She left yesterday. She needed to go home for a rest.
Luckily she has the rest of the week off work.
We had non-stop adventures from the time she arrived late Saturday afternoon, until she flew home yesterday around lunch time.
We went to a taping of Canadian TV comedy news magazine show "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", which is taped on Monday evenings for airing the next day. Did I mention we were in the front row ? Did I mention that there were only two seats in that row ? Between story tapings and skits, the cast banter with the audience. . While Sandy was grinning all starry-eyed in their direction, I surreptitiously held a small sign in my lap that said: "Sandy from Ontario", and I pointed at her. I then stashed the sign as one of the cast members, Mark Critch nodded and smiled at me. During the next break, he announced, "We have Sandy from Ontario, joining us today". She was thrilled as he and other cast members chatted with her.
|Sandy, on the set of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes".|
Our next adventure took us off the beaten track. to the Aspotogan Sea Spa. It's a humongous resort that has stood unfinished for almost 20 years. It was on my list of places I want to take Sandy to see.
We found it. Lovely isn't it ?
We were accompanied by my friends Amy and Mickie and their fluffy little dog, Remi. I took Wendy and Trey.
A closer look at the above photo reveals exposed areas where eaves troughs are missing. At the front of the building we spotted upper windows without glass, allowing entry of pigeons and other birds.
My dream had been to to get inside the building. Instead, we consoled ourselves by peering at and through windows.
|Amy took this shot of us admiring our reflections in a window.|
Don't ya just love Amy and Mickie's hats ?
While checking out her lovely reflection in one window, Mickie suddenly called out: "Hey, this one's open".
WHAT ! An open window !
What would you have done if you'd been there?
Trey barked, alarmed that mommy and her friends were considering breaking the law. Trey is a very law-abiding dog. That, or he didn't want to be left behind.
Oh my, it was amazing inside !
After clambering in through the window, we walked through a pool area and arrived at the central atrium which was about four storeys high.
My plan was to get up to a higher floor and start peering into rooms.
That plan came to a quick end when a guard appeared on the floor above.
"Rats. We've been caught!" I shouted, when I spotted him.
The guard was a young fella who just happened to be in the building, and had heard our excited voices, and Trey's barking.
|See him ?|
|Rats ! Caught.|
|The girls escape on the far side of the pool area.|
Should I ever get back there, I suspect that window will be more tightly closed.
Guess I'll have to just go back to peering through windows.
Stay tuned for more of "Adventures with Sandy".