Due to both of us travelling the last couple of weeks, we’ve had inconsistent access to internet and were not able to post this blog related to our Canada Day Long Weekend until now. We have a good coffee shop (Zoe’s) near the marina where our boat is docked that has great coffee, food and internet access. We will try to make sure that we start blogging more frequently again.
After Sophia’s board meeting in Saskatoon, she met up with Rob in Toronto for the start of our annual leave. He flew into Toronto on Thursday from Winnipeg and was able to meet up with one of his oldest friends Paul, his wife Maryanne and their always adorable daughter for the evening and hang out. Sophia flew in on Friday and after getting settled, we got some groceries, met up with Rob’s youngest sister Lesley and drove to the Harmer Cottage on Lake Huron. Of course everyone was trying to get to their cottages on the Canada Day long weekend and it took us a bit longer than usual-just 4 hours! Both of us are not used to the long drives anymore. Rob’s commute to work is only 10 minutes long and Sophia works from home. Rob’s other sister; Alex and their Mom were already at the cottage enjoying the start of the weekend.
On Saturday, Sophia took an opportunity during the day to walk on the beach and to take some photos of the area. For the evening, we had old family friends for a Hawaiian theme dinner with all sorts of games. Rob’s sisters made a lovely dinner and we all had great evening hanging out. Rob was assaulted with bean bags during the games by a 4 year old.
Sunday, we prepared for Strawberry Fest and Canada Day. Unfortunately, the farmer who had the strawberry field in the area retired and we weren’t able to go out to pick strawberries. But, we were able to buy some at the store to have strawberry shortcake, margaritas, and anything else that would take strawberries in it! It was a wonderful dinner and afterwards we had a bonfire and fireworks on the beach. Rob and Sophia were the show masters and we think both the adults and the children enjoyed the show!
Monday – July 1 – Canada Day!
Time at the cottage is slow and wonderful and the time honoured tradition of sleeping in and lazy mornings go hand in hand, but everything must come to close and end at some point… So come the other traditions of having breakfast, cleaning the cottage and packing the cars. Rob’s sister Alex and their Mom are staying up for a couple of weeks more, so Lesley, Sophia, and Rob headed back to Toronto. We flew out on Wednesday and headed for our sailboat Blue Tale for hopefully some great weather sailing. Before we left, we were also lucky enough to visit with Rob’s cousin Scott, his wife Nancy and son Ben at their home and had a great time catching up. We also got to have dinner with Rob’s old friend Ted and his kids. – Sophia and Rob