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Vacation 2010 – a Fall Driving Trip – Part 1

Trip to Stratford, through Niagara Falls to the Finger Lakes, some wineries, the Corning Glass Museum,to Harrisburg, then on to Philadelphia for Uncle Bobs 90th birthday celebration.

Off to Stratford Ontario and the Stratford Festival Theater

Started out quite leisurely, leaving about 11:15.  Crossed the Blue Water Bridge and with zero wait for immigration and customs for Canada.  Arrived Stratford Ontario about 2:30, walked around down town a bit, making sure we stopped at a few of our favorite stores, the native art store and the Scottish clothing store.  Didn’t buy anything. 

DSC_2837Got to the Mornington Rose B&B about 4 PM.  Victoria and Murray were quite nice hosts.  They  had only owned the place for two years.  Breakfast was absolutely stunning, starting with a fresh fruit, nuts and yogurt, then individual quiches with vegetables, scones and breads available on the table.  Also a nice marmalade for on toast.  Had a nice room – we had a shared balcony overlooking the street, but it was a bit chilly to sit out there. They have four rooms for future reference.  Located near Corinne Opiteck’s A Place Somewhere.

Saw Kiss Me Kate musical at the Festival Theater.  Good seats in the balcony second row.  Cole Porter did to musical for the play back in the 30s or 40s.  Got him rave reviews at the time.  The story line was a bit contorted. It was about the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, but the main characters had been divorced for a year and were still feuding, but perhaps still in love.  There were other characters with romantic connections and these connections played out both behind the stage in their characters and on the stage of Taming of the Shrew with the characters they played there.  I might have gotten some of the subtle jokes if I was familiar with Taming of the Shrew.  One part of the story line was about two gangsters attempting to collect a $10,000 IOU.  They even showed up on the Shakespeare stage with a musical number extolling the audience to “Brush up your Shakespeare” laced with titles of his plays.  Quite funny.

More tomorrow as we are off to the Finger Lakes.

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