So, Paul now has my grandmother's wedding band and he's going to properly tip the rings. I'm just kicking myself for not taking those rings to him in the first place!
The boys were restless – they wanted to go swimming – so we didn't stop to look at any of the other shops in Fish Creek. However, the boys did allow us one stop on the way back to the hotel: Wood Orchard Market. This is a great little shop with fresh fudge, homemade pies (cherry and apple), and a slew of other items. We picked up a cherry pie, cherry salsa, cherry cider and two six-packs: one of (yes, you guessed it) cherry soda and one of root beer. We would have picked up more, but the boys were restless.
Wood Orchard Market sells an apple called SweeTango. Oh, it is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. I wish we had picked up a bunch of them. We meant to stop again, but we forgot. Next year, I'm bringing home a basketful!
One of the nice amenities of Wood Orchard is that they have both a slide and a little race track – complete with pedal cars. The boys loved the pedal cars. This is a terrific way to keep rambunctious kids happy, while the other parent (or in our case, grandparent) shops.
The rest of the evening was spent in the hotel and, of course, in the hotel swimming pool. Neither boy is afraid of the water. They love to stand on the side of the pool and jump into our arms. Alex, who was scared of the water last year, kept wanting to be dunked and I was more than happy to oblige.
Stay tuned for day two.