Saturday, August 19, 2006

A needed break - #2

When we got to Toronto, we struggled a bit in finding lodging because there was a Caribean Fest underway. However, we found a reasonable hotel that put us in an area close to museums, shopping, and some of the ethnic/cultural neighborhoods. The lesson of Toronto is that it is such an amazing collection of cultures. Everywhere you look there are people of different races, languages, religions, etc. It is a culture that seems to embrace all perspectives, if not easily at least comfortably.

Makinac Island was very interesting in terms of historical significance. It has been preserved as a 19th century village with no cars - just horses and bicycles. It is very quaint and beautiful. It has a great deal of significance as a pivotal location between the U.S.A. and Canada.

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