Saturday, July 22, 2017

Visit fro Heather, Bryan, Barbara and Hope! - Part 1

Tuesday, July 4th was an exciting day for us, here in Brampton.  Heather, Bryan, Barbara and Hope arrived from Calgary.  They got to their hotel just as we got home from the Mission Office.  We went to dinner at a restaurant right across the way from their hotel, Heritage Fish and Chips.  We then took them to our apartment (less than 5 minutes from their hotel) and gave them the penny tour - it is small.  We went for a walk around the small lake by our apartment.  We saw lots of ducks and geese.  There was a lady feeding the geese and she gave some bread to the girls so they could feed them too.  After the walk, the girls played at the playgrounds that are in our area.

Wednesday was a visit to Downey's Family Farm.  The girls had a fabulous time playing, running, riding and laughing.  There were also a lot of animals to pet and we enjoyed a wagon ride around the farm.  There are lots of things to do there for most of the year.  You can pick berries right now and corn and pumpkins in the fall.

After the farm, we dropped the girls off at Brother and Sister Hodder's home.  The girls made some new friends.  We took Heather and Bryan to the Toronto Temple for a session and then to dinner.  When we picked the girls up, Barbara wanted to know when she could have a play date there again.

Thursday we were off to Niagara Falls.  We went to the Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Conservatory that are in Niagara First.  We did the wagon ride around the gardens.  The girls liked the horse.  There were a lot more flowers in bloom from when Mike and I were there a couple of months ago.

Off to the falls.  It is so awe inspiring to see the majesty of Niagara Falls.  We took the tour behind the falls which was amazing.  We ended up on a platform very close to the falls.  WOW!!!
Friday, we were exhausted, so we went into the Mission Office for a couple of hours to tend to mission business.  We went there for a rest.  Keeping with a five year old, a three year old and their Dad really wears grandparents out!   LOL  Mom was OK.  In the afternoon we went to Chingaucousy Park - three minutes from our place.  It is huge with lots of fun things to do.  The girls enjoyed the merry-go-round, swings and the splash pad.


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