Pics from my trip

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  1. exwhyzee

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    A couple of you have asked for pics of my trip to Canada...so here they be. Thanks to my expert tour guide rec3000, pictured with me here.

    I visited Kingston, Ontario...which was settled in the eigteenth century but grew enough to be considered a town by 1838, a city by 1846, and was the first capital of the United Canadas from 1841-1845. The city is famous for its limestone buildings...the Royal Military College, its fortifications, and the shore of Lake Ontario.

    The first day there I saw the City Hall and visited Fort Fright at Fort Henry (a World Heritage Site), from which you can watch the sunset over the city.

    The next day I got a tour of the city, including the main Princess Street, here, and here.

    The city was quite wealthy in the late nineteenth century, resulting in several fine churches (here and here (detail), a cathedral and a number of great Queen Anne-style houses, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

    Victoria Park, the harbour, restaurants for manly..., and even a cool modernist post office. I was also fed poutine.

    Kingston is at the entrance to the Thousand Islands region, so the next day we visited the largest of these...Wolfe Island. You can only get to the island by ferry, which helps protect it from development. Rural scenes like this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, and this likely haven't changed in 200 years. We even were greeted by some of the island's residents.

    While on the island, Rec and I got a home-made dinner made by little church ladies of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, and heaps of other stuff. Rec is from the area...and related to half the people here (it seems), so I got a great tour!

    The last day included a hike in the Little Cataraqui (pronounced kah-tah-ROCK-way) reserve with lots of trees, a lake, and wildlife...such as this snake that Rec had to play with after almost stepping on it (the snake pooped on him for revenge).

    A great tour! Thanks Rec. Hope you all enjoyed.
     
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    Wow, looks like a great trip, thanks for the photos!
     
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    Did you eat at Chez Piggy? Did they serve pork and frogs' legs? :biggrin1:

    Sounds like you had a great time, makes me want to visit the area. This, however, is my favourite bit of your post.

    What a gorgeous surreal image - little old ladies with turkey legs, a corn cob body, mash potato hair, perhaps brussels sprout buttons on their cabbage leaf cardigans...

    I know what you meant, but that's how I read and the picture it painted in my mind made me :smile:
     
  4. got_lost

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    WOW thank you for sharing ex!!!!

    Nice pics and sooo glad you had a wonderful time! Perfect time of year to go with all the autumnal colours!

    And the pic of you two!?!?!?! niiiiiice! :rolleyes:

    :slap:
     
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    That twinge in your intestines
    Did they make you feel incredible?
     
  6. exwhyzee

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    We did not, it was waaaaay too expensive (even in Canadian dollars). We are both more pub and grub kinda guys...washed down with cheap booze. :wink:


    Well...you know how rec loves to eat the ladies...:tongue:
     
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    The deer welcoming committee did. They even waved their ears and tails as we drove by...
     
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    That's awesome. :smile:
     
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    If anyone would like more of these, you can donate to the Rec-Ex hookup fund.

    We take checks and cash. :rolleyes:
     
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    I've got some canadian money left over! :rolleyes:
     
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    Damnit you must tell me in advance when you are going to be around these parts. I'll bus it down to meet you two.
     
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    I seem to always have some canadian and usually forget to take it when I go :mad:
     
  13. got_lost

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    hey.... we coud club together... :wink:
     
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    There are some fun clubs in Toronto!!!



    btw ex, I enjoyed all of the pics, except for that one :cool:
     
  15. got_lost

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    Which one...

    oh Toronto... will go back there ANYDAY!
     
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    Any club I'm at is fun :biggrin1:


    Check out Remingtons :tongue:

    I love Toronto, I've been trying to talk Rico into buying a condo there, no luck yet :cool:
     
  17. got_lost

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    If I help you with that can I come and stay please?!!?

    Toronto was my fave but the hotel was the worst!!!
     
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    YES!!! If we buy that condo, you can stay there anytime and I wish we had talked, one of my favorite hotels is in Toronto.

    I just made a pot of timmy's coffee (decaf) it smells wonderful!
     
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    Thanks for sharing your trip with us exwhysee. It's such a great time of the year to visit there. I'm suprised Rec let you go out of the house though...

    The pic of the baked beans made my mouth water. :tongue:
     
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    Oh gawd... you nearly had my mouth watering until you said the 'decaf' bit! :cool:

    I wish we'd talked too! Hotel was a dump.
    Nice location, but dump, all the same! :rolleyes:
     
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