Summer in Canada

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I spent a week in Toronto, which is pictured here.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

     Summer break is arguably the best time of the year. Some people use it to sleep in late and just have a lazy, relaxed break. I spent my summer travelling.

 

     I spent almost an entire month in Canada, going on a two week long fishing trip, came back to Illinois for a week, and then left to go visit Toronto, which was a city I had wanted to see for a long time. It didn’t start off well, as I had to drive all the way there after problems came up at the airport. Two days of almost non-stop driving isn’t an ideal way to start a vacation, but it all turned out well. I took a bus tour around the city, and got to see the sights and places I ended up visiting later. The two highlights of my trip were seeing the Blue Jays play the Oakland A’s, and going to CN Tower, where I got to do EdgeWalk. If you don’t know what that is, you put a harness on, get tethered to a rail system, and you can walk around the top of the main pod of the tower, which is 356 metres high (almost 1200 feet.) It was easily one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done, and the views of the city from that high up were breathtaking.

 

     After I left Toronto, I spent two days in Stratford, Ontario to attend part of the Stratford Festival, which is an event where musicals and other plays are done year-round.

 

     My final week of break was spent in band camp, which was a lot of fun, but it was tiring. It was a reminder that school was about to start. It’s bittersweet, because I get to see people I haven’t seen or talked to since last May, but at the same time it’s a conclusion to my summer vacation, where I was constantly going places and doing stuff. I’m certainly going to have a tough time getting back into a routine.