Friday, August 7, 2009

Oh Canada!!

So, I've had some inquiries (mom) about what a "blogee" is....webster's dictionary defines it as...haha just kidding. I'm not quite sure it is a word, but since I'm the BloggER, I figured the readers were BlogEES! haha. ok on to important matters--VACATION!!

This past week, Cody and I were northernbound! Cody's family has a cottage on a lake in Canada and we packed up with his family and didn't look back!

*The funky read arrow is about exactly where the cottage is on Kagawong Lake

The road trip begins!! The drive from Ohio to the ferry in Canada is TEN HOURS!!! Cody's family has a tradition of stopping at the first Tim Horton's (think America's Dunkin' Donuts..donut holes included) after passing the Canadian border. After 5 hours driving from Virginia to Ohio, then another 6 hours in the car, I was ready for a break!!
We finally made it to the ferry--we left at 7am and had a 2 hour boat ride to Manitoulin Island. *at this point, i was just happy we were only an hour away! I'd been up TOO long already! 
Cody and his nephew Noah spending quality time on the ferry--Noah was sure he saw a few humpback whales (ahhh to have a 3 year old's imaginiation!!)
We finally arrived at the cottage...Noah had his priorities in line, first things first...FISHING!
Later that night, hanging by the fire and roasting marshmallows

First of many gorgeous sunsets
Noah finally caught a fish!!
So did Mark, Travis and Cody!!
Fish for the fryin'

Noah was pretty pumped for his little fish
Travis learning the ropes of fish fileting
meanwhile, I was inside making the fam some world-famous banana puddin'
Before dinner, we had a little game of cornhole. Me and Grandpa v. Travis and Vanessa
close game

But, the rookies won it in the end!!!
Wednesday, we headed to the town's farmers market--Vanessa got some fresh swiss chard and we had it for dinner--YUM.OOO

Cody's grandma was haggling with the granolas
the gals, and noah :)

Robin checkin' out the sea gulls made out of wood.

When the girls returned, i came home to this....scuba steve???
the boys were 'fishing' for crawdaddys for bait
Vanessa cutest preggers was holding the bucket
Mark, always the fire starter

Grandpa and Robin always the spectators

Noah showing me his muscles
Local waterfalls
under the falls

jet skis!
family photo!
Cody's brother, Travis, and his wife Vanessa and son, Noah.

our little fam (noah wanted to join in on)

We had such an awesome time in Canada---We even got a little sun, so we aren't various shades of 'see-thru' anymore!!!! Hope you're all enjoying the summer and taking a few of your 'sick days' to enjoy the sunshine! 

Until next time,

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