Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week comes to us from our visit to Toronto. We were in the city for the 110th Santa Claus Parade. It was a bit chilly but not bad -at least not until half way through when the wind shifted and it got cold.
We got our favourite spot -Bloor and Spadina, just down from the ROM.
Down Spadina Ave is the CN tower. A few flakes were falling. Nothing much but add to the atmosphere.
Hurray! Uncle Stefan was able to come too this year.
I need to save this one for her wedding.
Toronto mounted police unit. I was surprised, they were the only horses in the parade. Grandma loves the dappled one.
Dinosaurs from the ROM.
Treehouse and Dora, a favourite with Ella especially now that they have made Dora older.
The big surprise was the Corner Gas folks. That was such a great tv show. One we could all watch and I didn't have to worry with what they would come out with. Also, even though it was set out west it was SO Cobden!!
University of Western Ontario's band.
A 'float' for Daddy.
The best seats for the parade.
Grandma's just a 'little' bit cold. Even Auntie Belinda had to borrow one of our extra scarves.
Ella's very excited about the upcoming Penguins movie, so this float was quite popular.
And of course the LEGO float!
And of course, the star of the parade!!
And a view of Casa Loma on the way home.
Even though it was snowing we stopped for a short visit with Great Grandma.
A very Happy, Fun visit to southern Ontario.