Both Christmas and New Years are over now. I have to say, it was the best Christmas I’ve had in years. My son and daughter-in-law spent five days with us. We planned for weeks ahead. Menus and shopping lists, Christmas tree and decorations. Well, you know the drill. My son gave me a new camera (Canon Rebel T1i)and new cordless phones. Oh, it was all so exciting. We ate and drank, spent evenings in front of the fire. Bliss.
On Boxing Day, we had a “Nog ‘n Nosh”, invited about 20 neighbours to join us and meet my son and daughter-in-law. We had a great time. The next day, we took them to our new favourite restaurant, namely Elmirst’s Resort. Food was great.
We took them around the area to Peterborough, Warkworth and Campbellford and stopped at Indian Trading Post where they shopped for dream catchers and a lot of other stuff to take back as presents. Next, we stopped at the “Red Barn”, also run by aboriginals. (This is a great reserve). The owner is a great guy, so cheerful and hospitable. Charlie can never pass the place without stopping for their cherry pie. Arnold bought subs for all of us. Gee, that was the best sub I ever had. (Note to myself: when wanting a snack while in the area, stop for a sub).
Before we knew it, it was over. They headed out back to Toronto, then to visit Mother in the nursing home, then on to Miami and eventually back to Jamaica. The time sure flew. I try not to be sad but I am. 🙁