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!

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Pickers' Dream...North Bay Style


Two weeks ago our son-in-law spotted this place as we drove to Goulet Park for a stroll along the shores of Lake Nipissing. We assumed the building was a second hand store. Or perhaps a specialty shop of some kind. Today, John, Keegan and I decided to take a closer look.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

In spite of the rain (and a few snowflakes added to the mix) on Saturday we headed to Powassan to attend the 17th annual Maple Syrup Festival. Imagine our surprise when we discovered we weren't the only crazies venturing outdoors in such dismal weather.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Deer Spring

The ice on Trout Lake is melting. Three days ago when we walked to the Green Store we watched in awe as three brave (or crazy, depending on your point of view) snowmobilers raced across the ice. They made a wide circle on their machines, screeching past the dock and cluster of ducks swimming in the open water. The following morning John spotted three deer on the lake just in front of the house.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Green Ice Cream

Saturday afternoon John, Keegan and I walked to The Green Store. This unique gift shop is directly on Trout Lake, and a favorite with North Bay residents. The parking lot is always full, and no wonder.

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's a GOOD Friday

It's Good Friday, but here in North Bay it's a very good Friday indeed. Our daughter and son-in-law are visiting from Boston, and while they leave tomorrow morning we're enjoying every minute of their all-too-brief stay. Keegan is quite eager to play host, but he explained his favorite sock toy is off limits to guests...unless, of course, they want to play tug of war. Then, it's a go!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A White Dog in a Snowstorm!

Rumblings of an approaching storm began yesterday afternoon around 5:00 PM. John and Keegan had just gone outside for a short walk when the sky clouded over and the temperature plummeted.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Sunday Showers

April showers are always better than April snow IMHO (in my humble opinion), so while today is dull and dreary I'll take it. Not only is the temperature above freezing (what a concept), but as each raindrop falls more of that white stuff disappears. Yeehaw!

Friday, April 11, 2014

What A Glorious Springtime Day!

We're back in North Bay, house and pet sitting, and today was our first full day alone with Keegan. What's wonderful about returning for a second housesitting engagement is we already know the routine, the homeowners are good friends (thanks again D&C for the great dinner and conversation prior to your departure), AND Keegan greeted us upon our arrival with such exuberance that we're pretty certain he remembered us. 

How cool is that?!