The weekend of 26 to 29 August 2016 brought us a wonderful visit with grand daughter Raya
and her b.f. Ross, who had been working in New York City for the past week and came to give
Ross a view of Toronto and some of Raya's Toronto kith & kin.|
The weekend included dinner out with Raya's uncle Brian and Iris on Friday, a trip to Stoney Creek Saturday afternoon to watch Raya's little brother Jason play Rugby, followed by dinner in Toronto, and the Blue Jays baseball game Sunday afternoon.
The youngsters flew back to NYC about noon Monday.
A few photos are published here to remind us of the fun and games that were had by all.
and Marg took some shots with less than perfect ligthing.
arrived just as Jay had been wrapped in cellophane following a leg injury.
unable to play in the Team Ontario game that he was due to play in on Monday in Ottawa.
That was probably the major cause of his disgruntlement.
and to pose with Ross and Raya and g.f. Jess, on the field and at dinner with them in Toronto .
|On Sunday afternoon the young folks took in the Blue Jays baseball game at the Rogers Centre (formerly the Sky Dome). For Ross' introduction to baseball, The Blue Jays pulled off an entertaining game, with a 9-6 win over Minnesota, including three home runs by Josh Donaldson, even after he was hit by a baseball in the first inning ("felt like a shot in the knee", he said). After the game some eats at the Amsterdam Brewpub on the water front. No photos.|
Some au revoir shots of the intrepid travellers as they left Monday for Toronto Pearson airport
to fly American Airlines to Kennedy NYC and then on to London via Virgin Airlines.|
The internet showed the American Airlines flight delayed a couple of hours, which put the London flight in jeopardy. Raya called us from Pearson to tell us that AA had agreed that their delay could cause a missed flight to London, so AA booked them on Westjet leaving at 12:30, no extra charge.
Sounds classy. Or was it because of the influence of the classy blonde negotiator?