What a great trip. Canada was beautiful, and my mom and I laughed a lot and had a wonderful time.
Here we are at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto.
And here are my feet on the dizzying glass floor at the top of the tower. Apparently it's built to withstand the weight of fourteen hippos, so I felt safe enough. (I wonder who came up with that odd metaphor.)
Niagara Falls was powerful and beautiful.
We could get so close!
We also went to a play (A month in the country) at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake, a very tiny cute town. That was my mom's birthday, and the B&B proprietor was from Ireland and it was also his birthday!
My mom went home a day earlier than she was supposed to because the lame airline I booked her on from Dublin to Hamilton (never fly Globespan) cancelled the Thursday flight and made her fly back on Wednesday.
Her flight out to Canada was delayed for ten hours, and because she likes to be super early for any flight, it meant she was stuck in Dublin Airport for twelve hours! When I went to Hamilton to pick her up, I knew it was delayed, but I was still stuck for four hours in Hamilton, and instead of sitting around the airport, I drove into town and found an Irish bar. Here is the bartender I made friends with. (Hi Mike, come visit SF)
I'll talk more later about my time with Lindy (my lovely sister-in-law who flew up from Michigan to spend the last day with me) and the great art show we went to.