In between the two "parades" (which consisted of walking around the fountain a couple of times) I walked around the area and saw some fabulous mansions. This area was settled by European immigrants - wealthy ones built homes here as they were not welcome along the Anglo Saxon enclave of the Gold Coast. (snobs!)
The "scary" doggie parade was so much fun.
After that I had lunch at a vegan place called Native - I had an Italian "meatball" sandwich made from seitan with sweet potato fries and a watermelon drink. All delicious!!!
I then looked around the shops - I really like this neighbourhood. Very funky!!! And guess who I saw? Elvis!!! I just saw the jumpsuit and freaked and asked if I could take a photo and they said "wait we'll put on his wig". He doesn't like walking with his wig on!!!
Took the "l" back to Irving Park Road and popped into the library for a few minutes then back here - Casper's mom is back. We caught up on all the news and had a spaghetti supper. A relaxing evening after a wonderful fun filled day.