I woke to see people setting up tent canopies down the pathway, toward the Veterans' end of Parkwood. Turned out to be their annual carnival, scheduled from 1-3.
So after lunch we headed out to see. There were about eight games set up under the canopies, from a fish pond (where everybody wins) and face painting to roulette wheels. I think the vets enjoy their gambling! There was quite a crowd of people coming and going too, vets, family, staff and volunteers.
We sat and watched the musicians set up and had some ice cream. Then we briefly looked inside and found a large gathering room where events are held. There was a bar in the corner too. There must have been 60 vets out, and almost all were in wheelchairs. Part of the support came from a motorcycle club in Windsor. There were six big bikes parked oiutside.
Passing through the raised bed gardens we spotted a Monarch feeding on the Butterfly Bush, and snapped a few pictures. I continue to be impressed by the cell phone's camera. You can't adjust either exposure or speed, but the camera seems to choose what's just right. My pictures are sharp, clear, and properly exposed. I haven't had my big camera with me in hospital.
The meals continue to be great too. Lots of food and it tastes good. I eat the meals twice - once in my mind when I'm filling out the menu choices, and once for real.