What a great weekend it’s been after a frightfully ghastly week at Initech! My mom came out to Pittsburgh to visit for the weekend, and we had a ton of fun shopping, seeing all the great sites downtown, eating way too much food, and watching awful Food Network shows. It was a much needed respite after the week from hell I had at Initech. Nothing quite like logging 65+ hours in one work week to make you realize how much you honestly hate your job. For 5 days the only things I saw were my office, my bed, and the shower. That’s it!! Now I’ve had a fabulous weekend and an extra Monday off to sit in front of my TV and watch Game of Thrones. Or maybe Downton Abbey, I haven’t decided yet! 😛
So it’s been awhile, but I cannot WAIT to tell you about the adventures I have planned for next weekend. This is the big kahuna, the one we’ve all been waiting for, the creme de la creme, we’re all in. Next weekend, I’m going international!
I love international travel, but can rarely afford it. I’ve been to Canada with my family in an always-interesting Day Family Vacation. In college, I studied abroad in Italy and got to see all sorts of wonderful things. And I went to the Bahamas last year with my favorite (and only) sister. Sadly, though, that’s all my passport has been used for.
Next weekend, though, I’m heading abroad again, and joining the ranks of international travelers. I’m heading up north, way north, to the wonderful lands of Canada, and more specifically Toronto!
Don’t laugh, if you remember from my very first post, this entire blog is operating on a shoestring budget. The total weekend trip will probably be priced at less than $200 (US). For an international trip with my college roommate, I consider that a steal of a deal!! I’m not sure I could spend a weekend in Philly for $200. I’m not sure I’d want to either. 🙂
So here’s what we’ll be doing: on Friday morning, after a late night sleepover filled with Friends episodes, ice cream, and probably a glass of wine on my part, my college roommate and I will embark on the 3 1/2 hour drive up to the Canadian border. I can’t believe it’s that close to Pittsburgh! We will have my old, dear car Wilson stock piled with snacks, suitcases, and enough 90s boy bands to make anyone jealous (we might rock some old Nsync concert tour tshirts too. This has yet to be determined) Our hotel is actually in Niagara Canada, right over the border, and it is preeeeeeettttttttyyyyy sketchy. As in, we’re bringing sleeping bags just in case sketchy. But what’s an out-of-country adventure without a good old-fashioned sketchy hotel?!?
We’ll see the Falls, because you can’t go to Canada without seeing the falls, win thousands at the casino, spend too much money on good food and drinks, and try out our awesome Canadian pick up lines. as well as maybe visit this site a time or two, for all you How I Met Your Mother fans!!! Old King Clancy ftw!!!
Saturday we’re booking it to Toronto, for some touristy awesomeness. We’ll be visiting the CN Tower, and maybe the hockey HOF. I have heard the Toronto Chinatown is a must-see (Canadian Asians, what a novelty!!), and also have a bucket list of restaurants I need to try while I’m in town. I’m not sure my waistline can support this trip. I might be walking home!!
I’m excited to leave for this trip, mainly because it is just so incredibly random!! 🙂 Aren’t random trips the best? We don’t have a real serious itinerary, so we’ll just see what we wanna see, do what we wanna do, and then head back to the best city in the world!
Let me know if there are any must-see places in Toronto we need to visit. The crazier the better, this trip is already halfway into the loony bin! And make sure you stop back next week to hear all about our International Adventures!!!
Go Alan Thicke!! 😀