To quote the great Catherine O’Hara, on her Emmy win for Schitt’s Creek – “Though these are the strangest of days, may you have as much joy being holed up in a room or two with your family as I had with my dear Roses.”September 29th, 2020
Well these are the strangest of days, for sure, as we enter the second wave of COVID-19 🙁
So, we must make the most of our time with our closest loved ones, and for me – not unlike the Roses – I am blessed to be spending a great deal of close time with my immediate family. So we MUST make the most of it, and today we did…
When my parents excitedly asked “would you like to join us for a road trip to see the Rosebud Motel from Schitt’s Creek?” I knew this was a once-in-an-adult’s-lifetime opportunity for me to head with my dear mom & dad for an autumnal road trip to see the setting of a show that we really came together with a shared love over.
And what a gorgeous day it was:
We passed through picturesque Stratford
And reached our destination near Orangeville, Ontario in the village of Hockley… the Rosebud Motel itself. Picturesque, heck no… but perfect in its run-down way. It conjured so many beautiful memories of this magical show that we all loved.
Why go out of our way to see a run-down little vacant motel in the middle of nowhere? Because it represents so much more. To quote Eugene Levy:
“We’ve watched the growth and comfort of people who outwardly live their lives and aren’t being feared of being targeted. And it has a ripple effect into people’s homes.”
It certainly rippled into my home 🙂