Exploring my Canada

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It’s weird that over time we all forget to look around and see how lucky we all are to be alive and breathing.  Being a Canadian sometimes makes us complacent and numb to what we really have.  Our country is rich in resources, kind people and humour.  Canadians always get the same old lame jokes on the use of “eh” and “Sorry”; but newsflash… We aren’t really that sorry, eh!  It’s funny when other countries have a lot of shit to say about us, yet they have never had the pleasure to visit our country nor really know any of us.  We are the constant “joke”, however over the years I have realized one common thing with my fellow Canadians and that is… we really don’t have that much to complain about.  Of course, we are not free from crime, violence, etc. but, as I look out my open window and it’s quiet with a few sounds from the neighbourhood kids.  I truly appreciate where I am.

I rant about the current government, I won’t go into that in this post lol, but when I stop and think about it we have a lot more say, we have a lot more power than we even know.   On that note, my new adventure will include visiting all the towns and cities that surround my little corner of Canada.  I will bring you all with me and show you the world through my eyes.

Canada turns 150 years old on July 1st, I will be spending it with my recently reunited childhood best friend and our families.  It’s time to celebrate our beautiful Canada and what it has always had to offer!  YAY Canada!!

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My First New York Trip

My latest travel to NYC was full of adventure and high energy!  I didn’t expect to love New York as much as I do now.

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My hometown is 2 hours away from the Detroit airport which made for an early start to my trip at 1:00am early Thursday morning.  The shuttle bus was on time and filled with 10 passengers.  Out of 10 travellers I managed to hold up entire bus up at the border trying to explain what Meerkat (@AppMeerkat) was.  The officer wanted to know how I met my friends and what I was doing with the live streaming.  It was probably the most drilling set of questions I’ve had to answer but on top of that, the officer looked up my website! (He may be reading now, so HELLO! 🙂 Mr. Custom’sOfficer!)  He was very professional and he thanked me for giving him my information.  It was a little awkward on the bus after that, but we made it through.

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My 8am flight took off and arrived on time at 10am.  Right from the time I collected my bags and exited the airplane I was already pumped full of excitement!  It was amazing to see Herbie (@HerbieMerrin) and Betsy (@BetsyBoop35) in real life and we even had time to stop off and see Ricky (@rickysanquiche) before we got to meet up with Nick (@dagadgetguy) for our Olive Garden dinner.  I’m still proud to boast that I out ate all three of them and cleared my plate like a true Foody and I cleared the plate again at Applebee’s haha.

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I took in all the sights and the action on the streets.  Be it by car, bicycle or by foot, the only speed that New Yorkers know is FAST!  With Herbie’s driving skills and Betsy’s sass, I quickly felt safe and at home among the Big Apple dwellers.

One of the favourite places I visited was the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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The Apple Store was complete with a clear glass elevator that Nick and I could not resist so we took the elevator up from the enormous underground store.

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This was the BEST first day of vacation!! 😀

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Double-fist streaming like a true gadget guy! @dagadgetguy
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Goodnight Day 1 in NYC!
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World Trade Centre

The couple of days were spent shopping, laughter and great food..

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Coney Island visit

I had an unforgettable time with friends that now feel more like family than anything else.  We all bonded in a way that would not have been possible without Meerkat and the magic of the internet.

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I miss my dear friends and my Brooklyn home away from home.. but, I will be back…

Much love everyone hope you all have a great weekend! 😉

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Watch my NYC footage here!

 

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