Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I took your advise.............

and didn't do another post yesterday. I did however prepare this post last night, just like I normally do. I just didn't have time to do a post through the day, not because I was busy packing, because the phone didn't stop ringing all morning!!!

So here I am Monday evening, feeling as though I got nothing done today and honestly I don't feel any more rested.............oh well never mind.

So back to what we got up to on Sunday. It was ds birthday on Saturday and so as he was working on Saturday we went to see him on Sunday. Now he lives in a city called North Bay, which is a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive north of us. So we have to set off early to get there. One thing we do is skip breakfast at home and stop and have breakfast at Tim Hortons. Dh a coffee and breakfast biscuit combo, me a green tea and a raspberry muffin.

We had only been driving an hour when we encountered some white stuff called SNOW.....aaaahhhh!!!!!! The further north we went the more snow we encountered, and more Wintery it looked. It turned out they had a nasty snow storm on Saturday, as prior to Saturday all their snow had gone.

Regardless it was good to see ds and we called in at Tim Hortons (again) to pick up coffee and donuts to take to him. We sat and talked to him and his room mates for a while, which I am so glad we did, as I was mentioning to them about the yard sale we were having and got on about all the VHS videos we were going to sell, for probably around 50 cents each. They then mentioned how the Disney ones in their plastic cases, are worth a heck of a lot more on Ebay. Didn't know that did you? So ds is going to sell them on Ebay for me. Along with a number of records I have, as they are apparently worth a little bit of money as well.

Anyhow we took ds out for lunch at a restaurant called Average Joes.

It overlooks Trout Lake, and it is a great place to have lunch or dinner, and the view is great. In the summer people arrive by boat from their homes and cottages to come for a meal. The food is also good. I had the crab and veggie crepes with a salad, it was yummy and very filling.

The photo below was taken in the restaurant:

This one was taken outside:

After we left the restaurant we drove down to Lake Nippising so I could take some photos of the lake, you will see them in the Watery Wednesday post. We then drove back to the house, calling in at Tim Hortons for a coffee and tea to take back with us and drank it at ds home and did some more catching up.

All too soon it was 3pm and it was time for us to head home. We did a slight detour heading past where the new house is and we were home by 7pm. All in all a great day, but a long day though.....


Niki RuralWritings said...

Sounds like a very nice day! What would we do without Timmy's?
Have a great week

Tracey McBride said...

Good Morning Gill,

Sounds as if you had a lovely day. Thanks for sharing those pictures!!

P.S. You are so organized regarding the blog...I need to take a page from your book!

scrappy quilter said...

North Bay is a great place. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Tim Hortons has the best donuts!!!

Denise said...

Smashing! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Enjoyed your photos again, thanks!