So grateful to have had some very leisurely time this past weekend to visit with friends and family. Not thoroughly enjoying the challenges of driving a vehicle with a standard transmission, I made a decision to take the train to Toronto to visit with my friend Sonya. We met up at Union Station and spent the day just wandering downtown.

The weather was fabulous so we took the ferry across to Center Island, sat on the beach, enjoyed the view and snacked on chilly cheese fries and just got caught up on all the news. By the time I boarded the train at seven, for the ride I was plenty ready to just relax and read.

On Sunday, after church and a few quick visits with friends, Sunday I headed north to Whalen’s Corners where I had the joy of sharing a Father’s Day dinner with my Uncle Stewart and Aunt Lil. As always, Sandra prepared a lovely spread with fabulous steaks, compliments of Larry’s well developed skills on the BBQ. I can’t remember when I last had a steak but this one  sure tasted great.

Both Stewart and Lil have been struggling with health issues this past year but they are looking great and still fully enjoying life with their children, grandkids and even four great grandkids.I am so pleased to have had this time with them while I am home.