Cottaging

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1) the lake awaits …


Saturday night found G and I ensconced at the Park Hyatt Toronto (amid much rain) and from there to a great party – with a California theme – at Brian and Gary’s (oops, forgot the camera).

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2) our room; 3) our view during the rain (looking east toward Yonge Street up Cumberland Ave)


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4) our view during a rare sunny break; 5) our view late at night after returning from the party


Sunday morning, we checked out and headed east to Scot on the Rocks Annie’s for a few days of rest and relaxation. It’s been far too long since we last caught up with Annie and baby K, no longer a baby mind you, so it was great to spend time with them again.

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6) K takes my picture as I take hers


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7 & 8) K and Annie head into the Lake


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9) swimming lesson time

We wandered into the wee village of Newboro on Monday for lunch at the Stirling Lodge, which included one of my favourite appetisers – deep fried dill pickles.

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10) Stirling Lodge; 11) the restaurant … very rustic

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12) deep fried dill pickles!; 13) chips and fresh pickerel

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14) G takes a stroll at Stirling Lodge

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15 & 16) we had a friendly visitor at the cottage – Bella, the cat


Back at the cottage, Little Dora was a huge hit, and G and I sang this silly song the whole time we were there. We napped, we took the paddle boat out into the lake, I read a great deal – including Tilar Mazzeo’s very good biography The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis: the Story of a Childhood – and we watched umpteen movies. It was, as always, so relaxing.

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 17) moi relaxing with The Widow Clicquot

18) Little Dora does her thing

There was also much silliness related to the trading of shoes one morning.

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19 & 20) the silly shoes adventure

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21 & 22) the silly shoes adventure continues …

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23) Chipy comes a-calling for some bread; 24) out on the paddle boat

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25 & 26) the lake at sunset

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27) K sleeping … isn’t she the cutest!

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28 & 29) the lake at sunrise

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30 & 31) the lake at sunrise, part 2


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One Response to Cottaging

  1. ElusiveWords says:

    Oh it looks so peaceful up there, it must have been very relaxing.

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