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!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cinnamon, Frost & One Week In

Morning fog greeted us for an hour or so this morning. Then the clouds parted, and specks of blue sky became visible. I happened to glance over the rim of my coffee mug and thank goodness I did. What a sight! A blanket of frost dusted the trees on the island across the lake, and with the brilliance of the sun's rays it was glorious.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ice Rink, Ski Hill and a Cutie Patootie

The view from the living room is lovely, and each day brings another moment to stop and just soak in its wonder. This morning was no exception. With blue skies, sunshine and mist rising in fanciful swirls and twists above the lake, today began with a WOW!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Laurier Woods & Gifts of the Heart

This afternoon Keegan suggested we hiked the 1.9 km orange trail at the Laurier Woods Conservation Area. He explained it's only a 12 minute drive from home, and still within North Bay city limits, so off we went.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Shades of Grey

We enjoyed our outing to Goulet Park on Lake Nipissing this past August and while every colour of the rainbow was visible this summer, today's hues were mainly shades of grey.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Grey Cup, Walks, and Naps

We're settling in quite well, and best of all Keegan seems to be enjoying our visit. After we oohed and aahed yesterday's incredible sunset, he insisted we watch the Grey Cup Game. He cheered when his favorite team, the Roughriders, won. Well, okay. Maybe he doesn't have a favorite football team and if the truth be known he slept through most of the game, but he certainly enjoyed John's lap.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Snowstorms and Road Closures

Being a writer, I'm always up for a new adventure, but this past weekend I learned to be careful what I wish for.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rainy Days & Guinness

The good news is we missed the storms that destroyed parts of the US midwest today. Still, it was rainy, foggy, and neither of us wanted to venture far. But this afternoon we took a short drive around town.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sherriff Lake X2

This past week we've hiked the trails around Sherriff Lake not once, but twice. Both days were gorgeous with crystal blue skies, but cool temperatures and sometimes gusty winds. While the fall foliage is gone, the views from the rocks is still spectacular.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Prescott & Fort Wellington

On our return from Boston we drove along the St. Lawrence River and stopped in Prescott, Ontario site of Fort Wellington. Built during the War of 1812 to defend the town and shipping lines from American and French attack, this historic site is maintained by Parks Canada.