Home? Ok we’ll get back on the road.


From Chutes Provincial Park we thought we might make one last stop…it didn’t happen. We went to a friend’s cottage to see if the trailer would fit in the driveway. The excitement of performing an U-Turn in a confined area and realizing that I’m finally learning how to pull a trailer was good.


It was a beautiful return to the home area and old friends again.

The trailer kept calling and we arranged to meet up with some friends at Cape Croker, near Wiarton. We met some interesting people and were there for quite a few nights. Some hiking and campfires.

Wairton Cape Croker camping

Wiarton Cape Corker boardwalk trail Linda on bench

Wiarton Cape Croker beaver house

Wiarton Cape Croker boardwalk trail

Wiarton Cape Croker far view of trailer

Wiarton Cape Croker sunset 1

We are looking for a house and thought that the Brockville area would be a good choice because of its rail connection to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Below is the new tourist attraction, which actually is Ontario’s first railway tunnel.

We drove down to Brockville and looked for a place to camp. There was a campground in Brockville, but they had closed in early September! About 20 minutes out we found one called Happy Green Acres.

Brockville Camping

I thought it was more expensive than it should have been for the time of year and they did not want to honour their brochure pricing telling us that was for next year…who am I to argue…

Brockville chip stand

We found a cool roadside food stand and the food was wonderful. Sam and Harry’s Roadside Stand

Brockville KOA camping

We stayed for 3 nights, then we went to the 1000 Islands KOA where we found the bouncy thing

Brockville  KOA bouncy thing

and a secluded spot in the back of the park.

Brockville KOA camping view

We had a huge section all to ourselves.  We continued to look at houses in the area.

We drove back to Toronto and stayed at the Glen Rouge Campground while we attended to medical appointments in town.

Toronto Glen Rouge camping

A nice place to stay while visiting town. We’d met some people at Lake Superior whose screen tent we liked, so we bought one.

Toronto Glen Rouge camping with new tent

We met up with some friends for a night out.

Toronto dinner out with freinds

Then some family came to visit.

Toronto Glen Rouge with family

A friend had told us about the Canada 150 show in Ottawa and we decided to drive up. We weren’t really in a mood to go home yet!

Sorry about the goofy music.

The still gallery for the above photos and videos

We drove to a friend’s house in Carleton Place near Ottawa for the night and went out for dinner. We discovered that we liked Carleton Place and talked about looking at houses there.

In the morning we drove around looking at neighbourhoods then headed towards home. It was difficult finding a place to camp and we ended up staying at Casino Rama   

Casino Rama camping

Home time we thought, but as we approached Craigleith Provincial Park – hmm why don’t we stop here?

Craigleith Camping 1

A week was just right.

Craigleith trail

We did some wonderful hiking.

Craiglieth camping before the blue chair

Craigleith camping 3

We drove into Owen Sound to be part of the Chi-Cheemaun’s repositioning lunch cruise, met up with friends then headed back to Craigleith.

Owen Sound Chi-Cheemaun

We had to get a new campsite at Craigleith as the nice one we had by the bay was reserved.

Craigleith camping 2

We drove up to see the colours near Gravenhurst and stayed at our friends cottage.


Back to Carleton Place to look at a few houses and parked on the cul-de-sac by our friends’ house.

Carleton Place parking

It’s a pretty town on the Mississippi River – a tributary of the Ottawa river.

Carleton Place Mississipi River

We drove back after looking and not finding anything that we both loved. Once again we stayed at the casino as it was easy. The trailer is now parked. We’ve toured around the Owen Sound are a little…but we’re getting itchy.