Ontario, where we spent so many years...
picked us up at the airport and we spent a LONG time in traffic as we headed
out to Waterloo. With her roommates gone
for the summer, there was lots of room in her apartment for us. It was great to see her, and it seems like
she appreciated some grown-ups around who know how to cook. Apparently she remembered the duck recipe as
she claims she made it for a friend and the two of them have not been
hospitalized. Waterloo isn’t that far
from Toronto, so we went back and forth a few times as did Zophia.
We drove up
to Wasaga Beach and visited with Pat and Ted. They used to live in Vancouver
and have retired in Ontario. In addition to great food and catching
up, they introduced us to Dillon’s Small Batch Distillery (dillons.ca).
Our friend Michelle
was kind enough to let us stay at her place in Toronto. This meant doing more cooking and enjoying
some awesome wine with her. Michelle
works in the wine industry and knows more than anyone else we know. Her blog is
We went to the Niagara region with Michelle to learn a bit more about Ontario
wine and to check out Dillon’s Distillery. We have to thank Pat and Ted again
for introducing us to Dillon’s.
|Cool looking still at Dillon's|
Tim took us fishing on Lake Ontario, and we caught a salmon. Back on land
we helped Tim clean and filet the fish. A few weeks later we went to see the Toronto
Air Show with Tim’s entire family on the boat.
All of us would recommend seeing the Air Show from land, as the
authorities don’t let the boats get anywhere close enough to see. It was fun spending time with Tim and
Stephanie and their two boys.
some time with our friend Victoria too.
Her place is on the 19th floor and gave us a great view. Her
cooking is also awesome, but she’s lactose intolerant so there wasn’t any
fattening creamy sauces!
|Toronto Skyline at night from Victoria's|