Thursday, March 31, 2011


It's my husband's birthday today and he is out golfing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is a passionate golfer.

This was one of his highlights - playing St.Andrew's several years ago.

However, he has been lucky to play in many places around the world.




Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday's Words - Mark Twain

We visited the town of Hannibal in Missouri a couple of road trips ago. We took a day trip to visit his hometown and here are some photos from that day. It was a rainy, chilly spring day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thirsty Tuesday - Costa Rica

Happy Hour includes the monkeys popping by. This is a little blurry, but you get the idea. This is the bar in Manuel Antonio where we stayed.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Charleston South Carolina for a Day

We drove into Charleston on Friday after we landed in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately traffic was awful and we didn't arrive at the hotel until 5pm. Also the hotel was not in walking distance to Meeting St as advertised. However, we got a cab and within a ten minute drive we were there. It was  beautiful evening and we stopped for some crab cakes in an Irish pub. Dinner was at Bubba Gump's.

Car, Boat and Airplane

We flew from Toronto's island airport officially called Billy Bishop directly to Myrtle Beach. We took a cab to the ferry terminal, boarded the ferry for the 5 minute ride to the terminal. This is only 20 minutes from our house

as opposed to getting a limo and driving to Pearson International Airport. Porter only requires you to be there an hour before your flight.

I cannot say enough about the impeccable service from Porter airlines. Check in was flawless, the lounge is set up so that you can sit in pods, with privacy walls rather than in row upon row of hard benches.
Beverages and snacks are provided free of charge. There is a large business centre with computers and the area is all wi-fi.
Once on board, wine, beer and soft drinks are also free. They even brought us a snack pack containing a delicious ham and camenbert sandwich on a cranberry whole grain roll.

The views from the airport looking towards downtown were wonderful as well.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week 12 - Decluttering

Sunday March 20 - did a quick cleanout of the fridge and all the takeout packages were thrown out. No more saving them!! You know, the packages of soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup etc!!

Monday - bunch of papers from ESL course. Ran into a work friend I had loaned some books to, ages ago, he said he needs to bring them to me, I said instead lend them to someone else.

Tuesday -getting ready to pack and found this in the suitcase - no idea where from!

Wednesday - took some extra office supplies, unused, back to the office.

Thursday - old pair of shoes in office

Friday - off to Myrtle Beach!

Sunday Skies - South Carolina

Driving into Charleston for the night.

Saturday Shoes - Myrtle Beach

In the car driving from Charleston to Myrtle Beach

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Toronto Thursday - TTC High Voltage

Toronto Transit TTC put in the automatic door opener at Greenwood for the handicapped. It's been there less than a year and is very handy especially when the wind blows through the station and it is almost impossible to get the door open manually.
However, last week when I went to the subway this is what I saw:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday's Words

I received a newsletter from a company I have used in the past to prune our trees. I feel sad that according to the Newsleaf they appear to have only one client after 20 years.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday's Child

We attended a six year old's birthday party last week. The children had a great time.