Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Our Visit To Clear Lake........























As you all may remember...my boyfriend and I had a sleepover with friends last week...the drive in on hwy#28 was beautiful, to say the least...we stopped along the way, and I bought 6 of the most amazing tarts you have ever had!!
Once we arrived...after being LOST for an hour, my friend Nancy guided us in via cell phone!!
what a spectacular spot!! They had torn down their cottage...sold their home in Peterborough, and built a permanent home on Clear Lake...so different from our Lake...but just as spectacular!!
We made our way down all of the steps, after being shown our lovely room and bath...they have a bunkie down near the water...equipped with a toilet and fridge, and all the goodies you would ever want...cutlery,glasses, serving platters etc...and a pull out sofa for extra guests....
We sat on the dock for hours...I had brought a few snacks, and we nibbled away on those...
When we finally went up for dinner...I took a few shots thru the window, and in the kitchen...didn't want to show too much of the interior...after all...it is their private space, and I respect that!! Not that they said anything about that!
Just my own personal opinion! 
While the boys were BBQ'ing delicious pork shishkebobs, I went back down.....and cut a few flowers for the table...Nancy was thrilled!
Dinner was delicious, and we had a fabulous time talking about old and new times...
Nancy and I have known each other for 50 years!! Got into a lot of good troubles in our teens....Her husband Joe, we have known for 42 years...great guy...they have 3 grandsons now...and a granddaughter due in August and another grandson in October...they are thrilled!!
It was really nice to relax and enjoy their company...
We left at about 8:30 in the morning...and struggled with the traffic, due to the Pan Am games...finally got to the 407 toll hwy, and we were home in no time!! 
 




Here is the sun in the morning, coming up over the lake...

Truly a beautiful spot...

So happy for Nancy & Joe ♥️



















Hope you are all having a great day...
Sweltering here...even hotter tomorrow...into the 40's!!!
My boyfriend is taking me to Swiss Chalet for dinner... 
My reward for running around all day...Dr visit,Homesense,Loblaws,Walmart,Shoppers Drugmart....
Phew!!
Tomorrow is Miss V for a sleepover...picked her up a new pair of jammies...
Minnie Mouse...she will love them!!
Hopefully a swim before it gets too hot...

                   Enjoy your evening...
                      Thanks for all your lovely get well wishes...

                                  Cheers!  :o)
                                         linda 


42 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, what absolutely gorgeous pictures. I do think heaven will look a lot like that. Life long friendships are so special. What a great visit you had and thanks for sharing it with me. Loved your shoes in the first picture. Hugs.

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    1. You are so right Wanda....friends rock!
      You like those shoes,eh? I think you are a shoe freak! Like me! Hahaha!

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  2. Beautiful photos! What a lovely visit. I have a friend like that; have known her for 46 years, since we were four years old! These types of friendships are very special.

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    1. Indeed Martha....even though we don't see each other often, it always feels comfy♥️

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  3. Lovely place, Linda. It looks very modern and quite posh. They are very smart to sell it all and move to where their heart is. I wonder what it will be like come winter. Probably beautiful. Swiss Chalet sounds like a good idea on one of the hottest evenings so far this summer. Enjoy!

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    1. Oh, they have already spent the winter....they have heated floors, and an awesome free standing wood stove!
      Chalet was gooood!

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  4. How fun for your friends to make their permanent home on the lake. I'm sure it all started with weekend visits in their cottage and realizing that they just never wanted to leave! Very fun! Love the neat space they have created down by the water with all the items you need so you don't have to go back up to the house. Sounds like they gave everything a lot of thought.

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    1. Love the bunkie! Wish we had one at the cottage!
      Did you see how far it is up and down? Quite a workout!

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  5. Lovely header, Linda.
    Fun times with great lifelong friends ~ what could be better ~ I could feel the good vibrations . . :)
    Interesting comparison with your lake/cottage and it seems in many ways quite similar . . but very bold of them to make it their permanent home . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Thanks...I love that picture too!
      Clear Lake is tiny compared to Lake Erie...they thought the water was rough that day! Hahaha!
      They go south for 6 weeks in Feb and March....but, yes....very bold! But....beautiful!

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  6. It's a beautiful area for sure...and I love the cottage.
    Jane x

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    1. Right in your neck of the woods, eh Jane?

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  7. Lovely photos of your visit. Clear Lake reminds me of my childhood summers spent at our cottage on the lake in the Laurentians. Today was visiting day at my grand daughter's day camp. Neat location on Staten Island, but whew, very hot here also. Stay cool. :)

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    1. Hot for sure Hester! Perhaps I will have to get you over here for a cool drink poolside!
      Enjoy your kiddies♥️

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  8. Oh my it looks and sounds beautiful . I am glad you had a nice time there ! Wonderful photos and I love your header awesome ! It is muggy but we were expecting it to be I mean it is summer after all lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Thanks Elaine!
      Glad you like the header!
      I guess my garden is shrivelling out at the cottage! Oh well.......

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  9. Such a gorgeous spot they have - my idea of heaven. Although the steps would be difficult for me, I just love how high up it is from the lake. I bet they are thrilled.
    I have several life-long friends like that and it is so special, isn't it? How nice to share time with them.
    Love your banner - wish I could be by the water right now!

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    1. Lots of steps.....LOTS!
      Love that we get together....at least once a year....
      The full moon will be right over the lake....hope it is still there this weekend!

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  10. What a beautiful space they have created! What kind of farm did they have? It must be so nice for them to retire in so much beauty after working so hard.

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    1. Farm? You mean the photo? That was on the drive there...they lived in Peterborough...def not farmers!
      But....their place is gorgeous!

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    2. I have no idea what I was thinking. No idea!

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  11. What a beautiful place!! It is so lovely, down by the lake, the lake, the houses, everything!!! All so wonderful! How great that you and your friend have known each other for so long and still get to spend time together, that is a true friendship which I am sure that you treasure! xx

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    1. It was lovely Amy....very relaxing...I have known her since I was 15!

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  12. What a delightful time you have had, with a lifelong friend for company. It is wonderful the way some special friendships span the years. The house and the lake are so lovely, and remind me of our weekend at another lake in May. Nearly three months ago, already! The whole lake experience is so restful, and so beautiful to see. And I am still in love with red Ontario barns!! Have a good week, Linda.

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    1. Has it been that long since you were here? Gosh...doesn't seem that long....
      I love the barns too!

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  13. What a gorgeous place, your friends must be so happy to have their permanent home there now. Hot, hot, hot, humid, humid, humid .... doing any errands in the morning and trying to stay cool in the afternoons.

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    1. Yes...they are happy as can be! I think we passed Quinte on our way!

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  14. We had friends that have a cottage near Lachute on the water and they are situated high up just like that.I loved our visit about 13 years ago and took pics..
    Stinkin' hot and humid here.. news says :"heatwave".
    Love the starfish flipflops..I have a Gap pair w/ tiny starfish on the side of the V..so worn out! I think they are Gap..forget..love your lace Toms too.

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    1. Got mine at Marshall's in Florida....2 years old now....gets sad when the things you love wear out!

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  15. What a gorgeous place your friends have! Looks like you had a lovely visit.
    We are getting hot again here, into the mid 30's but dry, dry, dry so doesn't feel so bad. We are begging for rain but non on the horizon for the next week or so, boo.

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    1. We sure did Devon....but we moved pretty slow the next morning! Hahaha!
      Hot as hell today....miss V right beside me!

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  16. ohmygosh. how beautiful!
    I love that shot of the deck... with the white rivers stones along the window... the black railing... the red geranium... all perfect!
    so glad you had a wonderful time! but then you knew you would! a great friend of 50 years! wow.
    have a wonderful weekend coming up... in your own little paradise! xo

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    1. Nancy brought those stones from our cottage last summer!
      What a keen eye you have Tammy!
      Hopefully a great weekend!

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  17. How fun to have a sleepover with friends! As usual, lovely photos. Cute tootsies! Is that your boyfriend with the beard?

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    1. Absolutely! 43 years in September!

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    2. Very cool! I will have had mine for 35 years Aug 23rd.

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  18. What a beautiful home and spot that your friends have on the lake. "Old" friends are such a blessing when one can stay in touch and visit now and then. I enjoyed your pictures!

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  19. So very lovely . . . I can imagine the relaxation . . . visits, laughter, memories, lives shared.
    I loved your black and whites . . .
    Enjoy Miss V . . . and her smiles when she sleeps in her Minnie Mouse pj's . . .
    Lovely post!
    Like they say in Ireland . . . Slainte' . . .

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    1. You summed everything up perfectly!

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  20. Your pictures are absolutely lovely. We live in Bridgenorth so Clear Lake is just up the road. Did you get the butter tarts in Lakefield? Looks like you had a wonderful visit. My brother and niece have cottages on Lake Erie outside of Dunville. Cheers to summer. Beckie

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    1. Welcome Beckie!
      Whay a beautiful part of the countryside...got the tarts before Lakefield....they were to die for!
      We are in Lowbanks....between Dunnville and Pt Colborne! Cool!

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