Saturday 18 August 2012

Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) 2012

Because BMO Field is on the Ex grounds, Gord and I got free admittance to the CNE because we went to the Toronto FC game.

We wandered around for a couple hours after the game.

The first thing we did was check out the new Sky Ride.

Extending 40 feet above ground at its highest point, the Sky Ride will enthrall CNE visitors as they are elevated into the air and transported across the grounds towards the historic Princes’ Gates, or alternatively west towards BMO Field.

It's $5 one way and we waited in a line-up for about 15 minutes for our turn.

Almost our turn to get on ...

Up up up we go ...

I'm funny with heights.  I can lean over cliffs and ledges (like on Signal Hill) and even stand on a glass floor waaaaaaaaay up (like in the CN Tower) ... but rides scare me.  Ironically Gord's the opposite (he swears at me when he thinks I get too close to an edge).  Once we got going on the Sky Ride and Gord stopped shifting around (!!), it wasn't too bad.

We headed to the Direct Energy Building after that to the craft beer garden.  Along the way, we checked out award winning plants.

There are beer gardens outside but they sell big brand beer.  Gord loves craft beers so that's why we went to this one instead.

Here's Gord having a Lake of Bays 10 Point IPA.

I had this cranberry blueberry wine from Muskoka Lakes Winery first ... it was really reallly sweet.

I liked Hinterbrook's Rosé better.

This trio was playing jazz.

Back outside and walking around ... there was lots of people out and about on the rides and playing the games of chance.

We were hungry so had some wings and fries from the St. Louis food truck.

They were good but just warm, not hot, which was surprising considering we had to wait for them.

The CNE is huge and we were only able to check out a few things before we walked home.


dawn said...

We're heading to the CNE on Tuesday. I love going there and just walking around for hours on end! Oh, and eating a lot of yummy food too! :D

Masshole Mommy said...

Looks like a GREAT time....and that skyride looks awesome. I'd love to do that.

Teresa said...

Looks like a super fun time.