Friday, June 25, 2010

Kids' Menu?

Well, I ordered from the Kids' Menu for the first time since I was a kid... At Wayne Gretzky's restaurant in Toronto. We went on my birthday and I saw it was a little pricey. Usually, I don't mind ordering an adult entree since I can take the rest home for later but in a hotel, not so much. I saw they had baked Salmon on the Children's Menu for $7.99, Can you believe it? It was a 6 oz. Filet of Salmon with veggies and a drink. It was delicious too. Gotta love Canada... USA with our children's menu full of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers...We got here after driving with our rental car from the BuffaloNiagara Airport. The checkpoint was on high alert because the G8 and G20 summits are both here this weekend. G8 is the world's top 8 superpowers and G20 is the top 20 superpowers. Did we have to call in to vote on this? I never saw that on American Idol. So, Security was tight and we got the 3rd degree coming into the country. We got lost about a million times because we're used to using the mapquest thingy on our iphones and we were unable to turn them on because of the high fees for international service. We parked in the city on our first day and saw the Hockey Hall of Fame, Cn Tower, ate at Gretzky's, and went to a Baseball game at Roger's Centre. We walked all over the city and saw a ton of things. The Police were all over becuase of the summit but they were nice and helpful. Yesterday, we went to the Toronto Zoo(We both love animals) and it was a fantastic zoo. We had a great time. They have a huge Tundra Exhibit and the polar bears have alot of room to move around. I loved seeing them roll around in the grass and play in the water. We saw almost the whole Zoo. We noticed that no one was around and figured out it was past closing... again without our iphones, no clock either... LOL. We went to a German restaurant for dinner and I ate half my meal and brought the rest back to the hotel. Probably should have checked out the kids' menu but the hotel has a high carb complimentary breakfast, you know waffles, toast, bagels, cereal, muffins... and the like. i tried a little but got stuck so I guess it will be bratwurst and veggies for me this morning. The other day was my 3 Month Bandiversary and I did take photos that I will post later when I upload that camera... I still look huge but since my clothes are telling a different story, I guess I just won't notice the difference for a while. I must have been blind to not notice how big I was... I have lost over 60 pounds and I can't really see it. Anyway, we have had horrible internet access in our hotel here so I am behind on reading your blogs too. I am going to try and catch up a little now... I'll write again soon, hopefully the next hotel will have better internet access. *Maria*


  1. I wish my American kids would eat salmon! I was wondering why the heck that was on a KIDS menu... but I guess in some countries they try to feed their children nutritious food. Hmmm. What a neat idea...

    I love to order off of kids menus sometimes. It is a fabulous alternative to halving plates. Gotta love our bands...

  2. Saw you're a new follower on our blog - looking forward to reading all about your journey with the band as well. The salmon looks great - fish is always a good go-to with the band (for me anyway).

  3. Yum salmon...I've been pretty much living on the stuff lately. I find it tastes best on the grill.
    Kids thinking.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Maria,

    The salmon looks really good, I wish Australia had kid's menus had something decent.

    Our menus also any include the nuggets, chips, cheeseburgers and fried foods.

    Glad to hear you are having such a great time.

  5. Hi Maria, Great to see you on our followers list and I will enjoy keeping up with your journey as well. Maree and I are quite competitive people and we can get pretty excitable when we are playing any sort of game! But on this journey we have just been able to be 100% supporters of each other and our ups and downs. I think if one of us had been banded and the other hadn't it might have been different story!
    Hope you are having a wonderful trip!!

  6. Your trip is sounding perfect! Looking forward to pics and more stories...Only in Canada baby! EH!