Thursday, August 27, 2009

Paige at Fort St. Joseph. She couldn't be any cuter.

Start of Day #3 - August 9th

It was a rainy day so we enjoyed a drive across the Island to Old Fort St. Joseph. This is a picture of the kids in front of the chimney, my Dad helped restore in the 1980's.
Owen dressed up to fight for the British.

The girls ready to fight off those Americans..

My nephew just walking into the clearing at the ruins at Fort St. Joseph. I almost missed this picture perfect moment when he decided instead of looking cute was going to start disco dancing..

To end a perfect Day #2

Since it is Christmas we are celebrating my Mom even puts the lights up.. She asked me a couple times.. did you get a picture of the lights.. Yes Mom, I got some pictures of the lights.
Christmas Lights and bonfires..

A close up of the Christmas tree and the Christmas Lights. Next posted with be Day 3 of our vacation Aug 9th.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day Two - St. Joseph Island

This is the family that was able to come this year. Denise, my sister, just had a baby, Maria, the week prior to the vacation and couldn't make it. Her and her family were greatly missed.
Andy and Rebecca and Family enjoying the sunset.

We than drove down to the waterfront to get some family photos. This is Andy and Rebecca enjoying a beautiful sunset on St. Joseph Island.

Some frisbee

After the pool its off to Grandma's - although I don't have pictures we had some awesome homemade Pizza. No one makes it like Grandma.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day Two Continued - August 7th

We arrived on St. Joseph Island to check into our motel, meet the Taylor family and go for a swim.
Fly and be free...

The next was on to Grandma's!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Day Two - Friday August 7th, 2009

My kids didn't remember the bears, so to start day two we headed down to the boardwalk to check it out.
These bears were put here in the 90's, long after I left the Sault. However, I think it is the Official Must Take Photo Place in the Sault.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Day One Continued...

Thursday August 6th continued....

we stopped on the island for lunch
This waterfall was very pretty.

Strawberry Island Lookout.. Kristen is thrilled with her picture being taken.

Another picturesque view on the Manitoulin

We arrived in Sault Ste Marie around 7 pm... that means a 9 hour trip turned into a 15 hour trip..

We arrived 1 hour early to load on to the Chi-Chemaun.. Took some pictures of it coming into dock and load our cars. 10:20 am

Cars lined up to load. You parked and could leave your car.
Drove the car on at 11:20

Us on the Ferry on our way to South Bay, Manitoulin Island
A 2 hour crossing.

A picture from inside our car on the ferry. We were waiting to pull out.

It was all very neat and orderly..

We drove off the Ferry at 1:10 in South Bay Manitoulin Island, Ontario

First Day - August 6th, 2009

Kristen's Mickey Mouse pancakes.
Stopped for Breakfast at 7:20 in Mount Forest.

I'm new to blogging and I keep seeming to upload the pictures from the oldest at the bottom to the newer at the top... Therefore, I will be doing the time line from the bottom to the top of the page.. I will figure this out sooner or later.

Day One 4:40 Left Fort Erie. We had planned to leave at 4:00 but in typical Patti and Kevin fashion we hit the road at 4:40am

The sunrise at 6:30 just past Guelph.

Northern Ontario 2009

Visiting my Mom - group pictureFamily Picture on Boardwalk in the Sault

We just concluded our Summer Trip to Northern Ontario. I decided to start a blog to enter the pics and info in chronological order and to share with others.
More follow later once I organized photos and timelines..