Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A Short Drive North

  Last Sunday, after church we decided to treat ourselves at one of our favorite restaurants.
In all honesty I don't enjoy it because of it's great food. It's pretty standard fare. But I
love the atmosphere of the place. I'm sorry to say I didn't think to photograph the place.
It has a voyageur theme. Definition: A person employed by a fur company to transport
goods to and from remote locations esp. Canada's Northwest. I have to make a correction
here on Webster, because it was all of Canada's North, not just the Northwest.
This  is one of the amazing paintings in the restaurants. The dining chairs and tables are all
made from log poles. They do have some yummy homemade deserts and also serve bannock,
which I love. Everything is served on camp enamelware-fun. And they have a nice little
gift shop upstairs. Oh, I almost forgot, they also have motel units. I've never been inside
since I live near by, but if they're anything like the other buildings I'm sure there nice.

This is Chippewa Falls. We usually hike the trail at least a couple of times
each year.  It is short, but steep at places. There isn't much water flowing right now.
But in the spring when the snows are melting above it roars and gushes with water.

This is the trail-full of roots along the path, all kinds of rocks and washouts and steep!
This is last years photo when Emily and the grandchildren were here. My DH is looking
a little like Einstein here. I don't know why God gave him all that beautiful hair and
made mine baby fine. Some things are just not fair!
I love this! It is painted at the top of one of the many cliffs we have along Hwy 17 North.
It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Now, what are your plans for this weekend?


  1. What a very good looking group!!

    It is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I will be catching up on my garden duties and figuring out what to do with the 18 Zukes my husband picked in my absence!

  2. You have the most beautiful scenery! Just lovely! The restaurant sounds wonderful.
    And a good looking family too!

  3. The painting is amazing. I hate when you go into a tourist restaurant and they have sad little paintings and halfway attempts... with crazy prices! Beautiful, as is your hiking trail. I don't do this enough but it's one of my favorite things.

    I may be telling you something that you already know, but I think if you go to edit this post~ hit post options at the bottom~ mark set date and time instead of automatic~ put in today's date and then publish post, it should come up in its proper place.

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. Sounds like a fun trip and the atmosphere at the restaurant sounds cool too. Nice family picture!

    My plans for the weekend are to get the weeds pulled outside. Pretty exciting, don't you think? haha! :D

  5. It looks lovely, I wish I could have seen the chairs. I can't imagine what they must look like.
    I hope you have a nice weekend.
    I don't think I have any plans for the weekend but it nice to think about nonetheless.

  6. What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing them!

    We are going to a birthday party for Rie Munoz, an artist who lives in Juneau. She is celebrating her 90th birthday!

    Charles has a student here studying with him, so we will probably take a trip out to the Mendenhall Glacier to look at the bears feeding on the spawning salmon.

  7. In interesting post. I'm glad you're sharing parts of Ontario that I have never seen before. That restaurant sounds wonderful and the falls must be beautiful in the spring runoff. I like the family picture - cute grandkids! Thanks for the tour! Oh, hubby and I went to our new Costco tonight just to look around. The crowds at the checkout prevented us from making any purchases this time but I'll be back next week. Have a great weekend.


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