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!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The REAL Salem

Salem, MA has long been associated with witches due to the infamous 1692 witch trials. In October 2013 we did the unthinkable and asked our daughter to take us to Salem on the final Sunday before Hallowe'en. (Click HERE for that post.) We've since learned locals avoid Salem during October because of the throngs of people who descend upon the area (often donning witches hats and carrying brooms) determined to tour the Witch House, Wax Museum and other scary establishments.

Nonetheless touristy Salem is a fun place to visit as it has everything 'witchy'...including Samantha Stephens of television fame!

Sunday, 26 October 2014


It's never about the destination, but the journey itself and because we'd heard good things about Alexandria, a small community of approximately 3000 people in North Glengarry township just south of Ottawa, we decided to stop by for a quick looksee when we found ourselves in the vicinity.

Settled by Scottish emigrants in 1792, the town is situated near the Garry River and the Mill Pond (pictured above) is in the centre of town. The tall grey building in the middle is called the Priest's Mill. Here's a close-up view.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Cobra Lake

Yesterday we'd arranged to meet with some friends to visit Puddingstone Falls north of town. To do this involves driving in 26km off the highway via a logging road. With all of the recent rainfall, however, a wash out across the road ended our plans.