|Yea, it was pretty tight in the car! Fortunately for Isaac,|
he only had to ride along for an hour.
One aunt said the first time it rained so hard, they gathered under the shelter (roof-no walls) and parked all their vans around it to block the wind. Sort of like circling the wagons. Another said that was a later year, which is probably a good thing, although these are hardy folk and a little rain probably wouldn't stop them. (Well, we know for a fact that it didn't!)
|"Rhebergen Row" where we and all my sisters and families|
camped. You can't see Troy and my little tent (and
Isaac's even littler tent) which were past the large canopy.
The weather was mostly sunny and not hot. It rained Friday night and a little on Saturday but not enough to wreck any plans. The lake was frigid and although we can normally brave it (I guess I'm talking about the kids) there was almost no one in the water unless they were cleaning up.
There were, however, games! My uncle and his family made some super-size versions of old favourites, like Connect 4
Isaac kept himself busy part of one afternoon burning names into driftwood with his magnifying lense. He was taking requests pretty quickly.
We took exactly one sister pic. (I had to interrupt one of them from a nap and drag her out of her tent....Sorry, Kim!)
We spent a lot of time sitting around drinking "coffee" (or whatever drink was your preference).
My niece Madeline was selling copies of her book and signing them.
And sometimes we act silly
We spent time with cousins and friends
It was a delightful weekend and then it was time to go home. On the way, Troy and I made one other fun discovery.
here. Troy and I stopped at the "ON Route" station between Guelph and Cambridge and decided to walk around the building just to get a little movement in. Around the backside of the building (near the drivethrough) we saw a marked pedestrian way. At first it looked like it was only access to the employee parking lot, but then we saw signs. We followed them to this historic chapel.
We walked around the building and discovered the little cemetery plot they had preserved in the back. It looks like they rescued very old grave markers by mounting them in a stone wall.