Sunday, 12 August 2012

August update

I'm afraid it's been a hot, dry boring summer here in Sensational Smiths Falls! During the day it's too hot to do much of anything and the heat and humidity have left me feeling sick and tired most of the time. We have had some rain over the last few days but not enough. We're still on 20% water conservation.

On August 1st our furry nephew, Jasper came to visit us for a week while his parents were moving our human niece, Danica to Hamilton, Ontario where she will be attending medical school at McMaster University. She and her Mom had gone down earlier in the month and found her an apartment and she had her Dad had gone down for a few days to paint it.

Jasper making himself at home on my recliner

He's a real lap dog.
This morning we dropped by our old home base, Tranquil Acres. All sites but three are now seasonal. The three spots are not for transients but for friends and relatives of the seasonals to come to visit.

The office and rec room

The gates - they were always tedious as you had to get out of your vehicle to open them and then close again.

I opened and closed the gates twice today for people so they wouldn't have to get in and out of their vehicles.

We've parked in all these spots at one time or another

Froggie in the Mississippi

The Canadian Mississipi

Our 5er is still here

These are the sites for visitors. We've spent time in all of these sites too.

Hummingbird moth on the phlox

Black eyed susans

Lots of fungus on this log
Dave and Shonagh weren't around so we made ourselves at home and walked around. It was nice to be there recalling memories.


  1. Lovely place and pictures. I expect you were a little homesick, especially to see your previous home parked there, too. What memories for you.

    I expect you missed your furry nephew Jasper for a while, too, and I am sure he missed you, or your lap!!

    Happy Tails and Trails, Penny.

  2. Your former home looks like a lovely place to be.


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