Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get Mom Something Good!

Mother’s Day is a couple weeks away and I’m going to try my hardest not to fall into the standard card and bouquet trap. I’m bored of giving that stuff so I can only image how bored my Mom is of getting it. So this year will be different and hopefully the start of a new Mother’s Day tradition as I have invited my Mom for a weekend getaway in Kingston. Kingston’s Tymparon Inn has a great Mother’s Day package that will make me #1 daughter. To cap the weekend off we’ll be having brunch at Fort Henry’s Officers’ Dining Rooms. For once it will be a Mother’s Day to remember!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sad but not bitter

Times are changing even in city so rich in history. One of our landmarks and much loved stores by both tourists and residents, S & R, is closing. Yes, it's sad day. But one thing I always tell my son, is that on the other side of rain (or tears) there's often a rainbow. Maybe something really cool will go into that spot, something like a Children's museum or science centre, a history museum. Something else that will serve both tourists and residents. It's a perfect location with parking, near marinas, near great hotels, cool building, etc.

Maybe the nearby hotels like the Holiday Inn, Four Points or the Frontenac Inn should weigh in on the issue since they're so close. What would like to see there? What would their visitors like to see there?