Toronto Summer Trip 2017

July 22, 2017

We left for Toronto at 8:15 in the morning. It took about 1 hour to get to the 1000 islands for a boat tour around the islands. There are actually 1800 islands, but it depends on the qualifications of different people because some might say if it is separated from any other land, it is an island. Others might say an island must have atleast two trees. Some might say it needs one tree. So they just called it 1000 islands just to be safe. On the tour, we passed Boltd castle. A man named George C. Boltd was a millionaire, and he decided to use his money to build a six story house with over 100 rooms for his wife, Louise. But during the construction, Louise suddenly died, and he left the place due to the sadness of his loss. More about the history here.

Then we went for lunch at the EnRoute station. The place was very crowded, but we were very lucky to have found a parking spot. We bought KFC food because the other lines were very very full.

When we got to Toronto, we first went to my dad’s old classmate’s friend’s house to eat our dinner. We had chinese food bought from some chinese people operated store, and some mango and iced tea to drink. Then we went to Cherry and Rose’s house, which is my dad’s old classmate’s daughters. My sister and I were named after them. They had adopted a dog, and the dog kept licking and smelling us, but it was a very smart dog. It would listen to instructions well, like if Cherry’s mother put a treat in front of the dog, and said: “Wait”, the dog wouldn’t eat it until she said “Go”. The dog would also bark to warn them that he has to “go”, and then they would let him out to do his business.

We finally went to my mother’s friend’s house, which was where we were staying at.

New Brunswick Trip || Day 2

July 17, 2017

Today, my father brought us to Hopewell rocks, which was where the Bay of Fundy was. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tide in the whole world. It was $25.50 for a family (two adults and two children) and with a student (my cousin) for $5.50, an adult (my uncle) for $8.50 and a senior (my grandmother)for $7.50  We went there when it was low tide, so we were allowed to walk on the sand. Then we left to see the Confederation Bridge. It took about 1 hour to get there, but it was worth the view. It was a long beautiful blue bridge, from where we were. After taking pictures, we went back to Hopewell rocks, and arrived there at about 7:00 pm. At that time, is was at high tide, and we couldn’t even see the sand where we were standing! It was super cool. Then we drove a 2 hour drive back to our hotel.

New Brunswick Vacation 2017

July 16, 2017

Today, in the morning, we took the car to New Brunswick’s St-John. When we got to St-John, went to Hartland’s longest covered bridge in the whole world. We did have to walk the whole way, but it was worth the view. The bridge was only a one lane bridge because it is 100 years old, and in that time, there were only horse-driven carriages, which were less wider. Then we headed to Reversing Falls during its high tide. It was very cool. After, we went to where we were staying for three days, Best Value Inn.

Quebec City Trip 2017

July 15, 2017

Because my uncle and my cousin came to Canada, my father decided to bring my grandmother, my uncle, my cousin, my sister, my mother, and me to Quebec City and New Brunswick.

We went to Quebec City’s city to check out their city. We saw artists selling their masterpieces, we saw restaurants, and also went by the Quebec City festival.

The best thing we did was go to Montmorency falls. It costed 12.05 to park a mini-van, but everything else was free, except for the concession stand. We didn’t go above the falls, but below. There were a bunch of mini falls too, and we took pictures of them. A lot of other people also built some inukshuks. I had crocs on so I went feet-in into the cool water.

At the end, we bought a small blue raspberry slushie to let my cousin, HongMing, taste.