Josh’s Journey: Part 11

From Josh:

July 16, 2021

Last week we moved on from Niagara Falls and made our way to Emerald Lake, a combination campground & waterpark about an hour west of Toronto & used it as a base to explore the Toronto area.

Many of the famous attractions were closed, but we spent a day just wandering around Downtown Toronto and saw the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena, the old steam train roundhouse, Union Station, and wandered along part of the waterfront. Oliver met Tim Horton & got a Beavertail (he loves those things) and also got a couple of Toronto Raptors jerseys!

We also spent a day at the Toronto Zoo. Unfortunately, it was really hot which is always a challenge for June. We also found that many of the exhibits at the zoo, while technically wheelchair accessible, are unable to be viewed while seated in a wheelchair due to solid (not glass) guard rails. As June is connected to two tubes at pretty much all times now (one into her jejunum with her food going in and one connected to her stomach allowing it to drain) you can imagine that the process of getting her disconnected and in & out of her chair every few minutes gets pretty old…. Oliver got himself a nice water bottle as a souvenir – he LOVES gift shops 🙂We also spent one whole day and one evening at the waterpark – it was super busy the day we were there, and we had fun out on the inflatable water toys in the lake, and wading in the kid’s pool. The evening we went to the waterpark it was raining and there was hardly anyone around. Oliver and I had the waterslide all to ourselves!

June is still pretty much the same – ongoing GI struggles but enjoying herself most days. One good seizure a few days ago but otherwise stable in that regard. Fingers crossed we get some reprieve from the heat next week.

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