Monday, August 8, 2011

Ah, vacation.

There is nothing like being at a cottage by a lake to make one slow down and enjoy nature. After a whirlwind 2 days in Ottawa, touring the Parliament Buildings, and seeing the Museum of Science and Technology, we slowed it down for the next two days. We'd been invited to my brother and sister in law's cottage. What a beautiful place. Their waterfront property is absolutely breathtaking. My brother took my son out for a canoe trip around one of the islands. My son has decided he loves canoeing.!!
Later in the evening we were serenaded by the loons on the lake. They are such a calm, serene bird. I could watch them for hours. My son sat on the dock with the binoculars watching them. Then suddenly they were close enough to watch!

I think after a couple of days to recoup, I might be ready to do some quilting. In the meantime, at least now you know why our dollar is called a "loonie."

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