Captain's Log April 13th - London, ON ---> Toronto, ON
Thu 13 Apr 06 - Thu 13 Apr 06
I had two site visits today for work. I had to practically fly down the road because I ran so late in my 1st meeting. On Yahoo, it mapped the trip from London to Toronto at 2hrs 25min. I made it in under 2hrs. And I was still 15 minutes late! Fortunately, they had forgotten I was coming so they never even realized I was late.
I got to the Hilton by around 5:30pm. It would have been a lot quicker, but I kept getting stuck behind delivery trucks double parking! Also, no one told me that Toronto has some roads that have all white stripes with 2 way traffic on it. Depending on the day, the middle lane may go north or south. You have to look at the electronic signs above the lanes to see if you have a check or an X. Unfortunately, I was in that middle lane when it switched over to that system and I had an X. Talk about freaking out when I saw a car coming right at me and then me realizing that all the lines are white and me not having a clue which way to go. I was yelling in the car...where is the yellow line??? where is the yellow line??? Fortunately, I managed to get into the right lane without bodily injury!
After getting settled, I walked around downtown for a few hours. There was a cool street, Queen Street, where I spent most of my time. That street had a New York City feel.
Then I went to an IMAX movie, V for Vendetta. That was a very thought-provoking movie. It spoke of anarchy and people fighting to regain the freedoms that were taken away from them in the name of keeping them safe. It made me think of the documentary I just watched on the 9/11 event called "Loose Change." It is all very interesting, although I have no idea if any of the conspiracy theories are true.
Anyway, then I got a slice of pizza from a shop on the street and took it back to my hotel and ate while looking at the the nice view of the city from 21 stories up.