There was no internet. Just this constantly changing sky. It was not terrible.
When making the reservation for Arowhon Pines, the online form had a section for Special Requests. I said I would like to see one moose. We saw two! A boy and a girl. They were both extremely close, one at a dam about halfway into the camp’s 3km driveway and another on the side of the road through Algonquin Park. We watched the lady moose for a long time because we were in a safe spot and she was happily chomping away on stuff. The man moose didn’t seem bothered either, but I knew I had a highway to cross if he wanted to get closer. I kept my eye on him and not my camera so my favourite photo is a little blurry. Sorry!
Apparently the meeses love to drink the saltier post-winter water in the roadway ditches in May and June so it’s a great time for spotting. I like it! We also saw four foxes total including two kits playing by the side of the road. They were so cute that we barely knew what to do with ourselves. Anyway, between the moose, the foxes, the loons, the chippies, tiny squirrels and hummingbirds… we done pretty darn good.
We spent Sunday/Monday at Arowhon Pines in Algonquin Park. I have never actually been into the park myself but was determined to give Josh the most Canadian wilderness experience I could find in my home province. And so, we drove 3.5 hours north, braved the man-eating bugs and lodged at a grownup summer camp with meals included. It was bliss.
I woke up very early this morning because an envelope full of tax papers and the biggest cheque I’ve ever written in my life needed to go in the mail to Revenue Canada. So eager was I to get it posted that I left home two hours before the post office even opened. Suffice it to say that I am dumb and terrible and stupid at being self-employed. Anyway, that particular monkey is off my back. On to the next monkey! All that to say, hi how are you, you look nice. Oh, and the overhanging trees and the light on the walk to the post office was pretty. C’est tout.
So… I got the patio table right on the second try. I’m absolutely in love with this one and think it goes real nice with the chairs. Which means that other than knickknackery and art (and a new bed in the future), I am done sourcing furniture for this apartment. The only thing that’d be a big bummer is if they don’t renew my lease in September… but it’s an investment property so that shouldn’t be the case. Fingers crossed. Anyway, patio table. IT’S SO PRETTY.