Happy belated birthday, mon ami!
I just got back from a great vacation. The missus and I spent a few days with my in-laws, then a few days at a nice fancy hotel in downtown Toronto (during that time, we celebrated our third wedding anniversary), and then a couple of days with my family at their seasonal campsite. We:
-Saw all three of my wife's grandparents, as well as my one living grandmother;
-Saw my sister and her three kids (4-year-old twins and a 4-month-old baby);
-Went shopping with my sisters-in-law;
-Saw "The Wolverine";
-Had numerous family dinners with my in-laws;
-Went up the CN Tower (formerly the Largest Free-Standing Structure, until the Burj was finished, it has cool viewing areas and a transparent floor);
-Went to a restaurant that specializes in Bacon Sandwiches (seriously!);
-Did an "Urban Quest" (like a scavenger hunt, which took us through an old market, Chinatown, the Walk of Fame, etc.);
-Did a boat cruise of Lake Ontario, seeing the cityscape at night;
-Went to the Royal Ontario Museum;
-Toured Queen's Park (the Ontario provincial legislature; my wife and I have so far toured the parliaments of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, and the federal one);
-Had a nice camp fire, where we cooked Pie Irons;
Overall, an absolutely wonderful vacation. If anyone ever gets the chance to see Toronto, I recommend it wholeheartedly.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
-Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear