I always live for the weekend, but this past weekend was the most fantastic one I have had in a long time. As you know, Mikey and I spent 4 days at my cousin’s resort in Port Loring, Ontario. We shared a cottage that sat right at the water’s edge with my parents, and along with my brother and his girlfriend and some of my cousins, it quickly became a mini family reunion full of fun and happy memories. The weather cooperated more than I expected, and I was actually able to sit by the water reading while soaking up the sun’s rays and listening to the water lap up on the shore. Even the one afternoon that it rained was enjoyable because it was still warm out, and as I stood on the deck of our cabin watching the rain fall on the lake, I felt totally at peace.
At night all 11 of us gathered together in the lodge to have potluck suppers that lasted for hours as we told family stories and laughed until tears streamed down our faces. We used to see family much more when I was a small child and everyone lived in the same city, but times have changed and everyone is so busy and lives so far apart that family reunions are few and far between now. Often the only time we see these cousins is at funerals, which is really rather sad.
Mike took every opportunity to get some fishing in, and my cousin, Danny, even provided us with a boat so we could go out exploring the lake to try and find the perfect fishing spots. Unfortunately, the fish weren’t biting much at all this weekend, but Mikey still had lots of fun and enjoyed some MUCH needed relaxation. If his dreams had come true, this is what he would have caught:
In truth, this is what he actually caught:
Sorry Gary, I know you were waiting for some awesome fish photos, but the fish were very uncooperative this weekend to say the least, and trust me, Mikey tried everything. He did get this one decent small mouth bass though:
Now, all kidding aside, my weekend was full of incredible photo ops, and now that I have finished joking around with my blog, I can’t wait to share some of the amazing scenes I captured. So, stay tuned this week for the beauty of the Muskokas :).