On Saturday we saw a great deal of the Greater Toronto Area via the comfort of a couch on wheels. I am endlessly fascinated with urban and suburban landscapes. Hundreds of films (and television programs) begin with moving footage of store fronts and suburban streets. Think The Sopranos, Elephant or Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. I love it!
The highlight of our trip was "Mike's Munchies" a teeny, tiny orange restaurant with hand painted signs.
Richmond Hill is depressing. Once you get into the real heavy duty suburbs it's all Tim Hortons, Mc Donalds, grocery store, strip mall, ugly subdivision, strip mall, strip mall, repeat. I absolutely HATE the plazas that are designed to look like ugly new houses. Shudder. We ate dinner at "Sierra California Grill", a fake suburban version of "healthy California cuisine", surrounded by scary women with angular features and scurrying hostesses with headsets. I had the Spa Salad. It was a perfect way to end off our suburban tour.
Sunday was spent lazing in bed with a massive headache watching crap television and The 400 Blows.