Our flight from Houston to Rome included a six-hour layover in Toronto. With our bags checked through and time to burn, we decided to take a taxi downtown for lunch and some exploring. Our lunch wasn’t worth mentioning, but there are two sites that were. The first is a “Worker’s Memorial” that honors those that had lost their lives creating Toronto. There were odd bricks commemorating their lives and well, deaths.
Odd, no? I think this should be called the “TMI/WTF Memorial.” We also took in the CN Tower.
I was feeling a bit woozy, dehydrated and crabby, so naturally I was in an awesome mood and didn’t want to make the trek to the top. So we didn’t — because the Arnolds do everything together. Even with six hours, our layover didn’t feel that long. Before I knew it we were boarding our Air Canada flight to Rome! Much to my surprise, the airline gave me a gluten-free dinner complete with gluten-free snacks (a ginger cookie and muffin). The only downside of the flight is the downside of any long flight — the bathrooms. After a while, the bathrooms are akin to port-o-potties. Apparently, men lose their ability to pee IN the bowl at 37,000 feet. It’s amazing. Or, perhaps they can’t make it in at sea-level either? John would like for me to clarify that these comments do not include him. Additionally, he is also disgusted by these activities. Anyhow, I got some sleep on the plane, but spent the majority of the flight reading “The Royals” on my Kindle, praying and watching episodes of “Community” and ” Modern Family.” It was all very relaxing and ironically, the longest amount of time I have spent this year without internet access and my Blackberry. Coincedence? I think not!