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Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Visit to "Lake of the Woods"

Hello my friends,
Like many of you, my summer company is now gone, sadly, and things are returning to normal.
The only company we had was our youngest girl, Marissa.


Here we are, embarking on our journey around "Lake of the Woods". 
We were in Kenora, Ontario, over the Labor Day weekend. My hubby was preaching at a church there and so we were able to take in the sights with Marissa.
It was so much fun to show her a place that we've grown to love.


We had the pleasure of touring the lake on the MS. Kenora.
What a beautiful trip it was!


An island up close...


...further away.
There are 14,542 islands on Lake of the Woods. And the majority of it lies within the borders of the USA.



This is a humongous house that is built on one of the many islands. The house is called the Castle.There are actually three house in this spot.




A cottage on a tiny island.
I would LOVE to spend my summer's there.



And we're back to the beautiful little town of Kenora.
The boat trip took an hour and a half, it went by so quickly.






The building above is an example of the architecture of the buildings built in the early 1900's there. 
The town started out with the name  Rat Portage. (The word "rat" actually referred to the many "Muskrats" that inhabited that area.) When the Red Rose Flour mill was in the plans to be built, the owners insisted that the name of the small town be changed. They knew they didn't dare put the word "rat" on a bag of flour and expect it to sell. So the town's name was changed to "Kenora".
So much prettier don't you think?

The weather has turned cooler here and I'm happy,
because that means I can enjoy a hot cup of tea again. There's nothing better than a hot cup of tea on a chilly, rainy morning.
The rain has stopped though, and the sky is blue!
It's 15 deg Celsius, (59 deg. F).

Have you begun your Fall decorating yet?
I see many bloggers have. I haven't as of yet, but I will soon.

Have a wonderful day!!

Cindy

PS Tomorrow my hubby and I will be celebrating our 22nd Wedding Anniversary!!!


He's still the love of my life and as handsome as ever!


32 comments:

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Happy anniversary, Cindy!

I can't believe you were in Ontario and didn't stop by for coffee, lol!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Oh dearest Cindy,
Please forgive to not commenting your latest posts!! I was toooo busy!!
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary my dear! I do see you are still so happy!
Big hugs and kisses,
Greet

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I would LOVE to be able to spend time in that cottage!

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

A lovely post, I just love the homes dotted on these islands and happy anniversary for tomorrow! No, I haven't started decorating for autumn yet, we're having marvelous weather for September here in the south of England, so will wait until the leaves start to fall and the temperatures drop...wishing you a lovely week. Sharon x

Carol said...

Cindy,
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby tomorrow!
The houses on the water are lovely indeed. Looks like you had a beautiful trip.
No, not decorating for fall yet....I usually hold out as long as possible!

cuori e perline said...

what beautiful landscape!
And.... happy anniversary!
Annamaria

camp and cottage living said...

Cindy
Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!! May you be blessed with many more years together.
Kenora is such a beautiful place. I always feel like I'm getting close to home when we pass by there
It sure looks like you and Marissa were enjoying your tiume together!

Rebecca said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a beautiful place to spend the closing days of summer....I've never heard of "your" Lake of the Woods (though there is a lake called that down here....). I'm sure this one doesn't have as many islands as yours!

No. No fall decorating yet for me. But I'm thinking of it. :)

Anne said...

How wonderful! Happy anniversary Cindy, may you have many many happy years to come.

xox

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Happy Anniversary Cindy! Hope you have a wonderful day! So glad you got to see your youngest daughter ...looks like you had fun! Angie xo

Julie Harward said...

That is the cutest picture of you and your hubby, love it...and a big CONGRATULATIONS! I would love to go here, and spend a summer too...so beautiful! :)

Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary, Cindy! What a lovely snap of your and your honey! Oh, that is such a pretty place you've shown us. Your daughter is a pretty young lady too.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Millie said...

We always enjoy Kenora and surrounding areas, and have also been on that boat tour.
I aim to start my fall decor tomorrow, but I hate to see summer end.Thankfully the flowers are still blooming profusely.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Happy anniversary. I cannot believe the # of islands on that lake. It must be huge. I too could spend my summers on one of them.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Happy Anniversary, Cindy!! And, I can absolutely see why you would love a place like this!! Have a wonderful week! blessings ~ tanna

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy anniversary, Cindy!

I enjoyed seeing the Lake of the Woods through your photos! I'm so glad you were able to spend time with Marissa and show her the sights.

It is supposed to get cooler here mext week which may put me in the mood for autumn decorating ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a lovelu trip on thet lake, which is wonderful! I love the cottage on the little island. You and your daughter are so pretty. Have a wonderful new year of happy married life and many blessings too. Lovely couple! Thanks for your sweet and kind visit.
FABBY

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy Anniversary to you! I love your wedding photo. May you be blessed with many more years together! I enjoyed the visit to Lake of the Woods and Kenora. It looks like a very beautiful area to tour. Life on a tiny island would be interesting but I think I might get bored with nowhere to walk wouldn't you? Hugs, Pam

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Happy Belated Anniversary...hope you had a wonderful celebration. Your lake pictures are stunning. I can't get over how blue the sky is. I agree about that cottage on the little island. How wonderful would that be? They must use solar power for everything. Hope all is well. It's cooler here too and I'm glad. Happy Sunday Cindy!

oldthings said...

Hello ,dear Cindy
How are you ? Happy Anniversary to you !You had a nice day at the lake !Than you for these wonderful pictures !
Olympia

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for sharing your lake trip. I'd love that house on the tiny island! What a nice day.
Happy Anniversary!
-Lynn

nannykim said...

hope you had a blessed anniversary! It is funny because we did a similar thing on Labor day--we took a four hour boat ride (which included a 1 hour stop on an island). Ours was on a bay in Georgetown , SC and we could see different islands with plantation homes, wild pigs (ancestors of the pigs from the Spanish explorers), the island where the Marquis de La Fayette accidently landed when he was on his way to the Charleston , SC area....and we saw a lot of Bald Eagles and Eagles'nests, etc. I haven't taken the time to post about it --

Pat said...

Belated Happy Anniversary Cindy.

Thank you for these beautiful pictures. I would have enjoyed this boat ride so much.

Betty said...

This looks such a beautiful place...... so peaceful.
Hope you had a lovely anniversary celebration!
Have a happy week:)
Betty

Shabby soul said...

Darling Cindy! So nice to hear from you!
Thank you, you're always so kind and generous with your comments. My new bedroom is really simply now, the bedside is the old one I had, and the only things new we bought are mattress and closet... But I'm happy!
You look so happily smiling in this photos! =)
hugs my darling
Silvia

Rhonda said...

Hello Cindy
thank you for the beautiful tour, so pretty there and looks so fresh and green.
Happy anniversary to you two.

I started a new blog, you should be able to get there from my profile if you want to visit.

Sheila said...

Happy Anniversary Cindy. It's amazing how the years fly by isn't it - but they have been good to you. Glad that you enjoyed your daughter's visit and that you had such a pleasant day in Kenora. It looks like a beautiful place!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

A belated happy anniversary, my friend! I hope that you had a wonderful day. I love the story about this small town and had to laugh about the "rat" flour thing...that wouldn't have gone over very well, would it?

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Oh, and I forgot to tell you that I haven't started my fall decorating either. I just now changed my blog to feature some fall design but not the house. Our temps have been in the mid to high 90s so decorating for fall hasn't hit me yet but we are expecting a wonderful cool front to come in tomorrow so maybe that will put me in the mood :)

anangloinquebec said...

Oh I am sorry I missed this, hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration.

Maple Lane said...

Belated anniversary wishes! I enjoyed seeing your daughter and the beautiful views of the lake, island and homes. Such gorgeous weather, too.

Jenifer said...

Happy (late) Anniversary!!!