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 :).
sounds great and funny fish story!
So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
glad to see Mikey alive and well and kissing some fish!
Ya, me too, but I’m not sure that I want to kiss him now LMAO!!
I understand–ha ha ha
Sounds like you guys had a great time. Looking forward to more Muskoka pictures.
Yes, it was a much needed break for both of us, and it’s always nice when a mini vacation turns out even better than you anticipated :).
This is a fabulous fish story even though Mikey is showing off the smallest fishes in the sea. But then who needs fish when you have so much fun and family around? Great post!
Thanks Dor :). You’re so right – it ultimately didn’t matter whether or not he caught a big fish. It was just so nice to get away and relax and spend time with family.
Fishing is more about the act and drinking beer than actually catching fish, I bet he enjoyed himself just as much despite the lack of monsters from the deep.
I think he really did. You see, his job is seasonal so that the summers are crazy busy and the winters are slow. The season started quite late this year with a cold and wet spring, so when the weather smartened up, the orders started coming in like crazy, and it hasn’t showed signs of slowing down yet. They build and sell Florida rooms, which are like screened in enclosures that can be attached to trailers (mostly) and houses (occasionally), and his stress level has been very high because of how busy they have been. Because the summers are so busy, he can’t really take a long holiday, so we often do long weekends like this so that we can get away and recharge. I think it really did him good :).
Florida rooms are what we’d call a conservatory I think.
Yes, I just looked them up, and they are very similar, although since these are mostly on trailers, I don’t think they are quite as fancy. The nice thing is that they can actually double the size of the living space in a trailer.
The house I lived in before we bought this one was owned by an elderly gay guy (he was also an Italian Count, the last of the Medici family) with a fabulous sense of decor and he had his entire living room in one and a bathroom with a free standing roll top tub and open glass roof to gaze upon the stars.
I do miss that house it was fabulously glamorous.
So, why the hell did you move? That sounds wonderful!
It was wonderful, but I met Sharon (Mrs Bunny Chow) and we had the opportunity to buy as opposed to rent a room and live with someone else. I still see him occasionally although he too has now sold that house and moved into a slightly smaller and less glamorous retirement property. He’s nearly 70 now and has just had a heart bypass so he’s had to slow down on all of his clubbing activity. I was in my mid twenties when I lived with him and there was no way I could have gone out clubbing with him, never mind the fact that he did it 3 or 4 nights a week.
Yes, buying is much better than renting :).
Well I’m sure there are many stories of the big one that got away… lol… can’t wait for the photos.. love the ones you’ve shared already…
Thanks Bulldog :). You know what the funniest part was? He didn’t even really catch the sunfish. It just got snagged on the way by his hook LOL!!
Haha ohh I love the kissing the fish photo, priceless! 🙂
He does keep me laughing, that’s for sure :). No package yet???
Nope not yet. *Sad face* 😛
Hopefully soon 🙂
I love all living creatures, but not sure I would kiss a fish. Well, maybe I would. You seem like the type that always has santizer–I would need it.
I know this might surprise you, but I don’t believe in hand sanitizer LOL! I think we need to allow our bodies to learn to deal with germs and build up some immunities. The only time I use it is at hospitals :).
I am so jealous! Not of the fishing part – of the sitting on the edge of the lake part!
Don’t forget with a book in my hands (oh and my camera) :). It was wonderful!!
I didn’t forget the book – I find it hard to read outside unless I’m under a shade (umbrella, etc.) & I don’t take pics! I wouldn’t dare try to compete with you.
Awww, that’s so sweet :). And by the way, you can sit under a tree right by the water to read, while I bake in the sun with my book. How does that sound?