Tilt-a-Whirl Hurl?…

1) the ever-so-fun Crazy Mouse rollercoaster at the CNE

Saturday was our annual visit to the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). We spend the morning riding the midway rides, leaving our lives in the hands of the odd and occasionally scary carnies. I am not a twisty, turny ride sort of guy and have to strategically pace myself on the rides to avoid a possible hurl. After doing the Polar Express, we ventured on to the Swing Tower swings then on to the Tilt-a-Whirl and boy, was I close to a Tilt-a-Whirl hurl!

2) up G and I go; 3) me in the tumble drum at the Fun House

4) G in the drum; 5) Crazy Mouse mania

6) the Polar Express … omg, so much going around and around; 7) concession colours

8) heading to the Swing Tower; 9) on the Giant Ferris Wheel

10) the view of downtown from the top of the ferris wheel; 11) Ontario Place

12) BMO Field, home of Toronto FC; 13) the Swing Tower

14 & 15) the annual parade to honour those silly army dudes

16) there is NO way I’m going on this; 17) G does down

18) yummy waffles; 19) the stone man

20) beautiful orchid; 21) okay, so what does this look like?! 

One of my favourite parts of the CNE is visiting “The Farm” where you can see and learn about farmers and the job they do for all of us .. .Farmers Feed Cities!

22) horses; 23) piglets

24) more piggies; 25) sheep

26) turkeys; 27) and natures’ wonder, bees

That would not have been pretty and, in fact, there was a SuperDog hurl when a young asian guy tossed his lunch in the stands. Ick!

The highlight again this year was our annual Miss Holstein Competition where we judge the Miss County Farm Pagent entrants using our own criteria. This year there was a banner crop and G and I were in tears of joy, knowing full well who the winner would be.

28) our winner, 29) second runner up; 30) third runner up

See last year’s winners here.

31) the last CNR steam train, circa 1960

On Friday we met up with Tennis Star Suzie, who just landed a new consultancy job, Ironwoman Laura, Denyse and Blee for dinner at KiWe on King Street West.

32) KiWe entrance; 33) interior

34) tennis star suzie and Denyse; 35) cool balls

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4 Responses to Tilt-a-Whirl Hurl?…

  1. christao408 says:

    Were you looking at the farm animals, sizing up their potential in your kitchen as ingredients?

  2. kunhuo42 says:

    wow, that looks like a lot of fun (although i agree with you about that ride that turns you upside-down… definitely not for me either). i haven’t been to a fair like that in a long time.

  3. ElusiveWords says:

    I’m not big on those rides – maybe the little merry go round. How is the food at KiWe?

  4. Fun. I like your farm pics.

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