When we left our downtown condo I was about 4 months pregnant with Miss S and I couldn’t wait to get out of there. Living in the city has it’s perks (everything was walking distance) but I was so over the congestion and car pollution I was really looking forward to more green-space and less concrete jungle.
For me, taking a solo-mama-babe-in-the-stroller visit to the city is a real accomplishment. It’s like a #RookieMom rite of passage! I mean with Miss S I did it when she was closer to one year old. But with our Ellie Bell it happened at 3 months.
We ended up driving down (wasn’t too keen on nursing on the Go Transit during the commuter rush) and seeing my co-workers, introducing Miss El to my mentor and then having lunch with the Mister after visiting his office. Later in the afternoon, I wandered around Eaton Centre, broke my no-buy-challenge after 27 days (although disappointing it did make an impact on my spending habits – more on that in another post).
Although do-able with a double stroller, the Eaton Centre is not as stroller friendly as I thought. I was walking from either ends of the mall to get to the elevators,which were always heavily in use (had to miss two rides because they were crowded with people). I got over 13,000 steps throughout the entire day in my comfy #AthletiLeasure sneaks.
For our lunch date, we went to Spring Rolls. I had the tofu chowmein noodles and Hubz had the chicken pad thai. We chit chatted and made goggly eyes at each other – it’s been a long time. I almost always take a part of my dish home but it was so good I ended up finishing it (even when Miss El needed to be held).
Overall it was nice trip into the city (despite the rain which I was fully prepared for). Planning another trip later this year.