Returning to Ontario

2011-09-02

in Daily updates, Travel

Sometime between Sunday the 4th and Wednesday the 7th, I will get back on the Greyhound to return to Toronto/Ontario.

It’s awkward that I don’t have my own place to stay in either city, but hopefully I will find something in Toronto soon. It’s also awkward that it is proving complex and paperwork-heavy to get my stuff relocated. Hopefully, my physical presence will help.

I am not looking forward to another 20+ hours on the bus, but it will be nice to be back in familiar territory, even if I will not really be ‘home’.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

oleh September 3, 2011 at 2:29 am

With the long hours and work you have been doing in Washington,
I would encourage you stay an few extra days to enjoy Washington.

Milan September 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

I don’t have any energy left for travel, and my credit card bill is a monster. Spending several weeks saying in hostels is exhausting and uncomfortable.

Hopefully, I will be able to find a good apartment quickly in Toronto and move all of my things before they drive the woman who took over my old apartment too crazy.

Joe Ruby September 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

Milan, my wife and I are old friends of your parents from their days in DC. We saw them last summer when we visited Vancouver, and your mom made a spectacular dinner for us. If you’d like a place to stay (and eat, although we won’t try to match your mom) for a couple of days before you head back north you’re welcome to stay with us. We live in Maryland just over the district line in Silver Spring, about a 10 minute walk from the metro. You can email me at joseph dot ruby at baachrobinson dot com or call at three oh one eight oh six six four three two. Don’t feel any obligation to respond!

As for things to see, when you visit the Lincoln Memorial, take the time to read the Second Inaugural Address on the right hand wall. In my humble opinion, it’s the greatest speech ever made – in English, at least.

A good thing to do that most tourists miss is the tower of the Old Post Office at Twelfth and Pennsylvania. It’s the best high-up view of the downtown and Mall area. Really it’s best when you just arrive, as a way to orient yourself, but even so, if you happen to be in that neighborhood, it’s worth a half-hour.

Joe Ruby and Debbie Brody

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