There were so many people down at Pier 8, fire trucks were there, St. John's Ambulance and at first I was puzzled as I had not remembered that it was the fishing derby on that day!
From what I understand, they were giving out free fishing rods to 100 children.
|I took this shot with the fire truck in the background - most unusual to see that|
It was also nice to see the little boys climbing that dear old tree. In the distance you can see a busker on the right hand side. He was good. He played the guitar as well as the mouth organ and sang.
|Anna and Bill|
|The usual tourist pose - near the two statues (Bill)|
|Anna - sitting on her walker|
The "kids" took the 8:30 bus from Kitchener and then arrived here a little after 10 a.m. For some reason, the company has taken out the 6:30 bus on the schedule so in order to have a little bit of time together to do something, they came earlier than 12 noon which worked out just fine.
They did not have time for breakfast before leaving so I made them some food and then we took the shuttle bus to the waterfront. We took lots of pictures and the trolley ride was leaving at 12 noon so we didn't do much walking at Pier 8 before the ride.
They just loved Pier 8 and all the activities going on.
|A view of one of the fire trucks. Children were allowed to climb into the cab of it. The firemen were great with the children. It was such a pleasure to see. We were already inside the trolley when this picture was taken.|
|Bill and the big boat|
|On the tour - Caribanna was just at the beginning stages - the people would come later. It was around Pier 4 I think.|
|Bayfront Park entrance|
|Bayfront Park - entrance|
|A small glimpse of Bayfront Park|
|At Williams Coffee Pub eating a late lunch|
|Bill and Boots - best buddies|
|the bus going back to Kitchener|
|In the line up to go to Kitchener|
|The driver put her walker in the storage area|
|They sat in the first seat, near the driver|
It was a beautiful day with lots of exciting things to do. We bumped into Mohammed on our way back to the bus station
All in all, a wonderful day together.