Kennedys in Motion

  • Travelling to Big Cities

    Travelling and staying. downtown in a big city like Toronto is always interesting. You feel you are in middle of the action and you are, but sometimes it's not the action you desire. Our first day on this trip there was a gang war/rapper type gun fire and murder 2 blocks from where we were walking around. On the last day of this trip a fire broke out in an old building a football field away from our hotel. Smoke filled the streets, our room, our clothes, and interrupted our sleep. Fortunately, t…

  • Running Back to Toronto

    Couldn't resist. Downtown Toronto - we are staying at the eclectic Templar Hotel (no secret handshake needed) is a mixture of great sights, noise, long walks, the clang of trolleys, great restaurants and did I mention noise? Barb calls it the honky city because you hear a honk every few seconds and they aren't the friendly toots of London, they are the road ragey honks of New York. Here is an overview our discoveries and a pictoral journey for your viewing pleasure from funky statues to artsy wa…

  • Mon riel and Tranna

    June 10 to 16, 2018. Welcome back readers! On the train from Toronto to Montreal we upgraded to first class and had a lovely journey with muchies and wine. Barb is looking pretty chill. Day 2 a walking tour of Old Montreal. Staying in Old Montreal allowed us to use Notre Dame Basilica as a centre point to the exploring we did in the area. This beautiful old cathedral is as stunning as anything we saw in Europe. Constructed 300 years ago and built by an American Irishman it literally sits on the …

  • The time has come to head home

    We started the day walking across the O'Connell bridge to meet up with a local busker for a busker tour and found a whole new shopping area with restaurants and pubs. This area was not as touristy with lots of locals and less busy than the Temple Bar area where we are staying. Dublin's Spire had a rocky start in terms of getting government and city approvals to build but once constructed it's impossible to miss and centres a great walker friendly shopping area. We got to sing along with the Joh…

  • Dublin shopping, eating and enjoying the vibe

    The St Stephens mall had an Irish shop so we each had to pick up a t-shirt or two. After a bit of shopping, we wandered the streets, listened to buskers and found a tiny pub with a big deck for lunch. This city has bridges across the River Liffey for as far as the eye can see - according to a google search there are between 17 and 21. This one is called Ha'Penny bridge. The wine we've had over the last few days is served by the glass in these tiny bottles. In wandering around the busy cobble st…