But not lively. xD Kinda tired after yesterday. But anyway, HAI GUYZ! Thought I'd fill you in on my vacation thus far. Pretty much the halfway point, so seems like a good time to update:
Sunday: Bus ride was long as hell, was delayed by a massive accident near bracebridge (hey. check monday's paper and see if it's in there for me?), a fire near the Barrie stop, and the bus being overcrowded (some people had to sit in the aisles); didn't even get to get off the bus for food on our 10 minute break. Got into my stop 15 minutes before my bus left (didn't realize it was my stop at first, thought it was the one BEFORE mine), ran across the street, found out where my bus was, and called you super-quick, you know the rest. Moral of the story? "No matter how 'convenient' the bus schedule is departure-wise, TAKE THE FRIKKIN TRAIN"
Got to Michelle's place around 12am (she met me at the bus, so I knew you got ahold of her), and I was tired, but also wanted to hang out. So we stayed up until 2:30 (and I ate precious filling pasta, HUZZAH!), then passed out.
Monday: Didn't do too much (I was still a bit out of it), went downtown, saw Wendy off (she's staying with Michelle during the next few weekends for a course), then went to a Thai restaurant for lunch and got this awesome Thai Coconut Sauce Fish, Mango Salad Roll, and Fried Shrimp with Taro. >9 So good, but there was so much I couldn't eat it all!
Then we went to an Asian Food Store, picked up some pocky, some cool mini-jello shooters with aloe flavoring (it tastes like mild lime jello), and MOONCAKES. =D Haven't tried the Mooncakes yet. After all this, we planned our trip to Niagara Falls; boy, THAT was a chore; the online schedlues were all mucked up, so we had to go all the way down to the station to find out when the bus left, and couldn't even buy our tickets in advance! Got some groceries, and went to bed early (but not before showing Michi the joys of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'. 4 eps in, she's already liking it. Now to catch her up in KF's One Piece subs...)
Tuesday: We left the house around 7am (D=), got our tickets, and waited for the bus/ bugged by a guy asking for money for a ticket, wound up giving him some; not likely he was being honest, but hey, you need the benefit of a doubt sometimes... The bus trip was nice, went through wine country (too bad I couldn't stop and get something for mom). We hit Niagara and tried to find our way around and how to get to stuff. Was directed to this Information center, and the guy was helpful (sometimes gave a little TOO much info, so somewhat confusing), got this Niagara Tourist pass that gave us free pass on the 'people movers' (aka tourist buses) that took you all along the falls area.
So we got to hit the Falls themselves, go Behind the Falls (which wasn't too exciting until you hit the Observation deck. =D Hehe, we got wet), and got to the Butterfly Conservatory (that I didn't even know existed before Monday night) which was AWESOME, I ran outta pics while there. *luffs butterflies* ate and drank lots (HOT out), and FINALLY headed out to the pedestrian bridge that would get us over to the States.
After a quick run through customs and a trip over the Rainbow Bridge (hehehe, Rainbows...), I became an International traveller and was in Niagara Falls, NY, USA. Didn't seem too different from Canada besides the American flags (I dunno what I was expecting, really. xD) We hung out on the US sides of the Falls for awhile; took pics, ate and drank more, rested our feet (well, mine). Then we found ANOTHER info center that told us about a Trolley that took us down to a Fashion Outlet Mall (Okay, I want a Dress Barn in Canada. LIEK NOW), where we shopped for a few hours (I didn't get any clothes, but found a cool picture frame, artichoke-shaped candle and bead bracelets).
We then caught the trolley again (which was kinda bumpy), re-crossed the bridge, and waited for our bus back to Hamilton to show up. Didn't get back to Michelle's place until after midnight, so we were DEAD.
So today is a chill out day, I couldn't go far if I wanted too. We're gonna hang at the house, watch some anime, read, I might draw, and we'll possibly hit this cute/pricey/yummy cafe called the Bean Bar for supper (the food is delicious, and they make DOZENS of cakes for dessert.)
So yeah, that's what's happened so far. xD Thursday is 'handing out resume/going downtown' day, and is also SUSHI DAY. Hope I like it as much as that Thai Coconut Fish I had. Fill you guys in on that and my trip home probably Saturday.
So until then! *goes back to flop on the bed*