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post #1 of 19
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I'm leaving for Canada on Friday and I am so excited. I get to see my girlfriend for the first time since March and I am about 20 pounds lighter so she is very excited to see me. Thankfully I found a way to fund the trip my self so my dad doesn't have to cover it. I need vibes for a safe drive because its going to be 12.5 hours one way in the car, though I am going to stop at my parents house after 3.5 and spend the night there(haven't seen them in about 2 months) and thankfully they will be watching over Tom for me so I don't have to take him over the border with me.

I also need vibes that him and my parents cat get along okay, Tom's been fine the other two times he's been down there but when I brought another cat here he wasn't fine, he wouldn't stop attacking it so...lets just hope it was a territorial thing and not a "I don't like other cats anymore" thing because he's going to be staying with my parents cat for about two weeks so it has to work out.

I also need vibes because I am meeting my girls parents the last day I am there and I am not there favorite idea. Her mom keeps threatening to kick her out of the house if she doesn't break up with me so it should be an interesting meeting.

Other than that meeting its going to be almost two weeks filled with just spending time with her and I can't wait . We have a double date scheduled with one of her best friends so I hope I make a good impression. Were going to go to a steak house and then were going to see the new Chronicals of Narnia movie. Other than that its going to be a lot of time just hanging out at her house(her parents will be out of town Big plus).
post #2 of 19
Tons of For you!! Hope everything goes great!! Enjoy your trip
post #3 of 19
for a wonderful safe trip.
post #4 of 19
Have a safe trip, and have a wonderful time!
post #5 of 19
Have a great time with ur gf!

post #6 of 19
Have a good time and welcome to my homeland!
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah she lives in Ontario, in Hamilton actually. The hardest part about the drive is I'm not used to the metric system so the distance between places gets a little hard to determine for me. Then add into the speed...apparently 100 Kph Maximum means about 130-140 because I was doing 120 and people were passing me like crazy on the 403 last time I was up there.
post #8 of 19
Congrats on your trip! Canada is a great country!


Here are some metric conversions to help you

100 kph = 62 mph
110 kph = 68 mph
120 kph = 75 mph
60 kph = 37 mph
40 kph = 25 mph

Up here is you are caught going 90 mph (140 kph) it's an automatic loss of your license. And while I don't know about Ontario, in Manitoba they are cracking down on speeding a great deal. So drive safe and don't do what you see others doing
post #9 of 19
Wow you will be close to me. Does she go to McMaster?
post #10 of 19
Yeahhh!! good luck!! I'm from Hamilton Too!!!!
post #11 of 19
Lots of on all points! that her mother manages to calm down and keep an open mind.
post #12 of 19
Make sure she takes you to "the bean bar" !!!!
post #13 of 19
There are a few of us near the Hamilton area.

As for the speed limits, unless you are weaving in and out of traffic and passing cars left and right, the police don't bother you much if you are just going with the flow of traffic. I usually go between 110 and 120 (sometimes a bit more ) on the 400 series of highways. If you happen to hit rush hour it's not an issue - you'll be stop and go, stop and go.

Have a safe trip and I hope her mom meets you with an open mind, and even better, open arms.
post #14 of 19
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No she isn't a Mac student but she was a few years ago. She graduated from there in 2000 I think.

I can't wait to get up there again. Last time I was up there was right after a 2 foot snow storm so everything was covered in ice and snow and pretty much dead, so it will be interesting to see how things look now that its a little warmer. Last time I was there I driving on Beach street a little after the parking lot to a beach on lake Ontario heading towards the QEW and saw a sign for a mini-golf course/go kart track and it said it was coming in either spring or summer of 08 if anyone has any idea what I'm talking about do you know if its open yet? I know my description was about as clear as mud but i was lost at the time. It was about a block before you hit the QEW on Beach(at least I think its still beach at that point it might be Centennial).
post #15 of 19
It is part of Confederation Park and closes in the winter - it actually opens today

That means you have to stop at Hutch's for fries too though!

http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/p...federation.asp has the details for them
post #16 of 19
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Thanks, I really appreciate the tip. I am taking her to Adventure Village for a round of mini golf on Sunday.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
It is part of Confederation Park and closes in the winter - it actually opens today

That means you have to stop at Hutch's for fries too though!

http://www.conservationhamilton.ca/p...federation.asp has the details for them
Sorry for the hi-jack but Eithne, are the burgers and fries really good there? We went to one of these type places in St. Catharines one time that was supposed to be "authentic". The burgers were frozen patties and the milkshakes were made out of the powdered mixes. I was very, very disappointed. I've been told that restaurants aren't allowed to make their own burgers any more because of health regulations or some such thing.
post #18 of 19
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Well I made it here safely and Already said a quick hi to my girlfriend before she had to rush off to work. Traffic wasn't that bad until I got onto the linc and then people forgot how to drive...Barton wasn't much better...anyway I am at the hotel now just relaxing while my girl is at work.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Sorry for the hi-jack but Eithne, are the burgers and fries really good there? We went to one of these type places in St. Catharines one time that was supposed to be "authentic". The burgers were frozen patties and the milkshakes were made out of the powdered mixes. I was very, very disappointed. I've been told that restaurants aren't allowed to make their own burgers any more because of health regulations or some such thing.
I only ever get fries there and they are decent (although huge portions) it has started to go downhill though. More and more you find it staffed by teenagers doing their homework while they work
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