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The Toronto trip

The Toronto trip - Barbara Johnson

Last week we went on a trip to Toronto. We all went. My husband had to attend a conference on a hybrid system Toronto, while my daughter and I, we tagged along. I had promised her for quite some time that one day I will take her to see the Ripley’s Aquarium. Well, now it seemed like a perfect opportunity. 

Hubby was already going, he had the hotel room paid for two days and there was a whole city waiting for us to discover it. Thus, on Friday morning, we woke up early, had breakfast and hit the road. We got there right before lunch time. We went for lunch at a buffet, close to the Marriott hotel, where we stayed.

One hour later, we checked in and then we went out for a walk. There was not much to see around the hotel, since it was located far from the center. We turned back to the hotel, took the car and drove downtown. 

I was planning to take my little girl to the aquarium the following morning and spend the entire day with her there. That was not possible. As soon as we parked the car, she asked to go to the aquarium right away. That’s how we all ended up there. Or that’s how my mother-daughter trip to Ripley’s turned out into a family trip, as dad came with us. It was nice to watch both of them getting mesmerized while seeing the beautiful creatures of the ocean. I always melt when I see them together. 

Once we were done and came outside, we noted that it was still light. We had spent around four hours inside. My daughter was amazed by the CN tower and its lights. She asked if we could go visit it the following day. I replied that she would have to go with her father since I am afraid of heights. They both started to laugh and said I was acting silly.

On the way back to the hotel we stopped at a Tim Horton’s and got a chocolate glazed donut for her. She calls it her travelling delight, since we only get her one of these while we are travelling or driving around. 

Saturday and Sunday husband was busy with his conference. So my daughter and I went walking throughout the city and had a great time. We loved the old town area. That’s where we spent most of our time.


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Barbara Johnson is a Ontario businesswoman, speaker and blogger specializing in social networking strategies. She holds a Master of Science in ECommerce from the University of Toronto.