Saturday, August 21, 2010


It really was a great week to go away.  I love holidays in August.  A wee bit cooler, a lot less buggy!  We had the very occasional mosquito and that was it.  We had sunny skies every day

and a great campsite.  It was really big.  I booked it on the internet and it was exactly as written up

When you looked down the roadway it was great scenery.  Large beautiful trees on both sides and you could just imagine them in a month's time, beginning to turn colour.

It was peaceful and quiet and we sat out all day moving wherever the shade was.

We took one little sidetrip into the town of Lindsay.  That was my maiden name and I always wanted to see the Town.  I wasn't disappointed.

Their claim to fame is their main street........................its wide!  66 feet in width.
I took this right off the River Run page

"Lindsay’s Victorian downtown boasts one of the widest main streets in Ontario (20 metres or 66 feet) – designed away back when to be wide enough to accommodate the turning radius of a four-horse hitch. You can take a pleasant stroll down the tree-lined main street, window shop at over 150 locally owned stores offering an eclectic selection of products and services, or wander along the interlocking brick sidewalks to the town clock outside the Town Hall, while admiring the planter baskets and the array of flags hanging from the old style lamp posts. Main street parking rates Mon. to Fri. are 50¢ an hour but off-street parking is only 25¢ an hour."

We visited the locks of the Trent Severn Waterway...............we've checked out a few of those and then went around the block to take a photo of the Presbyterian Church that tolled its bells while we were there.

We had a visitor at our campsite.  Don't know if this is Chip or Dale?  He was definitely busy collecting acorns and scurrying off to hide them.  It amazes us how many they can carry so many at one time. 

Karl got in the spirit of the holiday.  We both caught up on reading and I finished up the bindings on the three quilts I took.  I just have the label to do on one. 
Back to normal on Monday.  A little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole bunch of quilting ahead.

Til then..........................

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