COM0014- Blog 1- My Mini-Vaca to St. Catherines/Toronto

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(Me and my cousin’s daughter, Parker on the kiddy roller coaster at Wonderland)

The last vacation I took this past summer was when I went to visit my cousin in St. Catherines for a week. My cousin is 10 years older than me, but we joke that we share the same brain, we have the same opinions and taste in most things. The purpose of this trip was not only for a family visit, but also some fun in Toronto. I traveled by train to Toronto, as I often do, with a connecting GO train to Burlington and then a connect GO Bus to St. Catherines. When I first arrived, I was so excited to see my cousin, her husband and her 10-year-old daughter. Even though we text everyday, it was nice to see her in person. The first thing on their itinerary for me was supper at one of their favorite spots, Pho Ngon for some delicious pho. This is when they surprised me with passes to Canada’s Wonderland for the next day.

It had been years since I was last at Wonderland and was so excited to see what it’s current state was like. The fact that I got to experience it with my cousin’s 10-year-old daughter made it even more enjoyable. We spent a total of 8 hours (no that is not a typo) touring the theme park, riding on various rides, seeing live shows and eating junk food. I managed to do something I was to chicken to do the last time I was there, and went on 3 roller coaster rides… and maybe the kiddy roller coaster 3 times as well. We all had a great time with lots of laughs and mementos from our fun day.

The next night of my stay we all went to the movies to see Wonder Woman, that we were all waiting so long to see. We all enjoyed the movie and spent the whole car ride back to my cousin’s place talking about the film, what we liked the most, what we thought it lacked etc…

On the next night I had a pass to a film/crew party in Toronto for the film Code 8, which was currently filming. My cousin escorted me to the pub that the party was taking place at where we got to mingle and meet people from all over the world and people in the film industry. Later that night we got a surprise visit from Robbie Amell and his wife Italia, who are very nice, caring people. The next 2 days I would actually be attending the set of Code 8 and being an extra in the film, my cousin joined me for every step of the way. It was fun getting to experience everything with her.

For the remainder of my trip I visited with my aunt and uncle, my step aunt and uncle, went wine tasting in Niagara on the Lake, and ate and ate. It was just a short trip, but it meant so much to visit with my family plus do some really fun things in the process.

When was the last time you were at Wonderland? Are you a family trip lover like me?

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