May 15th on the 15th Long Weekend Edition

The 15th was the beginning of the Victoria Day long weekend so i’ve decided to do a long weekend edition this month.

We went up to my in-law’s cottage for the weekend and had a wonderful time!

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 I absolutely love this place.  It’s so relaxing there and the scenery is beautiful (the cottage is on 2 different lakes, one in the back of the cottage and one in the front plus a dam and waterfall between the 2 lakes…it’s amazing)!

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my Father-in-law wanted to go for a swim so convinced my son to go with him

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The water was cold (there was ice on it not that long ago) so he needed a little help getting in the water!

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my Father-in-law is known for his “cottage wardrobe”!  I’m not quite sure how he can walk around in these shoes, they are barely being help together anymore.

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The trilliums were in full bloom at the cottage, my favourite are the pink ones!

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we saw lots of great wildlife

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the kids enjoyed trying to see who could spot the most frogs and they had a great time naming them as well

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I forget what they named this guy, i’ll have to ask them when they get home from school

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we did some work on the path down to the back lake

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When I went to take photos of our finished path, I noticed a turtle digging in the wood chips.  I had to try and keep the dog back (he really wanted to sniff it) but I managed to get a close up photo.

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we went back later to see if it had layed eggs but I think we disturbed it too much and it moved elsewhere

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I went down to the lake to enjoy the scenery and spotted this strange creature!

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one of our favourite pastimes at the cottage is playing lots of games

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on our last night at the cottage, my husband treated us to a great fireworks display.  Here he is setting up

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the grand finale is the 007 firework

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my attempt at a firework shot

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after our fireworks display was over, the neighbour across the lake put on one as well.  It was cool to watch and see the reflection in the water!

It was a great weekend!

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