Yesterday I was out of the house by 7:40 a.m. to catch the bus to Muskoka. It was a trip with the Seniors' group but the day didn't look too bright. We just prayed it wouldn't rain. We were on the road by 8:00 a.m. and arrived in Bracebridge around 10:00. By then the skies were beginning to clear and there was the odd flash of sun. An hour at the Maple House for a tour and time to shop, then on to the riverside to board the "Lady of Muskoka" for our cruise up the river and around the lake.
We had lunch on the boat and very nice it was (salad, chicken with vegetables, followed by coffee and carrot cake), watching the scenery go by as we ate. After the meal we sat on the top deck with clear skies and a light breeze. It was very relaxing and a pleasant change from my usual routines. After a wander around Bracebridge - there are some impressive Falls in the town - we were back on the bus around 4:00 p.m. By 6:00 p.m. we were hitting the heavy traffic on the 401 across the top of the city and it took us 45 minutes to arrive back at the parking lot. However, as I had no other plans for the evening, and leftovers to warm up for dinner, it was no problem for me.
Today Judy and the kids came over for a swim and lunch. They also helped me clear the raspberry bushes (creating yummy desserts for after the sandwiches) and Elliot vacuumed the pool. They had to leave right after lunch as they had a swimming lesson but at least I have clean pool and just a few more raspberries to pick!