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Manitoulin — change is in the air.


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 And so it begins once again. @Kerry Beal is on the road heading to my house to pick me up so we can head north to Manitoulin Island.  Hopefully she remembered to put Kira in the van.:o

 

 Things will be very different this time. Change is inevitable. Among the changes iscthat one of our favourite nurses now that she has her children are grown is going back to school to become an anaesthesiology assistant.  You might remember her as the owner of a lovely piece of property with horses, dogs, cats, kids and raspberries. 

 

But perhaps the biggest change is that the townhouse is to be sold. It is on the market with a closing date of September.  Thankfully it will not be shown while we are there!  

 

 Almost everything in the town house belongs to Kerry except for the furniture and the appliances. One of our challenges will be how to deal with all this accumulated stuff!   This will be Kerry‘s 19th summer up there so I leave you to imagine the challenges we will face.

 

But I am determined it will not interfere with our cooking or our enjoyment of the waterfront view or of all the other adventures that we manage to get up to each year. 

 

Stay tuned for future installments.

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these are nice :

 

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maybe you can find one 1/2 the size w a Maple Leaf on it ?

 

unfortunately 

 

the U-Haul  "  GTO - Sport "

 

I posted on the Islands blog a long long time ago

 

has been discountinued

 

I think.

 

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the back end reminds me of a Corvette    

 

that's nice

 

check  your local Thrift Store

 

you never know

 

always looking forward to this Blog

 

my favorite.

 

and all blogs are favorites of a sort.

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I've had my bag packed since yesterday and I'm ready to go :) 

 

Where will you guys stay after the townhouse is sold?

 

I'm already looking forward to tonight's cocktail...  I can't remember if you guys left some from last time so you'd be ready for tonight?

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I am buckled up and ready to go!

 

Just got back from Port Burwell Provincial park for Canada day long weekend, you can have all the mosquitoes and deer flies!! 

 

Thank you ladies, always a summer EG highlight!!

 

 

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So I’m waiting in the car in Barrie while Kerry explores an enormous Asian grocery store!  Who knew Barrie had grown this big?   We are in search of kimchi which got left behind in Kerry‘s fridge. Truly only somebody who belongs to eG Would be stopping to find kimchi on a road trip that’s going to take many, many hours.

 

 Breakfast was at Debb’s Place. We have been here on a number of occasions. It is one of the loveliest places you could find to enjoy your breakfast. They are completely accommodating and understanding of Kira and her wheelchair and the need to find a spot where we are out of the way  we have been here on a number of occasions. It is one of the loveliest places you could find to enjoy your breakfast. They are completely accommodating and understanding of Kira and her wheelchair and the need to find a spot where we are out of the way.

 

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 Kira in a very lightly packed van.

 

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 Coffee for me and tea for Kerry. We loved the mugs.

 

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 Eggs Benny for Kerry. She is low carbing so asked to have the English muffin and the accompanying home fries eliminated.  

 

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 The money shot.

 

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 Cheese biscuit for Kira. We also shared a lot of our breakfast with her.   She was hungry young lady.

 

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 Two poached eggs on toast for meet with home fries.

 

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 and the money shot. 

 

 

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 We are driving through Sudbury. No ferry anymore. Too difficult with  two handicapped people.  Hard to answer all your questions while we’re on the move but rest assured we will get back to this when we reach our destination.   We are just under an hour from Sudbury right now.

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We just saw a moose. She was not on the highway but down in a slough up to her chest in the water chewing her cud. We think it’s a first for both of us seeing a moose  on our way up here!

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Just stopping in Espanola to grab a few groceries.   We are only half an hour from our destination.

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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“Home” at last. 

 

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Empty, tidy kitchen. 

 

 

 

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 Mostly empty fridge and freezer.

 

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Our cocktails await us at the bottom of the closet!

 

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And the unpacking we will have to face tomorrow.

 

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 The tidy and empty living room.

 

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 A bed that appears to have come out of nowhere in the living room. Some of these mysteries will eventually be solved. 

 

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 Ice for our cocktails which we picked up the hospital on our way through.

 

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 Kimchi and other goodies that we found at the Asian store in Barrie. 

 

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 Dinner. Don’t judge. One of my finest ideas. Stop at the grocery store in Espanola, grab a rotisserie chicken, add a little kimchi and a little pickled ginger on the side and dinner is solved.  

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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1 minute ago, Anna N said:

“Home” at last. 

 

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Empty, tidy kitchen. 

 

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 Mostly empty fridge and freezer.

 

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Our cocktails a wait I was at the bottom of the closet!

 

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And the unpacking we will have to face tomorrow.And the unpacking we will have to face tomorrow.

 

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 The tidy an empty living room.

 

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 A bed that appears to have come out of nowhere in the living room. Some of these mysteries will eventually be solved. 

 

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 Ice for our cocktails which we picked up the hospital on our way through.

 

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 Kimchi and other goodies that we found at the Asian store in Barry. 

 

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 Dinner. Don’t judge. One of my finest ideas. Stop at the grocery store in Espanola, grab a rotisserie chicken, add a little kimchi and a little pickled ginger on the side and dinner is solved.  

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Welcome home!

 

That fridge won't be empty for long.

 

The bed is ...weird.  Cute, but weird.

 

Brilliant idea on the ice ( I love crushed ice ).  

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Oh...so happy for this, one of my favorite trips!  At one of the B&Bs we were staying at I met a woman who owns 140 acres on the island.  She couldn't believe this Yank

A)  knew where it was

B)  knew folks who went there

She was very well acquainted with the two places Kerry works

works.

Have a blast!!

 

 

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Nothing.  Do not quote me on this.

 

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