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TORONTO -- this afternoon.

But before we leave this terrific city, I wanted to give you some idea of what it was like staying in the hotel at the Skydome. It's run now by the Renaissance chain, which is part of Marriott, but that didn't make any difference. Though the hotel was full, it never seemed very crowded; we were warned that the walks down the corridors can be very long, but we wound up not too far from the elevators, which we never had to wait very long for.

Watching the field at all hours of the day and night is -- well, what can I say. It's extremely cool. In addition to getting ready for all the ballgames, the Blue Jays had a "Father's Day Sleepover" Saturday night where people paid $200 Canadian to sleep on the field, watch videos, play catch with Blue Jays players, etc. So we watched that for a while. And yesterday, by the time we got back to the room after the game (maybe 15 minutes), they had already started to tear down the baseball field to get ready for a CFL game this coming Thursday.

It's a pricey experience and I don't even want to tell you how much, and I probably wouldn't do it again for that reason. But as a once-in-a-lifetime blowout thing to do, I'm glad we did it. I would stay at this hotel again; the rates for the non-field view rooms are pretty reasonable and I would recommend it for a stay in Toronto, since the location is convenient to many of the attractions here.