December 30, 2010

Free Tuesdays & Holiday Day Pass

w/ Audrey & Martin

Leaving at a decent time at a little before noon (Martin suggested 7am, but he was vetoed), a bus ride & a nice stroll through downtown eventually lead us to the Royal Ontario Museum. This was our 2nd attempt at visiting the ROM with hopes of free admission. Our 1st attempt was when we tried to visit during the the museum special where the last hr of operation, admission is free, but we didn't expect to see such a long line when we arrived that after our wait the last visitors to enter was the group in front of us. Seeing another long line this time round, the wait in the cold was luckily bypassed because of the new special where post-secondary students get free admission on tues! We ended up paying $7 to see the Terra Cotta warriors exhibit, which ended up being a disappointment. For Ryan, Martin & I, it was smaller than we thought. And, for Audrey, the whole army wasn't there, lol. The commercials on tv only showed the original tomb, so we expected a smaller scale replica, oh well. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the rest of the museum, especially the gemstones.

Afterwards, we used our transit day pass to its full advantage visiting Nathan Philips Square, the Disterillery District (which was deserted at around 6pm), dinner at Danforth, and then back home. 

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