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This is what she ate for breakfast; half the waffle (of waffle maker at breakfast buffet), one hard-boiled egg, 3/4 container of vanilla yogurt, a small cup of apple juice AND a half cup of milk, and 1/4 of a small apple. Phew.
Today was a day for a long drive. From Toronto past Kingston, back to USA, to today's hotel at Cobleskill, NY. We started at 8:30.
The weather was not so good. Rained on and off all the way. We took turns on driving, long driving on highway.
Lunch; Cracker and Barrel (again) at Waterton, NY. Tuesday's lunch special (meatloaf and mushed potato), sugar-cured ham, fried chicken tenders (again) with green beans, turnip greens, carrots and corn for sides We chose almost the same vegetables for sides. They are just great.
And on highway again. Except for the weather, it was like the day 5 and 6 mix-and-match. My daughter could catch up a lot of sleep.
I fell asleep after my husband took the steering at Oneida Service center. (Oh, I noticed the sign was "Service Centre" in Canada.) When I woke up, he was making a left turn into a local street, under the sign that says "Cooperstown" with arrow pointing to the right. I remembered that we have a reservation at a hotel in the town located about 40 minutes from Cooperstown, because the hotel in Cooperstown was ridiculously expensive. We drove through the hilly farms to get the lovely town of Cobleskill. The car was very low on gas, so it was a big relief to find a gas station after 5 minutes of looking-around-being-worried-what-if-this-town-doesn't-have-any-gas-station kind of driving.
Hotel; Best Western Inn of Cobleskill
As soon as you enter the front door, you smell pool. My daughter was so excited. Good thing we arrived before 5:00. She went to pool with Dad, and I knit a little at pool side.
Dinner; BW Delaney's (restaurant in the hotel) Pot roast and mashed potato, Chicken Bruchetta pasta, Fish and Chips, Cheesecake and icecream for deserts.
My husband has a soft spot on Pot roast. He just loves it. The best one he had was at a diner in Port Lavaca, TX. He says mine comes the second (but far behind), and today's was the third best.
After the dinner, my husband found a nearby playground and took the activity-depleted little Japanese girl there. I went back to the room early, and read the e-mail from my knitting friend, Cynthia. I was so happy that I got one yarn (Handmaiden) from her recommendation.
Tomorrow, we will visit the main purpose of this trip. I am feeling sad from time to time since yesterday. Tomorrow is practically the last day.
2 days in America
July 22, 2008
We visited Toronto Zoo first in the morning by car, stayed until a little past 1:00. Our daughter had a really good time there, although she was staying up late until past 11:00 last night (got in the bed around 10:10, just couldn't make herself up to sleeping. Partly, our fault as parents.)
Lunch; Toronto Zoo Africa Restaurant pizza and chicken wings
Note; We are idiots. Didn't have more than 5-6 Canadian dollars (thinking we are going to pay with credit card for all the purchases and all), almost missed a lunch. The ATM machine looked shiny when I see it inside the Africa Restaurant. An afterthought, maybe they accepted American dollars at the Hamburger stand we cancelled all the order and got pissed off. Hunger makes our mind blurred. End Hunger. Seriously.
Took TTC from Scarborough Center (parked the car in mall parking lot) to King to visit Hockey Hall of Fame. I think I lost the extra money we withdrawn before the lunch (maybe with all the paper napkins down to trash). I couldn't find it at the subway station anyway, and withdrew again. The attendant at the train station booth looked pissed off by something. Maybe it was me. I didn't like him, too, anyway.
Hockey Hall of Fame was so clean and shiny. We had good time there, made a lot of purchase at the store, including my husband and daughter's Sidney Crosby black Penguins jersey.
We took our family's "Hockey Guy", Kuma-tan the Bruin with us, too. He looked really moved.
After a break at Starbucks, walked to Queens to take a street car, took another at Spadina, got off at Nassau St. to go to Lettuce Knit. It was close to 5:30 when we arrived. I got these;
allhemp6LUX, KPPPM in two colorways, Handmaiden Casbah, from upper left to right to down.
We had a healthy Vietnamese supper at SaiGon Palace on Spadina, walked to Bathurst subway station, went back to Scarborough Center and went back to the hotel.
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July 07, 2008
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July 04, 2008
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July 03, 2008
*Made online application for the turn-off of electricity. On the course of that, I realized I didn't remember the spelling of "electricity". Now I know it.
*Made online application for the shut-off of gas.
*Made a phone call asking the cancellation of the phone service. I had my sock knitting while waiting for them to get an attendant. While I was admiring my own cleverness to do so, I got an attendant and got upset because it was so quick.
*Saw one of my English teacher to tell her I'm leaving.
*Went to cable TV (& internet service) office and made cancellation.
*Got Handy Manny Tool Box Toy for my daughter (as a birthday present from me.)
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July 02, 2008
10 days to the final shipment
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