last day of holidays

With a lot of digging around online and driving through the countryside, we managed to hunt down a little piece of the Trans Canada Trail.   I was more excited than you can possibly imagine.  It was literally out in the middle of nowhere, and we drove by it twice before spotting it.  We walked … Continue reading

indoors day

Today we took one look outside, and we decided to stay in.  I had downloaded the audio file of this month’s mother-daughter book club selection, and we curled up in the bedroom with the most beds and blankets and listened to seven chapters while making bracelets with embroidery floss (I kept on knitting!).  We paused … Continue reading

sibbald point provincial park

I’ve decided that I’m going to ask for an Ontario Parks annual pass for Christmas.  I could hit up the Pinery every weekend in the summer, and get more than my money’s worth.  Plus we could also return to Sibbald Point which is beautiful and only an hour north of Toronto.  And I have no doubt … Continue reading

cottage life

I could stay here – indefinitely.  As much as I love my bowl of bran flakes sprinkled with raising every morning in the city, it’s a treat to have eggs and toast and coffee.  The girls could get used to pancakes and maple syrup.  Today we headed over to Sibbald Point Provincial Park for a … Continue reading

fall escape

I was caught hoarding vacation time and subsequently forced to go on a holiday.  So we picked a lake, found a cottage, and got in the car.  The house is chilly, so we have a fire going in the woodstove to warm us up.  I never want to leave.