we were in Chinatown, I suggested a dessert place nearby. We decided to conduct a team building exercise on navigation. We eventually found the right place. I noted that I had walked by a spot on my to-do list. I went and hit Thirsty and Miserable while the gang got dessert. It was maybe the darkest bar I have ever been in. This includes the Hub, when closed, after all the lights are turned out. The beer was perfect. The bartenders are perfect. The gang went to Cosmic Treats. Charbonneau got a cashew-based chocolate gelato. It was pretty good.
Mrs. Jon Bruce Entertainment ordered a Lyft XL for the ride back to the hotel. She is smarter than me. Doesn’t mind showing it.