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FIVE GENERATIONAL VISIT AUGUST 14-22, 2010

Chicago, Toronto and St Catharines

sunny 25 °C

I thought it was time to visit my 103 year old Mother. So son Doug and I decided to have a little father/son bonding time as well. We met in Chicago, took in the air show along the Lake Michigan waterfront, cycled, went to a gym, ate, drank, talked and had a grand time. Also we took a boat trip on the Chicago River to see all the architectural wonders. And to add a little spice to the program, after we had ordered drinks and crab legs in an up scale bar the maitre d' told me, politely, that I was dressed inappropriately. I was wearing a muscle shirt. I kept quiet but my son simply asked them to come up with a solution. The result was putting on a sleeved waiter's jacket and having a good laugh.
Then we flew to Toronto(Doug's home) ate, drank and talked a lot more. I saw grandsons Chris and Geoff and went to granddaughter Shannon's house for a barbecue. She and husband Kyle did a great job and it was wonderful to see the terrific improvements they have made to their 90 or so year old home. Also saw great granddaughter Riley and her brother Spencer who was a little under the weather after a hectic day. So more cycling with Doug and his wife Linda, had lunch on Toronto Island and all in all a wonderful time.
I took Doug's Mercedes to St Catharines to visit my Mom who I found to be in fine fettle, sharp, cheerful and full of joie de vivre. Took her and sister-in-law Bev as well as nephew Bruce to Niagara on the Lake for lunch on the golf course overlooking the Niagara River. I told the women I would drive them right to the door and see that they were settled before parking the car. Well, after ordering, the hostess came and asked for my car keys as I had forgotten all about the car which was blocking the driveway. OH MY GOSH! HOW EMBARASSING. Stayed with sister-in-law Fran in Welland which I enjoy and which gives me a needed break We had a lovely dinner at The Welland Golf Club on the deck overlooking the links.Chicago.jpgChicago #4

Chicago #4

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Chicago #3

Doug and Linda's

Doug and Linda's

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The forest

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Doug's backyard #2

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Doug's backyard #3

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Doug's backyard

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Doug

Shannon and Kyle's home #9

Shannon and Kyle's home #9

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Shannon and Kyle's home #7

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Shannon and Kyle's home #6

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Shannon and Kyle's home #5

Shannon and Kyle's backyard

Shannon and Kyle's backyard

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Kyle


Shannon and Kyle's home #4

Shannon and Kyle's home #4

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Shannon and Kyle's home #2

Linda,Riley,Shannon & Kyle

Linda,Riley,Shannon & Kyle

Linda and Shannon

Linda and Shannon

Posted by douglasw 16:11 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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WOW...looks like a wonderful time and SUPER pictures as usual....Love YOU! Daddy Dear....Melinda...xoxo

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