We were in bed early last night so of course, on Saturday, Oct. 19th we were awake early. At 5:30 we are talking about the day and at 6 we got up. I had a couple of blog postings to get finished and published so I made my tea and got to work. I was able to post one from home, I think, and then started day 2. Yesterday. We both left for the Mat at 7:15 and the place was empty. Surprising for a Saturday morning.
|Frost on the ground this morning|
|And on Ptooties|
Bill cleaned the lint out of the big dryers for me and I did the small ones and the washers. He dust mopped and wet mopped the floors and I did the bathroom and counter tops. He realized while there that he forgot to bring his laundry from the past week’s work. When we finished cleaning, I texted Jamie and complimented him on the siding improvement as well as let him know of my total hours. I was done cleaning for this year.
When we arrived back at The Ridge, Bill hopped in the truck and drove over to the Acreage to meet Gerry and Mike. Today was the day to winterize their trailers. I went inside and loaded the laundry. I wanted to say hi and goodbye to Donna so went to the Acreage to do that on my way into Durham. Then, I went back to the laundromat to do the load. Even though the sun was shining and the sky was blue, with the day ahead of us, I dried everything in the dryer. It was all about timing. Jamie met me at the Mat and paid me up to date. We said our goodbyes and parted ways.
|Bill mopping the floor for me|
|Over the last couple of days, Jamie has had the upper wall finished with|
the same siding used on the outside wall
It looks great!
Bill and I met on our way to and from Durham. He was headed back into town to fill a propane tank. When I got in the Suite, I started breakfast knowing he’d be along soon. I made us each a stuffed omelette and with that in our tummies, we did the dishes up before packing the personal toiletries. At this point, we decided to add Bill’s small bag as a checked bag. It just saved the worry of ‘is it too wide, too stuffed’?
|This is at the Acreage, things are closed up here too|
Bill had a snooze and I read a chapter in my book before we hopped in Ptooties. It was 3:00 exactly when we put her into D for drive. 😊 We’re good, that was our plan (give or take an hour!).
|Driving back to where their fifth wheel sits|
This is where I love the fallen leaves
In a place where we don't have to rake them
|Bill and Gerry were out behind the trailer|
Donna was inside so I joined her for a bit
|I had to take a picture of this sky|
That is actually the moon showing too
The drive was uneventful although quite busy for a Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful day for it. It didn’t get crazy until we entered the hubbub of Toronto. I took a picture of the population sign, 2,732,000! No wonder it's busy! We made it to the Sheraton on Dixon Rd. and checked in. It was 4:45 so we made good time.
|More pretty sky|
|Starting to get bunged up, especially on the westbound side|
The funny part is that after we were seated and had placed our order, we heard the waitress bringing someone else into the room. It was Sandy, Jess’s Mom and her friend, Rose. Of course, we invited them to sit at the little table beside us. It allowed us all to relax, enjoy a meal and discuss the wedding, the trip and the flight arrangements without any distractions. We are all just looking forward to a good time and a great day for the wedding on Tuesday.
|The only joy I get out of flying near Toronto is the overhead traffic|
|Love it when the timing is just right but it rarely happens|
This one was close enough and will have to satisfy me
|These are very pretty blue buildings|
|Our nice room, how inviting does that bed look?|
|Look at this cool swimming pool! No, I didn't go check it out|
Bill ordered the clubhouse with shoestring fries and I ordered a thin crust pizza with leeks, onions, feta cheese and potatoes sprinkled with olive oil.
|What do sun dogs mean? Hot days?|
|The Olio Restaurant in the motel|
|My pizza and minus about 3 crusts, I ate the whole thing!!|
The potatoes were kind of weird, would have been great without them
I enjoyed it very much
|Bill's clubhouse and fries|
|Pretty lights of the city out our window|
|The jets are taking off right over our window|
It was almost 7:30 when we said goodnight and we returned to our rooms. Bill watched the action as the jets took off and we admired the view of the lights across the metropolis. We have an early morning tomorrow, needing to be downstairs for the shuttle at 5:55. I finished this post and we watched a bit of tv before calling it a night. This has been another full day and we are one step closer to our vacation.
|Nope, not flying saucers - 4 jets waiting to land|
Thank you for your visit!