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Fun Weekend

I’m so far behind.  I think I’m going to start with this past weekend and then go back and tell you about last weekend  🙂

Maureen, my home school friend, sent an email around the ‘community’ about a special even going on at Madonna House in Combermere.  It’s about an hour away so we thought we’d head out there to spend a nice Saturday afternoon.  We used the GPS and found a short-cut.  You find all sorts of beautiful things taking the back roads around Wilno.  This is just the side of someone’s barn.  Another special thing is found at crossroads.  Back when this area was settled by the Kashubs, they couldn’t get together for regular church services.   So families erected crosses at various cross roads and gathered there.  Many local families have  replaced these crosses and it’s quite the scene to come upon, not what you expect to find when you come around a corner.

Madonna House has a museum and lots of antiques.  I found the most beautiful old wood cook stove that I’ve ever seen (antique anyways).  I would love to have an old stove, though I would need a bigger/better laid out kitchen.   I always laugh at places like these.  Kitchen displays often show many of the utensils that I still use.

They had a balloon guy.  He had a whole book of critters for the kids to pick from.  Ella chose a snail.  We had a really nice afternoon.

We headed into Barry’s Bay and went for ice cream!

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