On Friday, Sept. 16th it was another bit of a sleep in. Woops! For some reason, Bill’s alarm on his phone is going off at 5:30 and yet it is so silent that it doesn’t wake him up. So, it was 5:50 when he got up, washed and took Gibbs out for his piddle. He carried on, had his breakfast, and had his lunch ready by the time Gibbs and I came down at 6:30.
I had cereal with my tea and we said goodbye to Bill. Mine was a little more extensive this morning since I won’t be seeing him for a couple of mornings. After he left, I had my shower and finished the last of my packing. I was taking snacks, drinks and my laptop and once that was done, Gibbs and I went for a walk together.
M had texted first thing asking that I pop over to help with posting an ad on Kijiji but I had to decline. I don’t think he was too happy but this day was about ‘me, me, me’. Wendy and Gayle drove up the lane around 8:45 and we drove to Durham to pick Donna up. Oh, saying bye to my little furry sweetheart was not easy. He thought I was ‘going to work’ so he took his biscuit very innocently. It was me who felt sad. ☹
|A few sister poses|
We met Cathy and Audrey in Arthur where Gayle took over driving Cathy’s car. Two vehicles headed to Fergus where we stopped on Main St. and shopped the main street, a favourite store being the Bookery, a suggestion my daughter made for us to check out. I found a book I was looking for. 😊
Before we left Fergus, we ate lunch at a nice little restaurant called The Red Door with a Health Food Store front. We walked behind the restaurants over the little walkway on the Grand River.
Separating after a walkabout, we met up at Value Village in St. Catherine’s, just over an hour away. We always have fun at the second-hand shops and followed that one up by going next to the Mission Thrift Store. I always find something and I’m always pleased with what comes home with me. 😊 We left the area and drove to Virgil, a small burb near Niagara-on-the-Lake, passing lots of plentiful grape fields along the way.
We found our cottage, a beautiful little VRBO rental and got settled in by 4:30. We talked about our plans for Saturday and then walked down the street to find a restaurant with no wait time and room for 6 of us with no reservation.
We found it at Silks Restaurant. We started with lobster bisque and I had homemade perogies as my entrée. Yum! I don’t eat these at home so thoroughly enjoyed them. It was dark when we walked back to the cottage and just relaxed for the evening.
This has been a fun day and a great start to our weekend.
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