The experience turned out to be an opportunity for both mother and son....he doing what young men do - chasing dreams and her having her son all to herself as they made their way home, with two puppies and trailer in tow. That's a lot of miles to spend together sharing meals and talking. As a mother, I can only imagine how wonderful that was. They made good time having left on Monday and arriving home Thursday afternoon - still talking!
It was late afternoon and we didn't have any real plans after we left the airport. Having recently bought our very first brand new car we were happy enough to wander aimlessly and tour about the city, breaking in the new wheels while breathing in that new car smell. After driving through Toronto's Little Italy and Little Portugal, we ended up parking and strolling through Kensington Market. In November, 2006 Kensington Market was declared a National Historic site. Today, it is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood with many shops and attractions for tourists and Torontonians alike. My husband and I visit frequently....there is a cheese shop and a bakery there that I am crazy about. Through the summer months, the market features Pedestrian Sundays, where the streets in the Market area are closed off to traffic the last Sunday of each month. There are festivals, music and great food to be had while sitting on a patio or wandering hand in hand.