We just got home from a weekend away at Butterfly Lake. After much effort Pete found a camp to rent on Wednesday & we decided to just for it. I’m glad we did. It was so nice to be away from the city for the weekend. And hard to beat being right on a lake. We’ve been planning on getting bikes for awhile and even went out to look at some last weekend but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet. Well in anticipation for our weekend away, I went out Wednesday & bought myself a bike, London a bike seat & helmet & a rack for the car. Thursday Pete went out to buy his bike & helmets for both of us. London LOVES her helmet & pretty much wants to wear it all the time. I also got her this lifejacket/bathing suit & water shoes. Here she is all ready for our camping trip. Had to wear the helmet during dinner & threw a fit when I made her take it off for her bath.
We left on Friday around 1 and began our journey to “cottage country” up north. Pete had the day off & my office closed at 1 but I had to take several calls from the car on the way up. We anticipated that traffic would be quite bad but were pleasantly surprised that it was a pretty smooth ride.
When we got there we checked place out then changed into our swimsuits & went down to the lake. After some relaxing, fishing, swimming & a quick ride in the paddle boat we went into town for dinner. Pete did a little more fishing when we got back.
Saturday morning we thought it would be a good idea to bike to the local store so I could get coffee. We regretted the decision when we figured out that it was a VERY hilly ride. We made it though. London LOVED it. We spent the rest of the morning down by the lake – swimming & fishing.
After lunch London was insisting that we go for another bike ride, so Pete put the bikes on the back of the car & we found a better place for a little ride. Pete actually stopped at the visitor center & they recommended a local winery/cranberry bog. It was perfect.
Saturday afternoon while London & I took a little nap Pete went on a fishing excursion – that is in the paddle boat to the island in front of the camp we were staying at. I don’t know how long he was out there for but right as we got down to the dock, he caught his first & only fish of the weekend. He paddled it in so we could take a closer look – of course, London was trying to take credit for the catch.