A Birthday Picnic

Today I had a great time attending a picnic for a friend’s birthday. It is nice when you are traveling to be somewhere at just the right time. Since I often come to Toronto, I have some good friends here.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino food

Today we celebrated the 50th birthday of my friend Rose. I have known Rose for eight years since I first visited the church in Toronto where my friend John preaches.

I also just happened to be in town five years ago and was invited to A Birthday Feast then.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino foodMy friend John and I wore the same shirt for the picnic. We had people ask if we were brothers. I had brought this shirt with me to Canada during my last visit and then had seen a picture of John wearing his. I then had to check and see if I had left my shirt there. So, we decided to both wear our green shirts.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino food

There was a lot of food at the party. Most of the food was Filipino food, but there were a few other cuisines represented as well.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino foodHere you can see the entire table full of food, and this did not even hold all of what we had.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino foodThis was my first plate of food. I tried to get a little bit of everything, so had to go back a couple of times.

Birthday Party, Picnic, 50th Birthday, food, fun, cake, Filipino foodFinally it was time for the cake. The cake had very pretty decorations and tasted good as well. I really like this picture of Rose. She is so happy from being surrounded by her family and friends who helped her celebrate her birthday.

I will see many of the people who were at the picnic again tomorrow morning at church services. I have really enjoyed getting to know them over the past eight years during my visits to Toronto.

Happy Birthday Rose!

Steven

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Bridges over the Humber

Here at the Kingbridge Centre there are several hiking trail loops and one of them crosses over the Humber River.

bridge, Humber River, Kingbridge Centre, CanadaHere is one of the bridges that crosses over the river. I like the reflection of the bridge and sky in the river.

bridge, Humber River, Kingbridge Centre, Canada

Here is the view crossing the bridge. The bridge is not very long, but it is well made. At this point the Humber River is not too wide.

bridge, Humber River, Kingbridge Centre, CanadaIf you have one bridge over the river on a trail loop, then you need another one. This bridge is not as nice as the first one, but is a bit more rustic.

By the time I reached this bridge it was starting to get a bit dark as a storm was approaching. I hope to go back over this bridge next week.

Bridge over Humber River, Rowntree Park, Toronto, Canada, walk in the park

My good friends live about 20 miles south of here close to Rowntree Mills Park.

The Humber River flows through the park. The river is much wider as it is downstream from here.

This bridge has an iron structure, but still has a wood deck. I really like this bridge.

See: A Walk in the Park

Bridge, Humber River, Rowentree Mill Park, TorontoHere is another bridge across the Humber River in Rowantree Mills Park.

Part of the inspiration for my post tonight was having dinner with my friends. We had a great dinner and it was nice to catch up as it has been awhile since my last visit.

Which bridge do you like best?

Steven

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