Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Pre-Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie at our house.

I drove to Toronto - Yorkdale Mall to pickup the 2 kids who are not at home: Nadine who works for SDI media in Toronto & Nathan who is at Fleming College in Peterborough.
The Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the busiest bus days... so many college & university students head home for the weekend. Nathan took a school bus from Peterborough to Toronto. As we crawled along the 401 (the 1 - 1.25hour trip took 2.5hrs) I noticed a car with Trent university sticker.... I pointed it out to Nathan... he knew the passenger from one of his classes.
So Friday night, we had a later evening Thanksgiving dinner with my parents in Kitchener.
Pumpkin Pie at my parents.

We drove to Parry Sound again, lots of traffic... took 5+hours.
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner including more Pumpkin Pie.
After dinner we went for a walk along the beach... that was a first for us as a family... usually we are at the farm for a hay ride.
There were 19 of us... and we all stayed overnight.

After the service at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, where Rob is at staff, we walked home for lunch and gift exchanges for the fall birthdays.
Then we headed down to Gravenhurst... a slow trip... sunday drivers looking at the colours
Had coffee with one family and dinner with another family.
Then headed to Janice's moms place in Leaskdale through the fog.

We slept in, enjoyed the sun and then after lunch took Nadine back to her place in Toronto before returning home to Waterloo (again traffic was very slow).

It was a good weekend with family and friends... much to be thankful for... I trust your was as good.

1 comment:

michael lewis said...

All I read about is traffic and crowds.

When will people in Ontario discover something better?


On Saturday I drove to Waterton Lakes and went for a quick hike (more like a walk) to Blakiston Falls, at the bottom of Mount Blakiston. I also attempted the south access to Crandell Lake, but there was too much snow. I drove down to Cameron Lake, and met some nice tourists from all over Europe who happened to be going to U of A together.

Sunday, a gorgeous day, had me driving to Hillcrest (one of the towns in the greater municipality of Crowsnest Pass) for dinner. But on my way, I decided, on a whim, to finally visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. WOW freaking WOW!! I can't believe I've lived so close for five years and have never visited; that centre is amazing! (This particular buffalo jump is older than the pyramids in Egypt. YES! Older than the pyramids!)

Monday was a lazy day grazing on leftovers with friends.

Back to work today....blah....