Matt decided to take a day off of work today so we could have a full-day date (as a belated valentines thing). I don't really care for cut flowers and all the cheesey v-day stuff, so I was happy to just spend time playing tourists in Toronto today.
I had been begging Matt to get some new skates so we could do some skating, so we started our day at Nathan Phillips Square (in front of Toronto City Hall) and did a few hundred laps :)
It was so hilarious because there was a huge group of elementary school kids there who were ALL clearly just learning how to skate. There were spillz happening around us constantly and at any given moment, you could look at the ice & about a dozen kids were lying down. lol
Matt, snowplowing. he's good at skating. it's cute.
I'm okay. I didn't fall, so it was a success.
that's city hall behind matt!
After lunch at Fran's Diner, we walked to the Royal Ontario Museum. I'm a nerd & I love museums and galleries. It was my first time going since the renovations on the building-- the front was transformed into this craaaazy avant-garde crystal structure. Of course with insanely unique architecture there were a lot of haters, but I think it's so amazing.
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
can you find us in the reflection? haha
I took quite a few pics but here are some notable ones:
"earrings" worn by the ancient chinese in 1000 (or maybe 2000) BC!
THESE PEEPS WORE PLUGS, DUDES.
pickled newts or some jazz.
I legit took a million pictures of like every single geode, crystal & rock at the ROM. I knew I loved rocks, but I didn't know I loved them this much. It turned out somehow to be my favourite exhibit.
dem dinos. craaaazy.
& then we went home for dinner to have a beef stew that Matt had been slow-cooking for the whole day! HE'S TOO GOOD TO ME. So my delayed V-day was pretty awesome. I joked that we got to exercise both our bodies AND our brains today, which is probably why I am so exhausted. What kind of touristy things are there to do in your city? Have you been to Toronto?