Friday, September 4, 2009

What would a trip to the Sault be without a visit to Bellevue Park
This is the best link I could find with some info about the park.

As a Mom this piece of playground equipment makes me nervous. Why, because when I was a kid I had way too much fun on it until I got hurt.

We visited the park again on Tuesday with my friend Stefan for a picnic in the park.

Day Three ended with a rousing game of jump in the hula hoops.. The kids made this all up themselves.. just so clever..

Next entry is Day Four - Monday, August 10th, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 3 - August 9 th

Back at My Mom's house.. Grant with Bear and Sandy.
My Mommy and Brother

Brother and Sister!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 3 Continued... St. Joseph Island, Ontario.

I don't often get in pictures... .but I try on purpose try to hand the camera over to make sure I do get in a few... My husband did a great job.. This is in front of the barn at the St. Joseph Island Museum.
Kevin and Kristen checking out a few other exhibits.

Kevin checking out the hand made Fire Truck made in Stevensville (part of The Greater Fort Erie).
When helping the kids with a school project we located a reference to a local fire company selling a fire truck to Hilton Beach... The excerpt "In 1926 a Graham Bus chassis was acquired and converted into a fire truck by Edgar Heximer, the first chief and owner of the Stevensville Garage, and Charles Sherk. In the notes --- this "hand-made" truck was sent to Hilton Beach on St. Joseph's Island (40 miles east of Sault Ste Marie) because they did not have a fire truck. eventually it went to a museum there. Stepahnie Freeman, "Stevensville Company #5 celebrates 50 years," Fort Erie Times Review, August 25, 1992 --- from the book Many Voices - A Collective History of Greater Fort Erie.
One of he first things we saw at the St. Joseph Island Museum is "the fire truck". I guess there is some more connections between Northern Ontario than just Kevin and I...

My Mom lives outside of Sault Ste. Marie on and Island called St. Joseph Island. Here is a link for more information.

Day 3 - Sunday August 9th

Our 3rd day started off with breakfast at Grandma's. Grandma Fern had made arrangements with her neighbour who raises ponies for us to visit. The ponies were very sweet. The three older kids enjoyed it. However, they were quite scary to a two year old.

This white pony was about 4 months old. Although the owner was concerned the young ponies might try to nibble on the kids, this pony was very gentle.. He didn't have a name as yet, so my girls called him Ice Cream.

The Taylors headed to SSM to visit family. Our family stayed on the Island for the day. We had several more days to visit. Although their never seems like there is enough time to visit everyone.
Next entry will be St. Joseph Island Museum and some more family pics...