My second Christmas season with Heather in Oakville including a few side trips.
06.12.2012 - 09.01.2013 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.