20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Kayaks, Quilts & Ice

Friday afternoon was about as perfect as it gets in the Great White North with short sleeve tee shirt temperatures, clear blue skies, and NO bugs. So, we headed north of town so John could kayak on the Serpent River. I just had to take a picture of his wet suit attire. Like his booties?

Of course, his patience wore thin when I continued snapping away while he was so anxious to get in the water. His expressions says it all, don't you think?! 

Usually, he says how long he'll be gone, but not this time. He just started paddling!

So, I grabbed my lawn chair, Neo and bottle of water from the van, and wrote while he was away. Surprisingly, an hour and a half passed in a blink of an eye.

Saturday afternoon Maxine and I attended the 8th Biennial Quilt Show in Elliot Lake.

There were so many incredible quilts, made by amazing, talented women. Here's a few examples:

Today we toured Esten Lake and stopped in a small cove to eat our lunch.

This was our view.

 On the way back we spotted some ice still on the lake. We could actually here it sizzling as it melted.

It was also surprisingly thick...

As soon as we returned home, John loaded the kayak on the van, and headed for Elliot Lake. He wanted to check out Sandy Point.

Me? I walked around Esten south and north. Like I said, NO bugs. Not yet, anyway.

Life is good! :)

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  1. Beautiful! Is that the wet suit he bought in FL? I'm still giggling about that post. Your pictures are fantastic and oh, the quilts!!! May is quilt month around here with the huge Mennonite Relief Sale coming up on May 25th. I like going the night before just to admire the quilts!!!
    The Great White North looks amazing this time of year.....enjoy!

    1. Hi Rosella, yes, those are the wet suit bottoms and booties he got in Florida, and apparently they worked like a charm. ;-) As for the guilts, every single one was amazing. We were asked to vote for our favorite, but Maxine and I really had a difficult time narrowing it down to just one. We must've walked around 4 or 5 times at the very end to make our decision.

      Years ago we went to the Mennonite Relief Sale and had a fantastic time. I'd love to go again, perhaps next year!

      As for the Great White North, we're determined to enjoy it as much as possible this summer now that we don't have any responsibilies elsewhere. Although we haven't been out fishing yet, that too is on the must do list. Btw, I just wanted to mention that all the buds were on the trees and they gave the bush a red hue that almost reminded me of the fall. It was lovely yesterday, and today it's another sun-shiny day. Bet we'll be outdoors this PM for sure!