Sunday, April 6, 2008

Where It All Began!

Spring break was this week...and it was time for a road trip ~ sandy beaches, Florida sunshine, you say? Oh, no, not us! We headed north for an awesome time in the great city of Toronto (thanks so much, Anne & Mike!! :-)) It really was a terrific trip ~ and I had a chance to visit the great bead shop "where it all started" ~ "The Sassy Bead Co.". Yep, this is where I made my very first pair of earrings just over 2 1/2 years ago, and I'm still convinced "Sassy" has some of the best beads around ~ so you know I didn't come home empty handed!

Hannah was really impressed with how "green-minded" Toronto was ~ emphasis on recycling everything, heavy participation and publicity for the Earth Hour Lights Out event (our first night there)....we ate by candlelight that first night in a great pub for the "Lights Out" event and the city newspaper was still publishing articles concerning the impact for several days following the event.


The CN Tower, of course, rises above the skyline as you enter the city, and we had a beautiful, sunny early spring day to visit it while we were there ~ so clear for a wonderful view all around!


Our last evening in the city we saw a great show ~ Dirty Dancing, the Musical. It was wonderful! If you know Hannah, be sure to ask her what she thought of the lead who played Johnny Castle! :-) It was the perfect end to an awesome "alternative" spring break. We also highly recommend the shops on Bloor, Yonge, and Queen St. West and the terrific dining experiences ~ Hannah now loves Thai and Greek food, thanks to this trip! She is also trying to figure out how to make University of Toronto a viable post-high school option - go figure!

2 comments:

Artisan Wire Wrapped Jewelry said...

Gorgeous pics of what looks like an awesome trip. How fun to visit your beading birthplace.
:-)

RedBessBonney said...

sounds like you had an awesome trip!