Day 8: Kilometre 8 for Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD

A couple of days behind updates – it has been a busy week! Day 8 was a fun day. A Mother Daughter Day – actually it was our vacation day – that’s correct DAY – I can’t afford vacations away. Money I don’t have. So a few days here and there over the summer. But Tuesday was our big day out – we took the GO Train to Toronto and walked more than the 1 km goal! We probably walked at least 9 kilometres in just that day!

union station

Once we arrived at Union Station in Toronto it was a 1.1 km walk to our first stop.

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A picture with the Toronto sign made popular during the Pan Am games this summer. It was a great day to be there because it was the day when everyone was back to work and school after the summer – so we did not have to contend with crowds.

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After our pictures, another 1.1 km back to Union Station and then on to the CN Tower.

Day 8 CN Tower

A shot of the red shoes before the ride up to the Observation Deck and

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A shot of the shoes over the glass opening in the elevator taking us up!

After the CN Tower we walked next door to Ripley’s Aquarium. More walking!

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And a shot of the shoes overtop of the Jellyfish tank!

A great but very tiring day – but I can say that even though my daughter didn’t have any red shoes to walk in she walked beside me for 9 kilometres on this day! Just as I have walked beside her since I adopted her 9 years ago (yes, really – 9 – I didn’t realize that until I was typing this – I adopted her August 2006!). And I will continue to walk beside her as long as she needs me too!


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