Yesterday was one of those magic days...no real schedule and lots of time for fun! Gooser dragged us over to the s-c-h-o-o-l to play with the f-r-i-s-b-e-e for a while (we have to spell. She even knows if we're typing the words and gets excited, I swear!) We followed that excursion up with a "seasonal" breakfast of apples, old sharp cheddar, honey, and walnuts on yummy Montreal bagels that Andrew brought back with him from his trip. Delish!
Then off to Stratford for a bit of poking around, coffee at Balzack's...
...and to watch "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," one of the tragedies (kidding...most definitely a comedy!) in the Stratford Festival this year. It was SO well done! We spent 2.5 hours laughing and would definitely suggest to anyone in the area that they go see it. As a sample, the main character Pseudolus, a Roman slave in 200 BC, delivers this line..."My uncle Simo, the noted Carthaginian elephant breeder, came to an untimely end. He was crushed to death on the last day of the mating season." Tee hee. Everyone in Stratford is in festival spirit right now...even the stuffed bear at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!
We found some cute little shops that we'd not seen before including an artisan who makes prints from wood blocks (and has a cute little dog named Smudge) and a great natural food shop called "A Gentle Rain" where we discovered some black beluga lentils that we can't wait to cook up. There was, of course, a chocolate stop at Rheo Thompson. Mint smoothies...mmmm...those should help to fuel a few runs this week :)
Home for a swim and dinner...and a very strange dream about elephant reproduction...
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