After a wonderful visit with Jason, Rachel, Ted and Beth, we headed to the trailer for a few days of relaxation before we get to a very busy and full schedule! It’s going to be fun but tiring!
You really can’t beat Ontario weather for late August – it’s usually comfortably warm during the day and lovely for sleeping at night. The fruits and vegetables are ready for harvest and some of the freshest food of the year is in the markets. I mean who doesn’t love Niagara peaches!
Between reading good books, having great fresh meals, visiting with friends and simply having time to relax over a second cup of coffee, this really is a great time of the year.
I’ve long said being a grandfather is one of the great roles of my life. These kids are smart, energetic, full of laughs and innocent as can be! Innocence is, in my opinion, one of the great strengths of childhood and should be protected, as long as possible, at all costs.
Our three grandchildren are on the move and so in the midst of that move they came to be with us for a few days of adventure. We did lego, coloured, made crafts, ran through the sprinkler, ate freezies, had lots of cool snacks, went for walks, played with the peddle tractor, had the little cars out driving around the mat (in the shade), blew bubbles, played (toy) golf, read books, went out for kid’s meals, and played Barbies.
Did we do it all? Probably not but we sure did lots of great things. It was an adventure. Did I say that already?
We managed to squeeze in a few days at the trailer too! That included the pool, the beach, bbq’s and sleeping together in the trailer. Did you know kid’s love using the toilet in a trailer?!
Here’s a small video from our time at the trailer! You can see more on my channel.
Wendy and I have been doing some dreaming – part of it comes from days gone by, and some from what we always hoped would be the opportunity to have family vacations together when our kids were grown, married and had their own kids. The slide show above shows you a taste of one of our vacations. You can see that Phil and Jason were young – and we were at Sandbanks Provincial Park with a tent trailer. I should add, we had a Chev Cavalier with a 4 cylinder 1.6-litre engine pulling that trailer with us and all out stuff. It always did better downhill.
These were great days. We sure didn’t have much money but we had the trailer and we always ate well. Wendy was the master of easy to make, but delicious meals!
Of course, the boys loved being outdoors and near the water and with some books, a few good games and our handy eat-in tent, we were usually set to enjoy a couple of weeks in “the wild”.
Years later we moved up to the Hybrid trailer but we did enjoy these days.
Now we wonder – will we, in retirement, get to do something similar with the grandchildren?