Almost the long weekend!

Well Brendan has had a hectic week at work this week, and Hannah and Jessica haven’t been taking too slow either. Last weekend we went to Kilarny provincial park on Saturady, were we had fish and chips!! They were good, I was very suprised. I can honestly say that they were the best fresh water fish and chips I have ever had. Kilarny is very pretty, its small village with a poplation of approximatly 450. When the sun shines I bet it more than doubles. We went swimming in a local lake with a ‘beach’, but it was such a hot humid day that we didn’t do much else. Its about a 2 hour drive to get there so when we got home we just flaked. So up early again on Sunday, 9 ish I think. We travelled to Manitoulin Island which is about a 2 and a half hour drive. Today the weather was more over cast, though still planty warm enough with the humidity. We stopped off at a touris information and the girl in there was ever so helpfull. We were most impressed. We then went to a small inland town where the round chruch is, which was destroyed when a gas leak caused an explosion, see the picture of the bell and the notice board when newspaper cuttings. We then went on to Bridal Vail falls, which this time where only trickling as they normall do. We walked down to the town on the coast and had an ice cream and walked back after talking a strol around. We then drove to to the south of the island to place called Providence Bay, where the beach front onto lake Huron, the beach is really nice for a canadian lake beach. We travelled back via a place where there were a number of old tractors outside.
This week we went for a boat trip around Ramsy lake with Joel and on tuesday evening for a meal at Respect is Burning, a nice place in down town, and then for a couple of beers to the Laughing Budda, and wednesday night we went and played pool with Kobus (South African colleague) and Joel.

So here are the pictures:

And I have started to model local buildings for Google Earth, here is my second Sudbury building:

Moved into our new appartment on Lorne St.

Hannah and I made the jump from the Golder house to our own place over the week from July 1st to the 10th. We started livng here from the night of the 11th, we have arranged to get cable TV, internet and a land line phone, but that isn’t being installed until July 26th. Joel arrived in Canada whilst we where in Mississauga the other week, so we’ve had him for company for a week, and also someone to help with moving furniture. We borrowed a Golder truck twice to get the move done. Jessica arrived here on the Wednesday night. We’ve been doing out best to keep her entertained!

Here are a few pictures from quite a few weeks ago from our phone..

We went to Katies parents camp on lake Nispissing.

And on sunday we went to French river then to North bay

Canada Day!

Today is a statutory holiday in Canada, this is what it is:
Canada Day is celebrated on July 1st across the country. July 1st marks the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada – that’s the technical explanation, but Canada Day also means fireworks and the year’s biggest national party. The Canada Day holiday is akin to the U.S. July 4th celebration but on a more Canadian scale.

We went to the Sudbury Arena today for their Canada celebrations, they had loads of different nationalities there to celebrate Canada with dance and food and stuff.

We moved some stuff into the apartment today, we borrowed a truck from Golder to pick up a couple of beds and a sofa last night, first we borrowed a GMC Sierra and then this weekend we have used a Ford F250 Super Duty truck. The Ford is bigger and better, but the suspension is very hard.

We are going to ‘Made In Canada’, a restaurant this evening, then we will return to 92 Hyland Drive and we’ll walk over to bell park..

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Here are the pictures:

Also, Happy Birthday Alan! You know they had the day off here in celebration!