Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 26th

Saturday would have been my Dad's 80th birthday.  I invited the family up for a get together.

The weather was very co-operative.  We played (mostly) barefoot volleyball for hours.  Everyone played at one point or another - some for a few minutes, some for hours. Here it is the girls against the boys.  Shortly afterward the volleyball exploded so we had to switch to badminton.
Since we were remembering my dad we had to have ice cream.  We had lots of store bought but we made our own too.  Lynda brought her ice cream ball.  You fill the outer ball with rock salt and lots and lots of ice and fill the inner cylinder with ice cream ingredients.  We used cream, sugar and my dad's homemade strawberry banana jam.  It was excellent!  Jenna is just about to roll the ball .
Lynda and her family stayed for 3 days since Monday is an American holiday. Us girls went horseback riding to ensure that the pain in our arms from hitting the volleyball was offset by pain in our lower bodies.

Lynda and I and the 4 "kids" went to Nancy Island.  We had all been here before but the new visitor centre opened the day before so we went in for a quick look.  If you are looking for something to do this summer come up while the reenactors are here.  This summer is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and Wasaga Beach played a vital part in the victory.


SusanE said...

looks you guys all had a great time.

Cherylinn said...

that is great that you guys got together.