It’s tough returning from a beautiful trip.
We managed to be back in time to see my parents’ party.
It was a nice time being back with some good weather.
One of the nice things in returning home is our neighbourhood with its caring people. Our neighbour had suggested a boating trip, so we went out and explored some of the canal system.
We had a wedding to attend and thought it would be best to camp nearby.
Balsam Lake was a good option and only about forty minutes out.
We stayed a couple of nights and made foil dinners: a whole lot of vegetables that take a while to cook along with a protein, cooking it all for 20 to 40 min on the grill. We found that a good base fire goes a long way to a delicious dinner. Onions and garlic are almost a must-include and the smell coming out is terrific.
Of course we hiked and found some excellent unserviced campsites for future reference too.
Back in Carleton Place we did some running and on one of the runs I saw the little turtle. Thinking someone was going to step on him, I moved him out of the way.
We found ourselves at Silent Lake; another wonderful Ontario Park.
We found a nice campsite and positioned the trailer just so that we have good privacy. We built a fire and put out our chairs. Hector now has the idea that he gets his own chair.
There was some great hiking there.
One of the campers had some problem that required an ambulance to attend. It all turned out fine in the end, but it was a frightening time for those involved.
We thought it good to share the good weather and Diane and Kim arrived to help us enjoy the fine fall weather.
Fire bans have become an issue during our summer travels. In the fall…there is often enough rain to make having fires easy.
That was such a wonderful place to be. The fall scent of the woods is hard to beat.
Back at home there was the matter of the last repair to the awning guide.
It was a tedious process to get the old stuff off then clean it. The new seal and cement stuff I used seem to be working. I’ll have to try it out on the road and hope that it holds.
Thanksgiving is always a fun event and I like the stuffed pumpkin recipes that we find online. I think next year it will be a dessert rather than a main.
Back in Carleton Place, we realized that Hector needed his own cot. We hope that on future camping trips Linda gets her own chair.