Sunday, 6 May 2007

A Very Busy Saturday

We were up at 6:30 a.m. today to get packed and ready to head to Kitchener to attend the wedding of my long-time friend, Laura and her significant other, Steve. We left Toronto around 8:00 a.m. and arrived at Laura’s church shortly after 9:00 a.m. The wedding wasn’t till 10:00 a.m. so we just sat around and waited. When we went into the church Laura and Steve were there dressed in their choir gowns. They are both very musical and I guess had been singing before we arrived. We got to say hi and give hugs and then we were seated. They had a string quartet playing in the church until the wedding started and they were VERY good. They also had a choir comprised of choirs from both of their churches and again they were VERY good.

My husband described the wedding as traditional but unique. How often do you have a string quartet at a wedding? How often do the bride and groom go from the choir back to say their vows then back to the choir and so on? One of the three ministers was Laura’s cousin and he was the minister that married them. They also had the pastor of the church and the pastor from Steve’s church. Very well done Laura and Steve! Be happy!

We had told Laura that we wouldn’t stay for the reception as she needed to know by April 20th and we didn’t know what the weather would be and if it was below freezing at night, we would be heading right back to Kingston to be sure our pipes didn’t freeze in the RV. If it was a beautiful day, the plan was to go to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls and stay overnight there leaving for home on Sunday and visiting some of the little towns along Lake Ontario on the way home.

Plans change as they so often do. On our way to the wedding we saw a sign for a Butterfly Conservatory at Cambridge so on our way east on the 401 we stopped at the Information Centre and asked about it. It is smaller than the one at Niagara Falls but also closer. The drive to Niagara Falls would have taken 2 hours putting us there sometime around 2:00 p.m. and we hadn’t eaten so we decided to go to the one at Cambridge. It’s called Wings of Paradise and is very well done. They had lots and lots of butterflies of all kinds and colours. A couple of them even landed on my hand and a few landed on our hats while we were walking around. We spent a couple of hours there and then started east getting off the 401 at Port Hope and driving through Port Hope and then on to Cobourg. Both are very pretty little towns and worth a trip back. There is an RV park right behind the beach in Cobourg that is owned by the town. It’s not open yet but we walked through it and it’s within walking distance of downtown. I had heard about it from someone at the coffee klatch at Double M in Lindsay last year so it’s definitely a place we want to stop at for a few days at some point.

We were both tired and it was getting on to 6:00 p.m. so we stopped at the Best Western in Cobourg and got a room, had dinner in their restaurant and then back to the room for the night. They have high speed internet but Gordon is using it right now so I’ll post this when I get a chance.

Thanks to Betty & Garth for dinner and allowing us to overnight at their place and also thanks to Bonnie for coming for dinner to see us. It was a great but tiring couple of days!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:56 a.m.

    What Sandra didn't say was that she was also wearing a fabulous hat and they both look wonderful !! Thanks for sharing in our day...wish you could have stayed, we had a ball ! Hope to see you over the summer..the door's always open !

    Laura & Steve


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