Saturday, July 1, 2017


   Both May and June were busy times for us as we decided to be culturally active by going to plays and concerts. May 2 had us attending the Performing Arts Centre to hear the opera Louis Riel and that was followed by another visit to the opera on May 9th to hear Tosca. Both events were spectacular.
   On May 12th we headed to Stratford ,Ontario where we booked into the Arden Hotel for a night. After an excellent repas of all freshly prepared food, we set off to experience the live performance of GUYS and DOLLS at the Festival Theatre. It was very uplifting. We topped the eve off with dessert in the hotel pub. I selected cherry pie because it has been years since I dared have a piece. I was  most delighted. 
   The following morning we slept in a bit and then had a nice brunch in our room, made up of goodies hubby brought from nearby. We packed up out overnight stuff , checked out and headed over to the Festival Theatre for the matinee of Twelfth Night. It was a stellar performance. Buddy always amazes me with his insights and observations.The trip home came too fast. We shall go again soon to see more.
   While at the Festival Theatre both Buddy and hubby bought some great DVD's of other performances that included The Tempest, King Lear, Hamlet along with Anthony and Cleopatre. We watched those over time. They just make us love the Festival productions even more.
   On May 27th we were at the symphony in the lovely glass hall to hear Beethoven's 7th symphony. It was a concert that led us into the city by subway and Buddy loves that mode of travel as a change. Of course the performance was outstanding.
   Check out my other blog to learn what we did in June.
   In July we hope to travel to N.Y to see family. It is a month of many birthdays for us both at home and away.