For many years now, I've spent my birthday weekend (or as near as we can get it) in Algonquin Park. The last two weeks in September are usually the best weeks to head up there to see the fall colours at their peak. This year the weather was lovely ... warm and sunny ... but the fall colours had only just begun. A bit disappointing because I was hoping to blast some colour into my camping post, but it just didn't happen.
Before we left for camping on Friday, I had been receiving birthday cards from my a new card exchange group I joined. It was a real pleasure to receive cards from people I have now known for a few years, and from some new people in this group.
It's a tea & card exchange, so I received lots of new flavoured teas tucked into the cards, together with fun little gifts on the side. It made my upcoming birthday a bit more fun :)
And there were other very special cards received that were not part of the exchange ;)
Thank you all so much for your kindness in sending these lovely cards and all the little surprises of tea and gifts. It really made my day to visit the mailbox and find another card waiting inside!!
My weekend away with my husband and son was really, really nice. We hiked and canoed for two days in idyllic weather. We climbed to a cliff top to get this view (below). And then we hiked back down and took the canoe & kayak out across this same Rock Lake to a new area we hadn't explored before. That's what is so nice in Algonquin Park, you will never have finished exploring all the beautiful hidden areas! This time we went to the right of the island you can see and down a long stretch that eventually ended at a portage. The day was getting late by then, and we were forced to turn around and paddle back.
I'll do a separate post with more photos, but for today, just a quick peek.
And here's Cody riding shotgun in our canoe ...
Thanks for stopping by today!
Linking up with Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday