On Saturday, we headed to “The Ex” (the CNE: the Canadian National Exhibition), which is something everyone in Toronto does every year. It is a rite of summer. We started at the Agriculture Hall where we got to pet (eek!) and stare at all manner of farmy animals. I also managed to score dirt cheap Magic Passes that were even cheaper than the advance purchase Shopper’s Drug Mart deal. Gotta love it!
In the Agricultural Hall, we decided on our Miss Holstein of the Year awardees. This is one of our most favourite stops in the CNE. We plant ourselves in front of the Farm King and Queen pictures aligned along the wall and decide who’d we pick as the most farmerlike. Frankly, I thought this year’s contestants paled in relation to our Miss Holstein awardee of last year (see here). While you won’t believe this, the pictures of these gals make them appear more beautiful.
8) Crazy Mouse: my favourite ride at the Ex; 9) G heads in to inspect one of the six companies vying for the new TTC streetcar contract; 10) I skipped this ride … G was brave and is inside spinning away
11) G strikes the pose; 12) BIG HEAD Brent; 13) house of mirrors fun
14) G goes around
15 & 16) the Superdog Show; 17) the Snowbirds, Canada military acrobatic flying troupe
18) Lego is building a replica of the CN Tower on site … now that’s a lot of lego blocks!