Saturday night found G and I ensconced at the Park Hyatt Toronto (amid much rain) and from there to a great party – with a California theme – at Brian and Gary’s (oops, forgot the camera).
Sunday morning, we checked out and headed east to Scot on the Rocks Annie’s for a few days of rest and relaxation. It’s been far too long since we last caught up with Annie and baby K, no longer a baby mind you, so it was great to spend time with them again.
We wandered into the wee village of Newboro on Monday for lunch at the Stirling Lodge, which included one of my favourite appetisers – deep fried dill pickles.
10) Stirling Lodge; 11) the restaurant … very rustic
12) deep fried dill pickles!; 13) chips and fresh pickerel
14) G takes a stroll at Stirling Lodge
Back at the cottage, Little Dora was a huge hit, and G and I sang this silly song the whole time we were there. We napped, we took the paddle boat out into the lake, I read a great deal – including Tilar Mazzeo’s very good biography The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood – and we watched umpteen movies. It was, as always, so relaxing.
18) Little Dora does her thing
19 & 20) the silly shoes adventure
21 & 22) the silly shoes adventure continues …
23) Chipy comes a-calling for some bread; 24) out on the paddle boat
25 & 26) the lake at sunset
27) K sleeping … isn’t she the cutest!
28 & 29) the lake at sunrise