Hello friends! After a bit of time away from this here blog, I have decided to come back with a vengeance! (Seriously, I have so many things – ahem, vacations – that I want to post about but the pictures are sitting idly on my computer and the words are floating around purposelessly in my head!) My goal for this summer is to contribute to the blog more, but I’m not making any promises – I am teaching summer school, after all!
Anyways, I wanted to share some of my adventures from a few months ago! After our exciting fall wedding, Dangerous Dan and I decided to go on a miniature, extremely tame “honeymoon”, right in our own city. Instead of flying halfway around the world to celebrate our love, we decided to simply take public transit down to Toronto!
It’s pretty clear that I love food, and Dangerous Dan and I took the opportunity to try some cool restaurants. Here are some photos and a quick summary!
Planta Burger was our first foray into vegan fare, and everything was super seasoned to the point of excess, so it wasn’t a fantastic first meal for our staycation. Thankfully, our luck changed at dinner – Nana was a delicious Thai restaurant that Dangerous Dan really enjoyed with a very cool-looking interior that is supposed to be reminiscent of a busy Thai street! The sign outside is in Thai, so we actually walked past the restaurant a few times before realizing it was what we were looking for. Finally, Pow Wow Cafe in Kensington Market was the perfect place for a spot of brunch! It was my first time eating at a restaurant which specialized in Indigenous cuisine, and the Ojibway tacos were hearty and delicious and pumped me up for a day of exploring Toronto!
And now, for the food-unrelated part of our little trip! We visited Centre Island and rented bikes so we could explore. The beach was so calming and the views of the city were beautiful. Some exciting sights on the island: Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Franklin Children’s Garden, and an abandoned Centreville Amusement Park (closed for the season!). We even biked right up to a fence to watch planes take off and land at Billy Bishop Airport!
Thanks for a lovely weekend, Toronto!