Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We're umbrella challenged...

On Sunday, Josh and I finally got to meet Spitgirl (E) and her husband A. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but she's nicknamed Spitgirl because she used to beatbox. I've known her online for a good eight years, but we never met.

She and A met us at our house and I gave them the $.50 tour of our place and I think they fell in love with Deuce. Thankfully he was on his best behaviour and didn't hiss...sometimes he can get a bit finicky when we have people over. I'm starting to wonder if he's getting a bit mellow in his 'old age'. Anyways, we sat around and talked for about half an hour and then hopped into the car and made our way through a torrential downpour bit of rain to Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.

We got out of the car at Niagara-on-the-Lake to stretch our legs a bit, even though it was raining, we wanted to show them a bit of the town. I took a big umbrella, and as soon as we crossed the street, it popped...badly...like inside out and nearly flew away. Thankfully I had wrapped the strap around my wrist or it would have gone POOF...it happened two or three times. Spitgirl undid her umbrella and was about to open it, when it went *sproing* out of her hands and fell on the ground. It was not good...Funny, but not good.

We continued walking and talking some more and then got back in the car and headed to Niagara Falls. The weather turned progressively worse. The sun came out...in the distance, but it was taunting us...that's when then thunder and lightning started. :P

When we got to the Falls, that's when the heavy downpour started. Thankfully we had a couple extra umbrellas.

Since the weather was so shitacular, there were no crowds to contend with and we were able to find a parking spot relatively easily. We went to the pay parking area, and we saw a sign that said they charged $20.00, but I guess since it was fairly late and raining heavily, nobody wanted to come out and collect the money. Bonus!

We walked around (I hobbled) for a bit and took in the sights. A had never seen the Falls before, so we showed him both Falls. Since it was getting a bit late and the weather was getting progressively worse, we got back into the car and headed back to T.O. and went out for dinner...for sushi!

We went to our favourite sushi place (Ichiban) and E introduced us to a new dish we had never tried before...which we both LOVED called jap chae (it's Korean). It's basically translucent noodles with vegetables in a 'special sauce'. I have no idea what's in the sauce, but can we say YUM?!

We sat in the restaurant, for a while and had more great conversations, but it was over too quickly. We drove them back to our place to get their car and then we had to say our fond farewells.

Good times...good people.

6 comments:

MotherMotherOcean said...

You got a nice long time to spend together. That sounded lovely.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great visit. How cool to meet someone in person that you've known online for so long.

3D said...

Hope you get to visit again soon.

Stupid rain. Funny umbrellas.

Keep smilin!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Glad you had a good time, despite the crappy weather.

spitgirl said...

It was great! Thanks for showing us around... and sorry I was so snotty. If it makes you feel any better, it was worse on the way home, and I'm still blowing my nose here a few days later. Mmmmm jap chae...

spitgirl said...

http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/asia/korean/chapchae1.html