Prof’s been busy working on his next book, while our boys and I stayed home. Last month he traveled back to Cyprus, but to be away was quite long for all of us. It was good for our souls when he came back. We felt like a cohesive family unit again.
So what’s a family to do when everyone’s together again?
On a whim, we chose to make a six-hour journey to Toronto, Canada.
And after settling into our hotel, we ventured off to Toronto’s very famous CN Tower.
Built in 1976, the CN Tower is a whopping 1,815 feet, 5 inches tall (553.33 meters), and it was the world’s tallest building and freestanding structure from 1976-2010. (The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is now the tallest building in the world (2015).)
The Name of the Game is Waiting in Line
We waited in line to get tickets. We waited in another line to hand our ticket stubs. We waited in third line to enter the elevator to take you to the main level at 346 meters (114 stories). The word of the day of this tourist attraction was wait.
But wasn’t the wait worth it? A 360 degree view of Toronto…. (and more cool photos on Instagram!)
Of course, after all that waiting, our boys were getting hungry and had a little snack. Oh and so were the other thousands of other tourists who waited in line for snacks.
Going Even Higher in the Sky Pod
Then in a fourth line, we waited to take another elevator up to the Sky Pod. That’s when my ear began to pop. You know you’re on another atmospheric level when your ears begin to make that popping sound.
But the view was worth it.
If you look really close in the image below, you will see people in orange jump suits. Those are the people adventurous enough to make a climb down the CN Tower called Edge Walk.
Much like Chicago’s Hancock Tower (former Sears Tower) glass floor, you can get your own thrill out on this walk. No orange jump suit required.
Linus isn’t into family portraits, so we don’t have any to show you. But here’s a precious father-son moment that made my heart melt.
What I thought would only take about an hour to get through took about three hours. That’s how we spent a big chunk of our day in Toronto!
Come back this week and next as I work on editing more travel photos of beautiful Toronto. It’s sure to be a fun photo essay of our last minute family road trip to Canada. Up next:
Toronto Railway Museum
Centreville Amusement Park
Toronto’s Diverse Foodie Districts
Toronto Street Photography