Sunday, August 10, 2014

A lovely visit with my daughter and son-in-law

We couldn't have had nicer weather to go down to Pier 8 and to take the little train along the waterfront.  We had a wonderful tour guide and she was so full of knowledge and added a great deal to the tour.

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
This spot is so special to me as my Danish friend Margaret and my Salvadorian friends, Sonia and Rene and I used to celebrate my birthday down here at those tables.  Special memories for me.  They used to drive here once a year in July.  Now, alas, it is no longer possible due to age and infirmity.  I miss that togetherness and sharing done at the picnic.

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 
but could not stop and talk as we only had a few minutes to get there before the bus left.

All in all, a wonderful day together.

1 comment:

princess-anna said...

it was a wonderful day for the trip and we could not have had much better weather than what we got. The whole thing was excellent even the fishing derby and the photos of all the events that were going on that day were good top