Sunday 30 June 2019

Trip to Muskoka – Part 3

Tuesday, June 25 – onward to Bracebridge

Our vacay – a road trip Part 1
Yesterday, I created a post about our turtle sightings: Trip to Muskoka Part 2 – the turtles

Part 3 

This is about the drive. It was a long one. We managed to get everything done (litter box, cat food out), and left at 7:25 a.m.

One of the MANY road construction sites!

Skootamatta Picnic Area

We had a pit stop at highway #37 & #7. We've picnicked at this park! This is the Skootamatta River.

It's only 99 km from Perth.

My favourite photo, the new and the old.

A Mennonite buggy.

I loved her outfit, in Bancroft.


This is a story for the kids. This is Carnarvon. It's an hour's drive from Bala, where my parents lived, where we cottaged for FIFTY years. They had a pay phone at the gas station, which is now closed. This is where I would phone them to let them know we were an hour out. The general store on the opposite corner totally gone.

No moose, but we've done that, getting up at 5 a.m. to see them in the park. ( 2010: Moose information & videos)

Here we are in moose country. nary one to be seen, as the high-risk time is dawn and dusk.

Inn at the Falls for lunch

The pool is gone, instead, a place for a wedding ceremony.

We took a detour, and I took us along the wrong side of the river. We had to retrace our steps then head north around the lake.

A book library!

Back onto the other side of the river...

The older kids are out and about on field trips, I think!

For those who remember Santa's Village. It's nothing like the old days, though. Video games, and such. There is a river tour, though.

We were there as kids.

Back on the road...

It's difficult rescuing turtles, when yahoos like this are on the roads.

We had a safe trip, no thanks to drivers like this.

Next post, Bala, Muskoka.


DUTA said...

Both the food and your hubby look great!
I've got a similar picture of kids on ponnies from...Sevilla in Spain. Kids and ponnies are the same anywhere. It brings back fond memories.

Nancy J said...

Such reckless drivers, they are the same down here too. A long trip, but so much to see on the way.

Phil Slade said...

Hubby is on a diet and you're on double helpings? That's some journey you made but I could sure enjoy those empty roads.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I too think the food looks yummers - and Joe is looking well! Lots of beautiful places... YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

Never heard about that Skootamatta river spot until this week, advertised as a place to get out and take a walk if you're driving along 7.

Red said...

It's not fun at all when the yahoos are out on the road. They take chances and the other guy has to suffer the consequences.

Sue (this n that) said...

Really enjoyed your post Jenn and all the photos :D)

Azka Kamil said...

nice article..
thank for sharing

Lowcarb team member said...

Both the food and your husband look good.
Another lovely post full of things to see.

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

The Skootamatta river is a spot I know quite well. Beautiful shots in Muskoka!