What I did on WednesdayPosted: August 9, 2007
We just got back home and I feel like we’ve been in the car forever even though really, we haven’t. Our drive to and from Halifax was obviously much longer.
It all started yesterday at 3:45 am when the alarm went off. We got our shit together and got in the car. We couldn’t even start off with our traditional road-trip breakfast of McDonald’s since none were open and by the time they would have been open we were in the middle of Algonquin Provincial Park, where there are decidedly no fast-food restaurants.
Our first official stop was in Parry Sound. While Brent worked I walked down to the waterfront to check things out.
It was pretty decent but there wasn’t much to do there so I headed into a store called Whole Foods (not the same one as in the USA) and picked up biodegradable dishwasher fluid (since we needed some) and a box of almond milk. I’ve wanted to try almond milk for quite some time but can’t find it in Ottawa. For some reason this small town had it in 3 flavours! After that I hung out in a bakery/ coffee shop reading Fargo Rock City until Brent was done. The Cafe Mocha was weak.
The next stop was my cottage. I had arranged for the tenant to be there to let me in since I don’t have a key (weird I know, I’ll have to get him to make me a copy) but since we were earlier than I said we would be, he wasn’t there so we just went around the outside.
The view from the bottom of the private drive.
The view from the dock. The tenant built the slide
If you look to the right, that little bit of land sticking out into the water from the same side of the cottage is where the fire pit area is.
The bog on the way to the fire pit.
Part the path to the fire pit
The fire pit! All the land to the left is also mine but we didn’t walk around that way because there were no clear paths
This is one of 2 sheds. I don’t know what’s in either of them. This one is right next to the cottage
This is the view from the top of the property up on some big rocks. My dad had blueprints to have a cottage built up here with 2 levels ans an awesome view. This shows the second shed.
Then we were off to out next destination. But not before receiving this cautionary tale:
And seeing a bunch of these:
We arrived in Midland, which is apparently a town made of murals. I only took a photo of one though.
They also have a silver goose.
I walked around and went in every restaurant trying to find a good lunch. It took forever but I found a decent veggy quesedilla.
After that we went to Barrie (boring no photos) and then to my sister-in-law’s for the night. She took some funny photos but I have yet to see that.
That concludes day 1 and this post.
On this day: