Cottage Memories

In yesterday's post I made reference to my family's cottage that we had for 26 years before selling it in 2009. In the last few years I've had the privilege of spending time at a friend's cottage, so I'm lucky to still get that cottage experience a few times each summer. However, it always makes me think back to my own family cottage and the great memories that were had there. Last year in June I wrote a post about it and shared photos of the eclectic decor, and since it's on my mind after returning from a 10 day cottage vacation I wanted to link to that post and share it again. One of the bedrooms is pictured above, but see the full cottage tour here

Cottage Vacation

I'm back!  I spent last week vacationing at the cottage.  I had not taken any holidays over the summer so it was nice to have some time off work and enjoy the sun.  It was also nice to be almost completely cut off from the digital world and just relax with nothing but nature around me, save for the odd post here and there on Instagram.  If you follow me on Instagram, you will by now be familiar with the EPIC invention that I've been referring to as a Splash Pad (because that's what the kids were calling it) but that I later found out from Google that it's actually called a Floater Mat. But no matter what you call it, it was a lot of fun.  Anyhow, here are just a few pics from the cottage, mostly of the lake.  

This is what I woke up to my first morning at the cottage - I saw the sun, the trees and the lake without even getting out of bed.

Splash Pad/Floater Mat!  Great for staying cool while suntanning.  The kids had fun wrestling each other on it.

Even the ducks enjoyed the splash pad!  When there were no children or adults on it, the ducks hopped on.

RMS Segwun out for a sunset cruise on Lake Muskoka.  She's the oldest operating steam-driven vessel in North America.

This picture was taken by my Mum.  We saw sunsets like this every night.