Oh, yes -- and yarn!
Suzanne left with a full bag. (Mine was sort of full, too!)
From Grimsby to Niagara-on-the-Lake. On the way we stopped at a fun antique spot. No purchases, though!
Niagara is the quintessential cute town -- designed for tourists, without a doubt. But I'm a tourist! Lots of greens and beautiful flowers everywhere.
This is one of the theatres.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, courtesy of our friend, Lin, at an Italian restaurant called Giordino's in the Gate House Hotel. Of course, we offered her a toast!
Our toast was with a drink called the Lemon Drop! A little tart here (but the one we had the night before at the Keg was perfect!)
Lin was our former drama teacher 40 years ago. We grew up and all became friends. For my birthday, Lin sent a generous gift and said "take a friend to dinner." There was no other choice than my friend Suzanne, who spent as many hours doing theatre with Lin as I did -- especially as we went to Niagara to enjoy theatre!
Suzanne had a caprese salad with tomato, mozzarella, pesto! Oh, my! We loved the presentation (even though this is a tad blurry!)
I had antipasto, beautifully presented...
And we both loved the seafood risotto!
Then off to "Follies" at Shaw Festival! This was "Follies in Concert" so there was only suggestive costuming and little blocking/choreography. It didn't need it. Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece was beautifully performed. Not a hitch!
(A personal note about "Follies" -- this was one of the first Broadway shows I saw -- again, traveling with Lin and her husband when I was 19. They introduced me to Sondheim on a trip that included that and "Company" -- not a bad intro!)
We made it back in time to watch "Saturday Night Live" -- Can we just give Tina Fey the Emmy now?