Ruth managed to get her bag packed without too much trouble, but it is definitely full. For some reason her bag weighs the same as mine, even though my laptop weighs three times as much as hers. These backpacks expand quite a bit, and by the time they're full I'm pretty sure they are above the size restrictions of the airlines, but I guess we'll see. To be perfectly honest, I haven't measured the exterior now that they're full. I know we're okay for the Sunwing flight anyhow because if they have to be checked, we have no other bags so there won't be additional costs. If we have to worry about it for another flight later, then we'll deal with it at that time.
Stopped a couple of times along the way to let the dog stretch it's legs. Then went through downtown Toronto at rush hour. Last week when our Korean couchsurfer was visiting, she left an expensive watch behind by mistake, and we made a detour to drop it off to the place in Toronto where she would be visiting next. Glad we were able to do that for her and that it all worked out.
Yesterday's drive, 488 kms (303 miles)
Made it to Dundas at around 6:30pm. Dundas is a town about an hour west of Toronto, near Hamilton. We stayed the night here, and then Lesley will drive us to Toronto's Pearson airport this evening after supper, for our 10:00pm Sunwing flight to London.
Received a couple of pieces of exciting news yesterday!
First, I had applied for tickets to be in the studio audience of this Saturday's live broadcast of the popular British game show The Million Pound Drop and yesterday I got an email saying we had been accepted for 4 tickets! We'll be staying with Ruth's aunt in London and we were going to take them with us but it turns out they're already busy that night. Anybody want to go with us?? We have two extra tickets!
And we accepted a six week house sitting offer in a village a little south of Oxford, from July 11 to August 22. Haven't heard back from the girl yet, so I guess it's not totally confirmed, but she offered and we accepted, so I guess it's a go. We'll see!
Not sure when you'll hear from us again. Our flight leaves at 10:00pm EST tonight, and we arrive at 10:20am London time tomorrow morning. There's a five hour time change from here, so probably won't be able to check in with you all until tomorrow afternoon sometime. Unless Toronto airport has free wi-fi, maybe we'll get a post up this evening sometime while we're waiting.