I am loving the Toronto fall – still warm enough to do stuff outside, and most importantly, no snow to turn the leaves brown immediately. A nice change from Calgary where the winter coats remain on standby year-round.
To continue bragging about how sweet it is here to my family who is likely reading this while shivering in their long johns, I was out yesterday in my tank top. I actually had to take my sweatshirt off because I was TOO warm.
To take advantage of the sunshine yesterday, Matt and I went to the High Park Zoo. I wanted to go to see the famed Capybaras (more like escape-a-baras), and also because I have a general love of family activities, despite my lack of children.
Let’s go through a list of reasons why the High Park Zoo is awesome:
- It is completely free; although there are donation boxes at each entrance to support the zoo.
- There are hilarious and adorable furry cows (called Highland Cattle, see above). Who knew cows could have fur?
- There are mastermind escape artist capybaras here. Where else can you see this?
- See number 1!
With the awesome weather continuing on into next week, think about grabbing your crew/bae/family and heading down to the High Park Zoo. Just promise me you won’t stick your hands in the Emu cage!
Another pro-tip for the carb-loving folks out there – head over to San Remo Bakery after your stroll for a treat. It’s about 15 minutes away from High Park, but trust me, it’s worth it. Try an apple fritter, giant sandwich, or my personal favourite – red velvet cake.