August 16 saw us travel up to Ottawa with George Larry and Marucia to visit George Patrick, Andrea and Jade. Although GL’s 85th birthday was back on July 3, we had not had an opportunity to celebrate – he was in Czech Republic at the time. So a family get together was in order.
It was also a perfect chance for GL & Marucia to visit GP & Andrea’s new home. So after a Thursday evening Jazz Festival night in Picton, we headed to Ottawa. Unbeknownst to GL & Marucia, we had planned a birthday dinner at his cousins place. Jim and Mary Holmes are the ultimate hosts and we had a lovely evening visiting with them in their backyard oasis. The meal was wonderful and we even were serenaded by Jim & GL with their ukuleles. Sarah and Rob (their daughter and son-in-law) as well as Jim’s sister Nancy joined us for wonderful birthday celebration for GL. Sorry there aren’t more photos of the evening….but of course there are several of Jade!!