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A Foggy Day In London Town

..Well Not Really, But We Did Have A Lot Of Snow!

snow -13 °C


Well Saturday morning was the start of my first roadtrip out of the city of Toronto on my own...scary stuff!

Well I was actually going to London to meet up with Craig, Michell and Andreas who went to London on the Friday when I was at work. The reason we went to London was for Michell's birthday which was on Wednesday (7th Feb) but we kind of partied for it from on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (well for me it was Wednesday and Saturday as I wasn't feeling too good on Thursday and was working on Friday).

Anyways so I had to be at Union Station for 11:15am to get last minute stuff like a magazine to read and some breakfast from the cafe. Got in the line up for the train and it was like the airport saying go to gate this for that train and then line ups boarding pass control points and then they section you off to which destination you will get off at like Brampton were near the front of the train as they were off sooner than the people going to London who were directed to the back end of the train.

Train left just after 12 noon and to be honest, it was a waste of money buying the magazine because I spent most of the trip looking out of the window at the winter landscapes from the bussling city of Toronto to the open Ontario fields.

Anyway so I arrive in London around 2:15ish and give Craig a call to tell him to pick me up. Couple of hot chocolates later Craig shows up and tells me they spent a good 20 minutes looking for the bloody keys for the car and the garage. Anyway we get back to the hotel and Andreas and Michell are there recovering from the night before. Michell is still in boxers and a t-shirt and andreas is on the sofa very relaxed and chilled.

Went for breakfast...again but with the guys to a restaurant on the other side of town. Had some trouble trying to order eggs sunny side down as the waitress didn't know what I meant but finally we got there in the end. She then realised I wasn't Canadian so asked us where we were from. She was surprised when none of us were from the same place. Craig is the only Canadian, Michell is from Singapore with a Dutch passport, Andreas is from Norway and yours truly is from England.

Came back just in time to watch the leafs on TV and that was a nail biter of a game which went into overtime and the Penguins to score making it 6 - 5 final score. The leafs came back from 3 - 0 down in the second period to finish the 3rd period at 5 - 5 and the overtime goal taking it to 6 - 5.

So then started the drinking games before we went out into town to meet some friends of Craig's and to celebrate Michell's birthday of course. Tell you something...I love having this accent...hehe... I was in the line up for the Tap House in London and there were about 6 girls pushing through the line to get to the heater where we were and when they heard Michell, Andreas and I they were all over us... It was crazy! One girl in particular was the spitting image of Tara Reid and was constantly leaning and dancing around me because I was English. The crazy thing is that this was all in the line up. They tried to avoid the $9 coat check (Cloak room) and before we got to pay for ours they got kicked out... Oh well that was a short but different encounter.

Got back after a long and freezing walk we got back to our hotel room I literally passed otu on the bed as I was so tired. The beds were so comfy! Then we finally got our stuff ready and jumped into Craig's car for the ride back along Highway 401 and through the UK again...Well all the places we pasted were all English names such as Oxford, London, Grimsby, Cambridge and among others around the whole of Ontario.

Got back around half 5ish after a stop at Craig's house so that his dad could drop us off the rest of the way home because they needed the car.

So that was the end of the road trip for me and the end of a hectic weekend in London.

Anyways next one to come soon hopefully.


Posted by Nibsy_86 11:56 Archived in Canada Tagged tourist_sites

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