party in the usa: home sweet home
happy friday! finally, the weekend is here…and you’ve also made it to the last road trip recap. 🙂
it was a fun week…here’s what our final itinerary looked like:
- day one: LA to SF
- day two: SF to RENO
- day three: RENO to SLC
- day four: SLC to DENVER
- day five: DENVER to LINCOLN
- day six: LINCOLN to CHICAGO
- day seven: CHICAGO to TORONTO
- day eight: TORONTO to ROCHESTER
- day nine: ARRIVE HOME!
after exploring toronto, and eating lunch at nirvana, i checked out more of kensington market before my parking expired. i’m so glad that i parked the car for the day and explored toronto on foot. i got a better feel of the different neighborhoods and got to see things i’d normally miss had i been zooming by in a car. i didn’t even mind getting lost because there was always something fun to see around every corner. 🙂
although i was SO not ready to leave canada, i had another long evening of driving ahead :(. there was just one more stop i had to make before i left though…
a chocolate stop! canadian chocolate to be exact 🙂
kinder surprise chocolate eggs
and a pack of nestle candies that i enjoyed during the rest of the drive.
yum 🙂 i’m still sad that i didn’t get to try pickle flavored potato chips!
after the very necessary candy stop, i drove straight to the new york border. it was already late but i wanted to stop in the canadian side of niagara falls since i’ve only seen the american side before. unfortunately, the parking was sooo expensive- especially considering it’s free on the other side of the border 😛 oh well…hopefully, i can make a weekend trip out there next year because i’ve always wanted to see the canadian falls.
to be fair, the american falls aren’t so bad either:
view of canada from new york:
after i crossed over into the US, i drove as far as i could before exhaustion set in. i tried to “rough it” and sleep at a rest stop but that didn’t work out, so a rochester motel it was!
the next day began our final leg of the road trip: 6 hours from rochester, ny to boston, mass.
i was eager to get home! the only stops were starbucks (necessary!) and a rest stop lunch.
it felt nice to sleep in my own bed again! though i’ve been home for a few weeks…i still miss being on vacation! before leaving for the road trip, i spent a week in california. i have so many yummy meals to share from that week…but i’m eager to get back to “regular” f-logging…so i think i will do some recaps this weekend and then start blogging my daily meals starting from monday and mix in some cali posts in between.