Summer is flying by. Nick and Ray spent the first week of the holidays camping in Killarney National Park and visiting Ray’s sister in Sudbury. This was followed by an unscheduled week, during which we barely saw Nick as he hopped from pool party to tennis match to movie night to Jiu-Jitsu class and so on. After that, we dropped him off at a new camp where he didn’t know anyone and didn’t hear from him for the next two weeks. Not that we spent too much time worrying about him. We joined Rob & Sue and Heather & Murray (who had also dropped their kids at camp) for our annual Mont Tremblant Bluesfest get-together. Great music, great company, good fun.
When we picked Nick up at camp, the first words out of his mouth were: “It was great! Next year I want to stay for a month!” We missed you too sweetie. Highlights included wind surfing, sailing and just hanging out with his cabin-mates doing boy stuff. His two weeks at sleep-away camp was followed by two weeks of canoe/kayak day camp. It’s a VERY active camp with 90 minutes canoeing, 90 minutes kayaking, 90 minutes dry-land training and 90 minutes of war canoe. One day he headed straight to his room when he got home and Ray walked by a few minutes later to find him fast asleep. Most days, though, he takes off soon after he gets home for more swim parties, tennis matches and movie nights. Just what summer should be.
This past weekend we headed up to Rob and Sue’s cottage for a couple of days and then left him behind. The four boys were going non-stop the whole time we were there – swimming, water skiing, tubing, hiking, basketball, badminton and then a bit of relaxing on the beach with their books and building sand castles (for the sake of destroying them in some kind of war battle, of course). The adults also had a busy time with margaritas on the boat and…beer on the deck and…um….wine on the beach….it was hectic. That was me, though, not Ray of course. He was up bright and early kayaking and hiking and then spent much of the day lumberjacking with his chainsaw.
After our climb to the top of Tremblant
Ray on an evening kayak along the canal
The boys having fun at the cottage
The girls having fun at the cottage
Ray on an early morning kayak
Nick’s regatta – War Canoe
June camping trip