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VISITING ONTARIO AND NEW YORK CITY, DEC 6,2012-JAN 9,2013

My second Christmas season with Heather in Oakville including a few side trips.

semi-overcast 3 °C

Once again I had a marvelous time with Heather visiting friends, eating out, entertaining at home, walking and talking. We went to dinner with The International Wine and Food Association in Toronto and attended the Rotary Christmas dinner. And we went to a concert in Toronto and a hockey game in Brampton. My great-grandson Ethan is the goalie on his team, his Dad Powin is the coach and his Mom Tanya along with his Grandfather Doug, Heather and I were his cheerleaders. And they won!

After the hockey game Heather and I went skating on the great skating path in a Brampton park and visited their museum. Not in any particular order we spent Christmas Eve with son Doug's family----wife Linda and all six kids and four grandkids as well as sons-in-law and a couple of girlfriends. Another emotional event for me. Then Christmas day we had Heather's daughter Briana and husband Rim as well as her other daughter Amelie for dinner. Spontaneously Heather invited three friends of Briana's and their father to join us which made for a very joyous meal. And went to Penetang to visit friends of Heather stopping en route to visit another friend in Creemore. While in Penetang I had a chance to ride Jane's Icelandic pony which was a thrill since I hadn't ridden in years.

But that wasn't all since we spent a week in NYC in Briana's apartment while she and Rim vacationed in Grand Cayman......what a deal! And this trip gave us the opportunity to visit and have lunch with my sisters-in-law Bev and Fran in St Catharines and Welland on the way. We went to three Broadway shows, had a terrific dinner out on New Year's Eve, walked across Brooklyn Bridge both ways and visited more friends in Old Greenwich. Of course we went to the Museum of Modern Art and this trip we also visited The Metropolitan Museum. Both were very busy but shouldn't be missed on a trip to New York.

Jan 13,2013 Added pictures taken by Heather Christmas Eve, at Ethan's hockey game and of me skating.

Tree cutting in Hillsburg, Ontario   2012

Tree cutting in Hillsburg, Ontario 2012

The house in which my Grandfather Williamson was born in 1879.      St Catharines, Ontario, Dec 2012

The house in which my Grandfather Williamson was born in 1879. St Catharines, Ontario, Dec 2012

Heather's house, Christmas, 2012

Heather's house, Christmas, 2012

Heather's house       Dec 2012

Heather's house Dec 2012

Riding Jane's Icelandic Pony, Penetang 2012

Riding Jane's Icelandic Pony, Penetang 2012

Kerrs' Boxing Day skating party.  2012

Kerrs' Boxing Day skating party. 2012

Kerrs' Boxing Day skating party, 2012

Kerrs' Boxing Day skating party, 2012

NYC January, 2013

NYC January, 2013

NYC January, 2013

NYC January, 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013

NYC January 2013


Son and Father at Ethan's Hockey Game  2012

Son and Father at Ethan's Hockey Game 2012

Ethan in goal  2012

Ethan in goal 2012

Christmas Eve  2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

Christmas Eve 2012 #5

Christmas Eve 2012 #5

Christmas Eve 2012 #4

Christmas Eve 2012 #4

Christmas Eve 2012 #3

Christmas Eve 2012 #3

Brampton Ontario    2012

Brampton Ontario 2012

Posted by douglasw 12.01.2013 12:39 Archived in Canada

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