• Family,  Fun,  Kids,  Travel

    Cottage Vacay ~ Day 2: Hot Tubs, Hangovers & Pink-Eye. Oh, my!

    It’s 1:30 in the afternoon and finally there is a hint of sunshine.  The day began rather hazy (infer what you will from that last comment.)  As I struggled to unglue my eyelids I realized there was a little more going on than the remnants of a late night of wine, Mission Impossible and hot-tubbing.  Conjunctivitis, more commonly referred-to as Pink Eye.  In both eyes.  Really, though?  How the BLEEP did THAT happen?  Especially since I practically bathed in disinfectant yesterday. Whatever. So, off goes my wonderful husband to locate a pharmacy for the Polysporin drops that I didn’t think to pack ‘just in case’.  Silly me.  Even better, he…

  • Family,  Fun,  Kids,  Travel

    Cottage Vacay ~ Day 1: Rookie Excitement

    The morning began in a flurry of excitement, the kids clambering over one another in a quest to annoy us in any way possible as my husband and I tried to pack up the van for our first cottage vacation. Pit stop at Starbucks was a must.  Fuel for the road, I say. The drive was pretty easy north on the 400 to Muskoka.  The last of my Americano Misto was still warm when we arrived (always order extra hot, FYI.) Interesting distraction as we approached our exit:  All these miniature Inuit-like rock statues were placed all along the blasted rock lining the highway.  (I’m sure there’s a name for…