Sunday, September 9, 2012

Long Point!

We spent four lovely days with Rick and Debbie at the Marina where they have a permanent spot for their fifth wheel. The owner allowed us to park the RV close to the water. We met their new friends Karl and Marilyn who took us out on Sunday evening to Port Rowe to see the fire works. Fabulous! I could spend time going into details but the whole experience was great. So nice to see them at their home and be able to picture them there. We're sad to leave but will be certain to plan a reunion at another time.

Martyr's Shrine

Wednesday: Got up early as we wanted to finish our ride along the bike trail. We went west to Port McNicoll, stopped to view the big ship, home for the 100th Anniversary. The S.S.Keewatin. The plans are to turn it into a museum, theatre, restaurant and pub. Will be gorgeous. Continued up the way to Marina's restaurant for breakfast. Yummy! Back on the trail to the Shrine. After checking that out we biked through a lovely park and along the water at Midland. On the way back stopped and chatted with a fellow parked with his RV close to the shrine. Decided that would be a good place to move ours to. Heading back we took a turn into the Huron museum. A gal gave us her ticket so decided to return. Did some shopping and moved the bus. Cleaned up, Jim had a nap and I walked over to view the Shrine. Beautiful place. 70 acres of land dedicated to the many Martyrs in the Catholic Faith. After I returned from my tour we went across the river and toured the museum. Very interesting. When we were done decided enough for one day. It was hot and beautiful so went back to have dinner and enjoy the evening. Next morning, up early again and on the road heading to Waterloo. Drove the back roads again and stopped at Wasaga Beach fo breakfast. Took a very narrow side road through Tiny which ended up being really tiny. Glad to be out of there. It was very interesting taking the side roads and we found ourselves at a small city by the name of Elora. Very famous for some of the movies shot there. Some locals let us fill up with water and while exploring the shops noticed product from my daughter Selena and son-in-law Gerard. That was fun! Found out we were only about 20 min away from Waterlo and our friends home. Arrived at Rick and Debbie's in time to have dinner and make plans for our days together at Long Point. Rick applied on line for a permit so we could park one night on the street. Cool!