Last Wednesday, Carmen came to the Princess Margaret Hospital to meet me for lunch. We had soup. Afterwards we went next-door to do some banking then headed down to Union Station to wait for the 1:13pm Lakeshore East train.
We met a Chinese fellow who was trying to emigrate from China. He showed us a 3:15pm ticket to Ottawa. We couldn't convince him he was on the wrong level of Union Station. We moved away from him.
We bought lunch we packed in our bags and boarded the train. At Guildwood we alighted then took a taxi to the water filtration plant where the bike path starts.
There were so many wildflowers out at their very best that day, Carmen took her mind off her headache and internal malaise. The doctors had told her she had to have an operation or keep a strict diet. She had been sitting at home for about three weeks cooking her diet and growing ill at heart. This walk was what she needed.
We finally collapsed on a nice new green bench surrounded by short lawn grass cut into the longer grass and wildflowers behind us and ate our food.
As we neared exhaustion Rouge Hill GO Station came into view. Carmen whipped off her hat and gurgled with delight that her headache was gone and her internal malaise had disappeared.
We went across the street to read the Warning sign and realized the government was making us a nice paved road all the way to Rouge Hill Marsh where there is a semi-circular boardwalk over the lily pond. This boardwalk is accessed by an underpass just at the edge of the Marsh.
Carmen's home was San Theodoro, an island not too far from Mindoro, The Philippines. This walk had reminded her of the sea and the wildflowers growing not too far from the water's edge back home. She was well again.
If only her electricity bill would disappear as easily as her headache and tummy problem! Well, that's another episode. To-day we are packing supper and going to the wading pool in Cabbagetown after four o'clock. God bless.