All in all, it was a great trip up north. Some people don't think there is such a thing as a relaxing vacation in a cold climate, but there are things like hats and gloves and sweatshirts, y'know? Others posit, "How can you go on vacation alone?" But let me tell you, while I do enjoy the times I go away with friends and family, there is something freeing about not having to wonder what the other person(s) on the trip want to do. Would anyone else want to spend 2 hours at the Hockey Hall of Fame? No way (unless I was being inducted). Of course, with regards to the supernatural level, one of the best things about being a Priest is that you can say Mass whatever time you want, without worrying about how far away the local parish is and what their Mass schedule is. But enough with me writing; how about some pictures...
Making my way through customs into Canada
Tim Horton's = the Dunkin' Donuts of Canada,
and my first stop. I have arrived!
The entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame
The Stanley Cup
The Air Canada Centre - home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
I forgot my camera, so this was taken with my phone.
On the ground,
looking up at the CN (Canadian National) Tower
.....in the tower, looking down on Toronto
The XM satellite radio studio,
home to NHL Home Ice (channel 204)
The gang at "Hockey This Morning"
were great to welcome me
Outside St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto,
a plaque give its history
Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant
(try the meat loaf!)
I've got a Bachelor's and 2 Master's Degrees,
and I have no idea what this means.
Maple Leaf Gardens
home to the Leafs from 1931 to 1999
A view of Niagara Falls
from outside the hotel
The American Falls
and the Rainbow Bridge
The Canadian (Horseshoe) Falls
Me at the HSBC Center in Buffalo,
The Sabres are doing their pre-game warm up
Ryan Miller rocks!
In nearby St. Catherine's,
watching the Sudbury Wolves
and the Niagara Ice Dogs
Me and the youngest of the Staal brothers,
who plays for the Wolves.
The Carmelites have a retreat center
located above the falls.
Previously, it was Mount Carmel College.
The Carmelite chapel
The Carmelite cemetery,
located next door in the parish
of Our Lady of Peace
Next door is "Loretto House",
a former convent, boarding school and retreat house.
The sisters recently sold it.
(this was taken from the falls looking up)
Back to the USA