My brother-in-law John is facing some serious health challenges and that prompted our recent trip to Ontario. We wanted to make some memories. As they have on so many past visits my brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Shirley opened their home to us. They are so incredibly hospitable. Two of our nephews hosted family events that were lots of fun. We were able to make a couple quick visits to Dave’s aunts and uncles. We attended my brother-in-law John and sister-in-law Linda’s anniversary party, went to watch a great-nephew play baseball a couple of times, went to the Dairy Freez where a great-niece works, enjoyed a barbecue with steaks grilled to perfection by my brother-in-law Bill and golfed. We also spent several hours on two days staying with John and visiting with him while Linda went out to do errands. Our last afternoon in Ontario we went to pick up a wheelchair equipped van and took Dave’s brother John on another outing, this time to a local winery.
The Muscedere Winery has special memories for our family. It was while taking a family photo in the vineyard there seven years ago that our older son and his wife told us they were expecting their first child.
My niece got married on the winery grounds in a ceremony and reception that turned out to be very memorable. On our visit this time we enjoyed four of the Muscedere Winery’s delicious wood fired pizzas and two kinds of their white wines. There was lots of visiting and reminiscing and joking and story telling. It created another fine family memory.