Monday, November 12, 2007

worth the trip

It was actually a pretty great trip.
Yeah, sure we are jet-lagged like sonsabitches today after flying to Ontario and back in 48 hours, but it was actually the perfect length of time to visit.

And with a license plate like this on the rental car, we could not resist talking like Kevin from Bromwell High all weekend.
"ehhhhh, bebbbeeyyyy!"

We watched the sun set through the windows of an Ontario farmhouse.
We celebrated Jerry's mom's 85th birthday in the same farmhouse.

We marvelled at how cute and tiny our old house is. We stopped by Eva's old school.
And reminisced about how cool her Senior Kindergarten classroom was.
We dropped by the old library where we used to spend so much time, in the play area, at story time, in the crafts room, at music lessons. We did pretty much everything but read.

We couldn't resist the lure of the tacky sign at the local watering hole.
We took photos of the backs of each other's head.
Me, walking by Wortley Road Public School.

Jerry, walking through Wortley Village.

Eva, playing with one of the many village store cats.

We visited Jerry's dad.

We hung out with cousins and grandmas.
We caught up with old friends.

And we took many more pictures, so consider yourself warned.


Allison said...

I loved this post. I'm so happy to hear you had a great mini break. Thanks for sharing the photos as well :) Nice to see all the leaves haven't fallen everywhere.

It sounds exactly the type of trip we have when we visit Stratford, reminiscing old haunts and such.

BeckEye said...

Very cute town! Makes me really want to get out of the city.

Deb said...

O.K....I'm totally confused.

First of all, I thought you were away for a week. And I thought you were in England?

I have to go back and reread things and figure out this mystery. Because not many I know leave for England on Friday and are home by Monday!?

Teddy said...

And where was Eva? You left her alone?

Hope she partied!

Beth said...

How fab! We should all plan a meet-up in Toronto next year, show those Ontarians how to do things right.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I keep forgetting that you were originally a Stratfordite, Al. I love visiting old familiar places.
I was rather shocked by how many leaves are still on-tree. We actually had gorgeous weather.

Although London's official nickname is the Forest City, Beckeye, we always call it the 20 Minute City. And yes, it makes Calgary traffic suck all the harder. Mind you, there's nothing to do in London...

England would have been nice, Deb, but no, this trip was to London, Ontario. Slightly smaller version of the real thing.
I can't even imagine doing an England trip in 2 days!

Nope, Eva is actually in a couple of the pictures, Ted. Her grandmother would have killed us had we not brought her along.

That's an inspired idea, Beth. Although Toronto in the summer is pretty nasty, so I would personally vote for spring or fall. But I love blogger conventions!

justacoolcat said...

That house is so cute and little!

Nice shoes.

Anonymous said...

You've been tagged for the random weirdness meme. See my site for rules

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's hard to believe we spent 8 years renovating that little house, isn't it, Just A? (We ran out of money and energy.)

Oooooh, I'm all about the random weirdness, Gifted Typist! I shall come on over and check it out.

JustRun said...

Really looks like a great trip. Farm houses rule! :)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Yay1 You're home. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Barb and thanks for sharing the pics. We have fond memories of that sweet little house! Babcha looks good. And your shoes do too!

Evelyne said...

Sounds like a great trip!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i love love love that fireplace!

Dale said...

Welcome home! Glad Ontario was as nice to you as I knew it could be.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Farm houses are the tops, Justrun! Especially when they are surrounded by beautiful rolling land.

Home I am, Dr M. Didja miss me?

That was a great little house, wasn't it, Berni? And more pictures coming up too.

It was a great trip, Evelyne. Fast but full.

Isn't that fireplace a beauty, 668? They uncovered it when they took down a wall. I love the windows flanking it as well.

Ontario can be pretty sweet, Dale. I'm glad you got everybody to be on their best behaviour.

phlegmfatale said...

Did you hie thee to the Fluevog store? Glad you had such a lovely time. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No, we never actually made it into Toronto, Phlegmfatale and we were only in the province for 2 days. Next time though.