My husband and I had a conference week in Toronto, and it’s become a real treat every year. It’s not a beach vacation, but that’s ok because we’re still getting a break from Manitoba winters and we’re just plain getting a break.
This time we stayed in one of the conference hotels (for the first conference, the Ontario Library Association) and it was right downtown. It felt so fancy to have our room have a view of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario. The bathroom had a view of both! Of course I made sure to have a bath with all the city lights twinkling around me and the CN Tower lighting up in patterns.
We went to all sorts of things that made us happy and filled our need for something new in the middle of winter. We watched the Toronto Raptors set a record 10-game winning streak.
We ate ramen all over the place. Allllll over the place. We’ve been watching The Mind of a Chef and realized that ramen is something other than little rectangular noodle packages sold to students. Since we were out of our little city, it was time to see what it was all about. And since it was delicious soup, it was always the right choice for a meal after walking all over Toronto in January.
The soccer coaching conference was extraordinary, too. Lots of fantastic international coaches with ideas to help us be better coaches. The bubble was distractingly photogenic, like a gothic cathedral I kept wanting to photograph.