Family farewells on Saturday

Christine and Gaye came up to our apartment early on Saturday morning to drop off the bulk of their luggage before catching a flight to Seattle. Dad came up too for a little while, but I stayed in bed, managing to fall back to sleep for a while, much to Glen’s annoyance.

Dad and Helen returned around 11am after they’d checked out of the guest suite, and then we decided to visit Nadege, a patisserie next to Trinity Bellwoods that Anna recommended to us a while ago. It was a bit of a dreary day so we caught a taxi so we could avoid the rain and also get fed quicker. We ordered sandwiches and pastries, along with some drinks. I messaged Anna to say we were at her favourite place and she texted back “I’m 10 minutes away!” so we got to see her as well. She also gave us a recommendation for a coffee shop on Ossington as Dad has been hanging out for a good coffee in Toronto.

We walked through Trinity Bellwoods, which was looking very pretty with all the coloured leaves littering the ground. I should point out that it was actually cold enough for us to be wearing our Canada Goose/Nobis jackets, as well as scarves, beanies/ear muffs and gloves.

We stopped in for coffee/cider/hot chocolate/hot water at Crafted on Ossington Avenue, its coffee getting the nod from nod. From there we walked up to Little Italy and stopped into Caffe Diplomatico for a late lunch. I’m glad we went through Little Italy as I’ve not had the chance before, and now that I’ve seen it, I don’t think I need to go again. Perhaps if someone has a recommendation?

After that it was a long walk back to our neighbourhood, going through the very picturesque University of Toronto. I took Dad and Helen up to The Bay so he could buy a set of the ear muffs Glen and I have. They should come in handy when he goes cycling, though hopefully he’ll still be able to hear the cars.

We chilled out at home for a while, Dad and Helen availing themselves of the hot tub downstairs. They were then collected from the apartment at 8pm and taken to the airport. It was a rather quick goodbye on the side of the road. I’m glad they both made it over for the wedding. They’re now on their way to Medan for another one.

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