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Vacation - The final word - To read all of the posts about our vacation in order, start with Day 1. We had a really great time. The cottage was lovely, the view was gorgeous, the weather could have been warmer but it wasn't a huge...

Vacation - Home - We got up early, finished packing, and cleaned the cottage. We had to be out by 10:30am but it was a little after that by the time we actually left. We stopped at the Handicraft House as usual. I swear...

Vacation - Day 7 - The kids wanted to spend some time on a sand beach for a change so we went to Singing Sands. I knew the water was shallow there for quite a piece but wow. We walked and walked and walked and...

Vacation - Day 6 - The kids went swimming and then we went back to Tobermory to try the shopping thing again. We stopped in at most of the stores but the only thing we bought was ice cream. I wasn't interested in souvenirs made...

Vacation - Day 5 - I went swimming with the kids. The water was very very cold but after a while it didn't matter because my legs and feet were numb. The rocks in the water were mostly flat but they were very slippery. Getting...

Vacation - Day 4 - I said to Ice that at some point during this vacation I wanted to wander around the shops in Tobermory since we didn't do that last year. I thought this would be a good day since the weather was supposed...

Vacation - Day 3 - It was pretty cold so we stayed in and read for much of the day. We've gotten into the habit of playing games every night when we're on vacation. Mostly card games but also dice games, backgammon, and Clue. We...

Vacation - Day 2 - One of my favourite things about these cottage vacations is, surprisingly, the morning. I get up, grab my book, water, sunglasses, etc., and head outside to sit on the deck (in this case, balcony) for a couple of hours. It's...

Vacation - Day 1 - K had to work until 2pm, which was fine with me since it meant less rushing around and I got to sleep in. Ice picked up T in the morning and then packed up the van (he's magic, I tell...

Vacation - The kids are concerned that people will think I've died if I don't mention that I won't be posting for a week. So consider yourself notified. Also, we reached an agreement with regard to our deal. I will write my...

Booked - Cottage A is booked. The kids are very relieved even though they all didn't get what they wanted. Not knowing was making them anxious. So now we have to figure out what we can take and what we'll have to...

Dilemma - This afternoon I went through the available cottages for the week Ice has off and eliminated all the ones that didn't allow pets and didn't accommodate enough people. Then I recruited L&T to help me narrow down the list some...

Planning a break - We've been talking a fair bit about what to do on our vacation this year. We've considered getting a cottage so we can go swimming and canoeing and just relax. We've also considered taking a couple of days and going...

Bradley Harbour - The cottage we rented turned out to be really nice. Not huge but big enough for the five of us. We spent most of our time outside anyway, on the large wrap-around deck. I didn't warn the kids in advance...

The middle of June - We found a cottage to rent up on the Bruce between Lion's Head and Tobermory. It's not big so hopefully it won't rain much that week. I'm not sure what we'll do for entertainment besides going to the beach. I...

Vacation report - Camping was good. There were lots and lots of mosquitoes, it wasn't quite warm enough for the first few days, and we were visited by a skunk every night (nicknamed Hector), but it was good nonetheless. I read all of...