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Enjoying the Offseason: My Trip to Toronto

Hi Texans fans! I just returned from a five-day trip to my home town of Toronto. I generally like to avoid visiting Toronto in the winter time for obvious reasons and visit in the summer, as Canadian summers are positively gorgeous. However, my cousin was getting married, so I made an exception.

When I arrived, there was snow on the ground. But the weather was in the mid 30s, so I thought to myself, "Wow, that's not bad for the dead of winter." I spoke to soon. The next day it was about 10 degrees, and with the wind chill it felt even colder.

The wedding was great; I had a blast and I also decided to visit some local sites to share with you all. My first stop was the Canadian National Tower or the CN Tower. For those who are not familiar with this amazing landmark, it is the world's tallest free-standing structure, sitting at 1,815 feet tall! I went all the way up to the observation deck and stood on the glass floor, which was pretty unnerving. I looked down and got bit nervous but decided to suck it up and take a few photos for you all to see. We then went up another 40 feet to the Sky Pod, which is the highest you can go in the tower. I had never been up there before, so it was a really cool experience.

My next stop was Niagara Falls, which is about one hour outside of Toronto. As a kid, we would visit the falls in the summertime, have a picnic and enjoy the sites. I have never been to Niagara Falls in the winter; now I know why. After a mile long walk to see the falls in -5 degree weather, I really wondered to myself, "Is this really worth it?" It absolutely was!!! The falls were gorgeous, and amazing to see in the dead of winter. Everything around the falls was frozen, including my hands, but it was truly incredible to see something that powerful.

I currently am back in Houston and defrosting. Visiting Toronto is always fun for me, but I definitely am glad to be back home. I hope you enjoy some of the photos I took while exploring the city. Go Texans!

  • Sonya
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