Midsummer Night's Run

Checking in after a week unplugged

I'm back from the wilds of Ontario and feeling mighty rested.  As you may have noticed from my last post, I was really looking forward to my summer vacation.

We spent 3 days in Tweed visiting my father-in-law at his cottage. The weather was great, the lake perfect for swimming and I got in a couple of good runs on the trail.  Grandpa bought a tube for his (not very fast) boat and the kids had a blast booting around the lake.

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On Tuesday we travelled 5 1/2 hours northeast to Parry Sound (with a quick lunch in Haliburton to visit my friend Kim of Indigodragonfly fame) where we spent a few nights at Killbear provincial park camping and chilling and swimming.  I had another good run on a nature trail and saw two beautiful deer.  We just stood and stared at each other a bit before they sauntered off into the woods.  Lovely.  No pictures though.  
After that we drove about 15 minutes over to the next point to visit with my cousin who rented a cottage on Georgian Bay.  It was paradise.

There was a family reunion of sorts and a bunch of us stayed a few days lounging around, using the sea-doo, hanging around in the floating bar in the lake (seriously, an inflatable drink holder and floating chairs) and the kids had lots of cousins to play with.


We left Saturday to join my brother and sister in law at her family cottage on Lake Simcoe for the rest of the weekend.  More swimming, a nature run, some good wine and we were on our way home Sunday night.  
I will not speak of the laundry and all the camping gear I have to put away--I'm only half way there.  I'm off this week with the kids and we're taking it easy.  Alexander came home from his camp sick and gave it to poor Craig who was ill for most of our holiday and now Emma has it.  She was up in the middle of the night with an ear ache.  I'm washing like crazy to keep from catching it too.
On the knitting front, I finished my Paintbox log cabin squares while I was away.  They're put away now while I work on other things.  There's no way I'm going to assemble a blanket in this weather.  Here's the last square in progress:

Square in progress

It was good to unplug for the week.  I had internet in most of the spots we stayed, but just turned everything off to relax.  Nice.



Vacations + Water = Amazing

I spent part of my get away at the beach and wish I could have spent a lot more time in the surf.

Good luck settling back in to daily life, eliminating illness, and getting a little knitting in.

That looks like a lovely break. Our camping trip to Arrowhead was too short, so we're planning on a long weekend before school starts to head up to Parry Sound/Georgian Bay area. Maybe I'll think to take pictures :)

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