Dudes, it’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun. Since Talea has her license back now, I obviously had to take advantage of this thrilling opportunity. Neither of us drive on a regular basis, as we are hardcore believers in the public transportation system, superior to cars in our fair city. But the allure of a road trip was just too much, and I had a few errands to run anyways, so why not? Renting a car turned out to be ridiculously cheap and so we made a day of it!
The first agenda of the day was to bring two of my bunnies to their new home at a farm north of the city. It was sad to have to give them away, and of course I’ll miss them. But with so many things calling for my attention, what with the website, the knitting and crafting, work, the energy it takes with a long distance relationship and dealing with legal issues, immigration and economic strain, the bunnies were not getting the attention they deserved. And frankly, four bunnies is a lot, especially in a teeny weeny apartment. So now they live on a farm with tons of room. Mommy and daddy bunny are still together in my bedroom, and they were never really bonded to their offspring. And as for the two little ones, they were not as closely bonded with me. So no bunny feelings were hurt, and everyone has more space and love! A good thing.
Along the way, we stopped for gas, got some Doritos, Dr. Pepper and some donuts – Krispy Kreme! You can get them up here in certain places and oohhhh they were so good! The car came with a cd player, and so it was Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks and Janis Joplin all the way.
After the farm, we went to Wonderland! WOOOOOOOOO ROLLER COASTERS!!!!!!
Talea was a little uncertain and wanted to start with some of the easier rides, but I tossed her onto some of the more hardcore ones pretty quickly, knowing she’d get over it. After three screamfests, she was convinced enough to go on The Bat which, while by no means the newest or baddest ride, has daunted many. I was so worried she was just going to end up holding my purse the entire day, but it turns out she’s not immune to awesome.
After The Bat we went to Hanna Barbera land, which is the kiddie end of the park with all things Jetsons and Flinstones and Scooby Doo. Every time I go to Wonderland I have to go to Hanna Barbera land to ride the Ghoster Coaster, a kiddie coaster that terrified me back in the day, to reface my fear and kick it in the face. To be completely truthful, it’s a pretty hardcore ride for a kid! I would have taken a video if it hadn’t been too much work just staying in my seat. We were rocking around to the point of injury and with two sets of grown up lady hips jammed in an itty bitty seat designed for a grown up and a kid, well I damn near popped out of the stupid thing. Just take my word for it, I had good reason to be traumatized.
Anyways, Ghoster Coaster aside, kiddie land is always a fun colourful place to be, and I enjoy the ritual side trip. Onlookers? Pfft, whatevs man.
Afterwards we went on more rides and then stopped for the best lunch ever. We’re in Canada’s Wonderland, might as well go super Canadian with poutine, right?
Then we watched some donuts being made, but did not partake as we had already eaten some Krispy Kremes.
We also found the most hardcore carnie ever. He wasn’t hardcore in that he was old or tattooed or smelled of cabbage. He was just some kid who had apparently had enough of people trying their hand at operating the safety restraints themselves.
Baseball bats, people! If we didn’t stop fiddling with the devices, he was going to hit our knees with bats! I guess that’s still better than falling out of a ride, so I just shut my mouth and let him lock me in.
Then we returned to our favourite coaster, The Vortex, which climbs up and then flies down the side of the mountain and swings you nearly into the water below. We were also getting hit with water from above, as it was drizzling lightly for most of the day (no lineups! sweet!) but decided to start raining and even hailing for about five seconds while we were on the ride. It was still pretty rad though.
The first time we went on the ride, I forgot where that first big drop was.
By the time we rode all of the rides (all the good ones at least) we were pretty tired, so instead of staying until the park closes, we went to nearby Ikea where we got to spend company money on new art for the reception area. What pair of chicks doesn’t love surfing the shelves of Ikea with someone else’s money? It was fun times, and we found everything we needed and stayed under budget too! We were close enough to work that we could drop off the art at the office and save ourselves having to haul anything on the subway. Then we went to our friend May’s house for a quick visit and coffee, dropped the rental car back at the lot, and taxied home through a dark, rainy, overall awesome night to the tune of the Sneaker Pimps.
Today, I cleaned out the rabbit room, bleached the crap out of my kitchen and bathroom, washed all of my dishes and got to spend some quality time with my super sexy boyfriend.
Um, over the webcam of course. That photo is from my trip down south this past June. And yes, that is a bottle cap stuck to my chest.
So it has been a fantastic weekend! As for Josh, he had some wild times too and picked up a few souvenirs for me, including a tshirt that says Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. Pictures are on the way, I’m sure 😉
Oh, and I started some new knitting projects, those will be on the way too!