Mont Tremblant in the Laurentions where we stayed a couple of nights at Club Intrawest, a bit more luxurious than the Bishops' residence (but at $50 a night I shouldn't complain). We had a lovely unit complete with a lake view and use of a nice pool and several hot tubs. In Quebec, towns seem to keep getting renamed and the nearby lovely town of St. Jovite is now called downtown Mont Tremblant while there is the new village at the base of the mountain built when the resort was redeveloped, and the original village of Tremblant on the lake. Anyway it was a lovely, relaxing couple of days.
More excitement in Montreal was Linda's niece and new nephew-in-law's condo. In Montreal you can buy a brand new condo with over 1000 square feet for $250 000-unbelievable in Vancouver!
Fourth Line Theatre, The Winslows of Derryvore. The rain held off and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The play began at 7:00 and the audience and the production were outside in this beautiful setting. I have always loved summer theatre but this experience was totally unique complete with real horses. I love how this theatre uses real history and turns it into theatre. Having been in Northern Ireland last summer it was particularly fascinating looking at a piece of its complex history, a history the writer's ancestors were a part of and history that had implications for this part of Ontario as well.
butter tart war on in Ontario. I had been a bit surprised driving in to see a sign advertising butter tarts but after reading the article I could see what all the excitement was about. If I had more time no doubt we would have done more direct research but we did manage to do a bit of tasting at DooDoo's Bakery in Bailleboro on our way back to the 401. We were impressed! For more information on the the Kawartha Northumberland tour here you go!
Kingston where we had planned a stop. After a late lunch and a swim at our hotel, we spent a lovely evening at my friends', Vicki and Gavin's. An extra bonus was getting to see fireflies (we don't seem to have them in Vancouver). The next day we had a lakeside breakfast and a quick poke around the shops in downtown Kingston but no time for the market as we were off to visit my cousin, Nancy, for lunch, on our way back to Montreal. Another fun visit complete with tea served on my grandmother's china!
|one of my cousin's gardens|
Here's one I had to add...
|stormy skies coming into Peterborough|