Cottage Life in Canada

Happy 2nd Birthday Sasha

We made it to the Jeff and Anna’s Cottage in Canada near Rideau Ferry for our grand child’s 2nd birthday. I am not sure he will remember the details of this event, but we will have a life time to remind him of them. We were there about 5 days and boy did we eat. Patty and Doug sure do have plenty of food to go around.

During the day we swam, well I didn’t swim, but the rest of us did. We drove to town and had lunch with Anna and Sasha. It’s always interesting how meals are going to turn out with Sasha around. Sometimes things go flying across the table, other times it’s crying and sometimes he enjoys it. The rest of us just laugh, which only encourages his behavior. Nevertheless, we all ate well.

I spent most of the days trying to install a heater for the bus so we can have our heated floors and hot water. Between Doug and I we managed to get the heater installed, parts fabricated, diesel line installed in tank and the heater mounted. That only took about 2 or 3 days. Doug also fabricated me 2 more solar panel mounts because one broke. I really like the new term I learned when I explained that I purchased those mounts off of ebay, Jeff explained to me I purchased Chineseium. This is a special metal that life expectancy is near the bottom for a metal product.

The neighbors supplied us with the largest tomatoes we have witnessed in a long time, as well as garlic and cucumbers. We ate some of them, and then the US Border control took the rest of them.

We went a plumbing store to get some pieces for the heater install and across the street was Canada’s largest Canabis grow facility. It was closed, for we tried to go for a tour, but Covid has it shut down. Nevertheless, you could smell the product from across the street in the plumbing parking lot.

It is always a special treat to visit the cottage Thank you Doug and Patty

I am not sure anyone really enjoys playing Mexican Train Dominoes, but we do it every time and I hope we continue to play.

We made it to Canada.

We were lucky to get our Covid test and results within an hour. And oddly enough we did not have to pay for the tests. Not quite sure how that worked out. Nevertheless, we did the nose swab and then walked across the street to do laundry while we wait. The results were going to be at the front desk in about an hour. So while laundry was in the works, we walked back and anxiously opened the envelope to find out we passed.

Off we go to Canada, we crossed the border at Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Lucky for us there was no wait and we zipped right across. Then we had to spend the day before we met up with Anna and Jeff the next day.

Not quite sure which way we were headed we decided to stay in Brocville at the city park. It was not the best night. We parked in the middle of the parking lot and that seemed like a great place for people to come and park next to us throughout the early evening. Mainly it was kids hiding from the traffic on the main road on other side of us.

We walked around the park a bit, Marina swam, not me..too cold. We walked to town twice. Down the healthy trail into downtown. There was the first canada railroad bridge which we saw last time we were here a few years back. Covid has this town shutdown and getting a place in a restaurant was difficult. We ended up eating at a bar and walked the 2 miles back to the bus in the st lawrence park.