This month, I’ve been writing about the trip Andrew and I took in July to Colorado and New Mexico. But today I’ll tell you about a day we spent in Toronto last weekend at Buskerfest.
My cousin Wendy was visiting from California, and I gave her a list of things we could do when she was in town. She cheerfully chose Buskerfest without really knowing what it was. The weekend festival was a display put on by street performers, musicians and artists. In case you’re wondering, Wendy is the one not dressed in copper in the above photo.
Of all the acts we saw, Fireguy was the standout. Imagine juggling two flaming batons and a bottle of champagne. Then to raise the stakes, imagine doing it while balanced on three stacked skateboards, six feet off the ground. Add in a little humour, and you’ll see why we were alternately laughing and gasping throughout the show.
Hula hoop spinning was attempted by several members of my family, with varying levels of success.
We walked as far east as the St. Lawrence Market, a great destination in itself. Some of the best cheese, meat, baked goods and seafood in Toronto are sold here. We bought bagels for breakfast the next day.
We rounded out the day with street art, and henna tattoos for all of us. We’ll go back next year!