In 2017, Deanna spent her first Christmas in Ontario since moving to BC in 1991, and Marc made his first trip ever to Neil Young’s birthplace of Omemee. Actually, the reason for our stay in Omemee was the warm and ever so enjoyable welcome from Deanna’s “second Mom” Evelyn and her partner Ken.
This was probably one of the most peaceful and enjoyable Christmases we’ve spent. Crisp blue skies and snow outside, and a warm fireplace, books, and great hosts inside.
We also went to visit Deanna’s sister Val and her husband Keith who live in an adorable 19th century schoolhouse in another tiny village in the middle of nowhere. There we share a delicious deep fried turkey with Val’s son (Deanna’s favourite nephew) Jord and his girlfriend Candace.