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Holidays!!!

Ah, we had such a lovely weekend!

Friday, after morning chores, we headed out to our favourite local B&B Twin Wheels Farm.  Joe and Carol have such a great place.  We rent the two bedroom cabin.  Each room has 2 queen beds, so it would actually sleep a lot more.  Ella came out for a few days too.  That was fun.  The B&B is only an hour from home so Ella didn’t have time to start her ‘are we there yet’  🙂

  Joe offers trail rides and we were in luck that they had a small saddle for Ella.  The stirrups weren’t quite right -I kidded Ella that she was riding like Momma does most of the time, just my toes in the stirrups.    Carol got a cute little pony all ready for Ella soon after we arrived and walked Ella around the property.  She even went for a short ‘jog’.  Ella was doing her best cowboy impression and lassoing the dogs.

Most of our time was spent at the private lake.  Ella and Daddy made the ‘biggest and best sandcastle ever’.   Daddy did a bit of swimming but Ella found the lake a little overwhelming and Momma found it cold (I was too hot).

 

 

We went to Killaloe for the amazing fireworks display.  I don’t know how such a small hamlet puts on such a great pyrotechnic display!  Ella tried hard but fell asleep on the way home.  When we got to the cabin she woke up, but went right back to sleep.

 

Grandma came out late Saturday afternoon and picked up Ella so Momma and Daddy could have some alone time.  Sunday we spent a lot of the day fishing (except the hot part where we hid in the cabin and relaxed).  My first catch was a clam -with a hook and worm -that’s what I call talent  🙂

Daddy was the first to catch a real fish.  The first pike escaped as Colin was bringing it into the boat.  He also caught a nice little small mouth bass.  This is the second pike he caught.

 

 

 

I also caught a small bass, but then I caught this…

This is one nice looking pike.  I’ve never caught anything like this before.  Growing up mostly we caught rock bass.  This pike put up quite a fight!  We always catch and release, I like my fish battered and deep-fried  🙂  There were so many fish jumping this weekend.  It seemed every time we moved to another part of the lake, the fish started jumping in the spot we just left.

Joe built this pergola and it’s over at the cabin.  It is such a beautiful place to spend time.

Not sure if you can tell in this picture, but this is my new dress that I was working on after my machine got fixed.  I really like this style dress.

 

We came home Monday.  We didn’t want to leave.  In fact, we hope to go out again in August.  Colin’s best friend is having his 5th anniversary and his wife is trying to arrange for a vacation down this way.  I hope she can work it out, they are in London and we don’t get to see them much.

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Time Out

You may have noticed I was a little quiet this weekend.  That’s because Colin and I escaped for a day away.  After chores we packed up and headed out to our favourite get away spot (in Renfrew County).  We stayed the night at Twin Wheels Farm in Brudenell.  Joe and Carol have such a beautiful spot with log cabins made by Joe.

The cabin is perfect for a couple or a small family.  There are two rooms with 2 queen/double bed.  There’s a fully equipped kitchen and dining area and living room.  A small tv picks up a few channels for those who just can’t miss their news (Colin)  🙂

We always take the B&B option because we enjoy visiting with Joe and Carol, but the cabin can be completely self-sufficient too.  It really helps make the vacation dollars go further when you can do the cooking yourself instead of having to eat out all 3 meals.

We headed into Killaloe for lunch.  There’s a cute little diner there that’s stuck in the 50’s.  They have delicious food.  We did find a little traffic. This is a small flock of ducks.  They didn’t want to move.

Luckily the roads weren’t icy.  This is the hill down to the highway.

This is the railroad bridge in Killaloe.  It’s been turned into a beautiful park.  Part of a rail-trail I believe.

Along the way to Killaloe you pass through Old Killaloe.  There is a really cool looking old grist mill.  It’s for sale and Colin thinks it would make a great B&B.  There are lots of beautiful scenery in this part of Renfrew County.  It’s very heavily wooded and there are always log houses and barns to see.

For supper we headed into Wilno.  We ate at the Tavern and I had some very yummy perogi and cabbage rolls.

We had a very relaxing weekend.  It was hard to come home.  But not really, we had to get home to clean up the living room because this was arriving:

We have a billboard on our property and the rent is due every February.  We try to use this money for something fun, so this year we replaced our tired old chesterfield.  This baby is leather (on the fronts) and reclines on both ends.  Now Daddy can put up his feet without taking up the entire chesterfield.  It’s a little tall, my feet are even further from the floor, but it’s very comfortable.

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