We did have a great weekend with Toby, Tammy, and little Eliana Grace (now 19 months old). Here are some shots of our time together~
Here’s what you get when you ask for a smile.
Here she is “reading” – and my, she does love her books!
Cute shot of Ellie and Mommy playing in the canoe~
The Ohio Conrads –
And all of us just before we left ~
Georgian Bay was amazing. While I know we only touched a small portion of the bay, I do believe that the area we were in was indicative of the Bay as a whole. We drove two hours north of Toronto, parked the car and then took a ½ hour boat ride out to Bill and Susan’s island cottage. Here is just a sampling of the shots I took. The days were bright and sunny, but even in the early morning mist the beauty of the islands shone through.
The view from the porch……
From the other side of their island – looking more into the Bay
Another cottage we visited, tucked in the rocks on the left.
“Just” some other incredible views….
I have been terribly remiss in taking pictures of family and friends as we have proceeded on our adventure. How I wish I had taken some shots of my Canadian family – my Dad’s widow, Jo Dwinell and her three children. While we were in Canada they included us in an engagement party and opened their Georgian Bay cottage (see my travel pictures for photos of that area).
I got a shot of Jo, Gary and I, but other than that the best I had in my stash of photos was a group of heads swimming in Georgian Bay. So….
Here are the three of us sitting in Lizzie…
And here are those heads…..
Here is a new picture of our little Eliana Grace….
We can’t wait until September when we get to see her!
Things I have learned so far~~
Everyone else on the road does not know that you are beginning an entirely new phase of your life. Nor do they particularly care. Oh Well.
The Walmart outside of Shrewsbury, MA cleans their parking lots with street cleaners around 3AM on Mondays. They especially like to circle RVs that are parked on their lot.
It’s good to get on the train to Boston at the first station. You’re almost always guaranteed a seat.
Boston IS amazing.
Being deployed to the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor is the 2nd best deployment in the US Navy. The first is working for the President.
Sitting outside under our awning visiting with Gary’s aunt and uncle is a wonderful way to end any day.
~~We’re hanging in this area (outside of Boston) for a couple more days. Hopefully we will get to see some additional family, and some of the other sights in this general area. Tomorrow we have designated to do some housekeeping and re-arranging of the life we have tried to fit into this RV. Oh, and I get to give Gary a hair cut. New adventures for us all!
Stay in touch, OK?