As part of our Toronto escape, we spent this past weekend with our wonderful friends, Sandy and Lorne. Sandy and Lorne actually live about 35 minutes from Tyndale University College and Seminary in Stouffville. We arrived at their home early Saturday afternoon and in just a little time hopped into their car (well, as readily as old foggies like us can . . ) and headed to their “cottage” near Fenelon Falls. About an hour and a half later, we arrived to begin our mini-holiday in their eight bedroom, nineteenth century retreat home. Here are some of the happy highlights:
–sausages and whole grain pancakes
–the luxury of an inviting pink and white duvet comforter
–Lorne’s personally prepared pear cookies and chocolate drenched, candied saltine crackers
–Timothy playing old hymns on the piano
–billiards–Timothy and Lorne had a great time!
–blazing logs in the fireplace
–two Kim Hollingworth DVD’s–she is an awesome pianist. We argued and argued about how old the videos were and what her present age might be. Lorne and Sandy won after a check of the internet when we got back to civilization. (Sorry, Timothy!)
–walking through Sturgeon Point Village in the rain–still amazingly beautiful!
–vinyl records with old gospel songs played on a turntable
–black squirrels and wizened corn stalks
–new grass sprouting that Lorne recently planted
–true worship at Fenelon Falls Baptist Church
–fun antique shops in Fenelon Falls
–buttertarts and coffee in New Britain–like going back in time fifty years
Thanks, Sandy and Lorne, for a wonderful weekend. We love you!