MALCOLM AND GERARD'S THORNBURY HOME
Toronto friends Malcolm and Gerard invited us to their Thornbury home for the Victoria Day weekend. After a two hour drive through beautiful Ontario countryside we
arrived at their home, The Pines, in a farming area on a rise several miles from Georgian Bay and the Bruce Penninsula.
Their home is a wonderful multi level design with a number of decks overlooking the pool and pines beyond with quiet places to relax or party. Their natural gardens were
full of spring colors: lilacs, poppies, tulips and more.
The pool was uncovered, but only Malcolm braved the chilly waters, while Robin preferred to read on the brightly painted deck with a mock Mexican rug.
The living spaces inside were filled with marvelous paintings and items brought back from their many travels to the East, Mexico and throughout Canada. And no home
is complete without the resident cats, Memphis and Cleo.
Victoria Day Weekend: May 19-25
Saturday we did some sight-seeing of area sites including a wonderful lunch at a gourmet restaurant in Flesherton. And on Victoria Day Monday we were invited to the farmhouse
next door being rented by a Toronto family. The two brothers there were former students (but not mine) at York Mills Collegiate when I taught there in the late 60s. Early
Tuesday morning we were on our way back to Toronto then by GO train and bus to St. Catharines.
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