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...
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!!
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!