Home again home again!
We got Moorahme put away and hopped on an airplane back to Ontario.
After short visits to St Thomas and Windsor and much searching on the internet for a Motor Coach, we drove to Kapuskasing to see one that looked good in pictures. It looked great in reality! We liked it and it passed safety checks etc. We stayed the weekend with Ron and Claire, the (former) owners, while we sorted out the paper work. Then drove her back to Southern Ontario. Or rather Randy drove the coach and I followed in the rental car.
One of our sailing friends called it Motorme- we’re gonna go with that!
Camping for a few weeks at Willowwood Campground ( the old Jellystone Park) was fun. And we were able to visit with some friends and family.
Elliot Lake was having its 60th anniversary and the high school reunion. So we headed north. Our friends, Jeff and Shelly (or, as we like to call them, Sheff and Jelly) organized campsites for us at the municipal campground. The campground is close enough to town that lots of friends and family came to visit. A few of the people from Randy’s graduating class got together Friday evening. They are such a friendly group they made me feel so welcome!
Saturday there was a breakfast at the high school. Everyone who preregistered got a name tag with their grade ten picture on it. I wondered why everyone recognized Randy right away until I saw his photo.
In the afternoon noon ther was a parade, then music and dancing at Collins Hall. Lots of people that Randy worked with were here. They were not always so quick to recognize him. ( He must have cut his hair by then, hehe).
We also had a chance to visit with Randy’s sisters which is always nice.
Then it was on to Blind River. We spent the first night as invited guests parked in the parking lot of The Riverside Tavern. Tuesday night is always a get together of local musicians – so much fun! Then a few nights at Shae’s house parked in the driveway and getting in some good visiting.
Next, on to Robert and Nancy’s beautiful log home just outside Blind River.
The second weekend in July Blind River Community Days takes place. There’s a beer tent, rides, cotton candy (yay) and music.
This year as part of the Canada’s 150 th Birthday, Glass Tiger played in the park. Randy’s nephew Kris, his lovely wife Chantel and their adorable little boys joined us at the concert. It was a tad chilly but the boys kept us amused.
Bill and Lynne live in Algoma Mills and invited us to camp by the lake at their house for a few days. They had another visitor just after dinner one evening. A male fox stops by on occasion for a hotdog or two.
Randy turned 61 while we were there. He doesn’t like a fuss about his birthday and he wanted to BBQ his amazing steaks for his b’day. So he cooked a delicious birthday dinner for all of us! Ya gotta love a man who loves to cooks!