Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ottawa Blues Festival

Here we are at the Ottawa Blues Festival (8 July - 19 July). This is the 7th year that Paul and I have attended this Festival - blues being Paul's favourite music.

We are staying with our friend Helen and she is enjoying the music with us this year. This was Thursday evening while we were watching Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women Farewell Tour. The Hard Rock Cafe Stage, one of six stages, is located near the pathway on the Ottawa River so we get to enjoy the wonderful sunsets as well as the music.

Last night we were treated to a great concert by Hey Rosetta, a great band from Newfoundland. We did have to sit through some rain showers, but it was worth it.

Tonight (12 July) we will see Joe Cocker.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our Adventures in Ontario

Well, we had our first Brockville Canada Day this year and while it was much more quiet and less colorful than Ottawa, it was a nice day. We dressed in our red and white and strolled about the waterfront, enjoying a sunny day. How more Canadian can one get than to make a visit to Tim Horton's on Canada Day! Paul and I took in a concert in the evening and then we joined my sister and her hubby on their sailboat in the harbour to enjoy the fireworks which were really great.

My sister and I enjoying a stroll along the St. Lawrence River near their condo.

Today Paul and Captain Moores (my brother-in-law Neil) decide to take a morning sail along the St. Lawrence. That's Paul at the wheel but no need to worry, they are still tied to the dock.

I was walking along the pathway in the park when I captured them at full sail. It was a beautiful sunny morning with a nice breeze. Ideal for a good sail.

Since I am not a sailor, I spent the morning sitting on the boardwalk reading my book, waiting for their return and watching the world go by. It was so relaxing.

We spent the afternoon in Mallorytown at my sister's summer place, which is about 20 minutes from Brockville. They refer to it as "the farm". We cooked up a Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner which we shared with our Mom and friend, Giselle. It was a great meal and Giselle provided a dessert of fresh strawberries, angel food cake and whipped cream, which was enjoyed by all.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Nice Visit

Today Paul and I spent a nice afternoon visiting with our friend, Bunty. She has a lovely house near the river in St. Albert, Ontario. Unfortunately it rained so we did not get to enjoy her lovely patio and I did not get to have a look at her flower gardens.

We enjoyed a couple of hours of chat and snacking on her delicious egg salad sandwiches. She promises to visit us in August.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Canada Day - 1 July

Canada Day was a great day in Brockville. Here is a little of the red and white. More to come in a future post.