Wednesday, October 8

Thankful Thursday and Day One of our Mini Vacation

Today is Thankful Thursday. It is a day when we list the things we are thankful for. If you would like to participate, be sure to stop by Sting My Heart and pay Iris a visit. You can find all the information there.

Well, it's Thursday and this week I have a lot to be thankful for. Mom, Brandon and I left Monday morning for a mini vacation to the Muskoka/Haliburton Highlands area of Ontario. This is what I'm thankful for this week:

1. The opportunity to get away with Mom and Brandon.
2. The beautiful scenery that we saw along the way.
3. For kind people who went out of our way to lend us a hand when I forgot all of my meds at home. The hospital staff and the pharmacy staff all went out of their way to ensure I received the meds that I needed. Without them we would have had to start for home Tuesday morning.
4. For a husband who can take care of himself for a few days while I'm absent. We had never been away from each other for this long in our almost 20 years of marriage.
5. For a safe journey and an enjoyable time.
Now for some photos:
The above photo was taken along Highway # 35. We were just entering the area where all the leaves were in the peak of their color.
Along Highway # 35 near Minden, Ontario. There were lots of rocks, trees and lakes. Brandon especially loved the color along the lakes and so did Mom and I.

The above photo was a wetland area, but was very dirty. It was more like a swamp but very pretty. Notice the reflection of the trees in the water.
Another one of the same area. Such a pretty area.
Above is Twelve Mile Lake, just north of Minden, Ontario. Hubby and I stayed in this area in 1992 and it was nice to see it again. It has built up some during the last 16 years, but not as much as I thought it might have.
Another of Twelve Mile Lake from a different area. This is a beautiful area. Brandon and I picked up some bait not far from this spot and we headed to Haliburton to go fishing.
A Mallard was very friendly and not at all afraid of humans. Several couples were strolling or sitting on benches in the area and I imagine that they feed the ducks.
As we sat on the pier fishing, this is the view we had straight ahead.
Another view from the Haliburton pier. This is a beautiful lake and a quaint little town.
We didn't catch anything here. In fact we didn't catch anything at all on our trip but we did have a lot of fun and made many wonderful memories.

Tomorrow I will post day two of our mini vacation. The fall colors are fabulous. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Gorgeous photos Mary! Especially the ones of the tree colors reflecting in the water -just stunning!
    Glad you were able to get away -and also that you found medical help to enable you to continue on your mini-vacation too!

  2. Thanks for taking photos so we could enjoy your trip as well, Mary. The colors are indeed beautiful.

    It'll still be several weeks before our foliage is at its peak of Fall color.

    Hope you've recovered now that you're back home. I usually need a vacation to recover from my vacation, LOL. ;o)

    Love and hugs,


  3. Such lovely pictures, so glad you are enjoying your mini vacation sweetie.

  4. Hi Mary,
    Loved seeing the fall colors in your getaway photos. Sounds like you had a wonderful time

  5. Beautiful photos! I must get back into Thankful Thursday too - thanks for the reminder :-)

  6. You are such a beautiful person Mary, honestly! I just love your heart and I see it when I read your blogs. After what you've written, I think I may be suffering from I-miss-my-husband-itis. Yuppers! I really do.

  7. What glory...what a scene....what splendor! I really enjoy Autumn! There is nothing in this whole wide world that can surpass the beauty!

    Fabulous trip photos Mary!!!

  8. Just beautiful...what a great TT post!

    Blessings to you!

  9. Love the pictures! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow! Beautiful pictures. I hope it is sunny on the weekend and we get a chance to see fall colours near Orangeville. We do have so much to be thankful for.

  11. What beautiful photos of my favorite subject - His creation coming to life in the fall time!

    I love how you shared stories along the way and made us feel like we were there with you.

    Praising Him for your 20 years of marriage!

    Have a blessed weekend!
    In His amazing grace,

  12. Mary
    I am glad you had so much fun in a charming area. I loved the one with the dirty reflections. Maybe I am a swamp girl at heart. LOL
    Peace be with you.

  13. Thank you for these beautiful photos. This looks a little like the Fall screensaver I am using. I could almost see you there as you looked on God's masterpiece.
    Mama Bear

  14. love your pictures, isn't Canada a wonderful place in the fall!

  15. What absolutely wonderful pictures! I especially love the one with the reflection in the lake.

  16. Thanks for sharing these BEAUTIFUL ‘fall’ photos taken on your trip. How wonderful to get away with your mom and Brandon. I’m glad you’re enjoying your trip and staying ‘in touch’ with us.
    Hugs and blessings,

  17. Just beautiful pictures-how lucky you all are to enjoy that beauty! So glad your enjoying your trip!

  18. Beautiful pictures, Mary! We went on a little getaway too, but our colors were just beginning here in Michigan.

  19. Hello dear Mary:-)

    Such breathtaking's no wonder I so love this time of year when Mother Nature wears her cloak of many colours!! So glad to hear that you, Brandon and mom had such a wonderful trip. I think you'll make sure you never forget your meds again! lol It was such a joy talking to you on the phone:-) Love you! xoxo

  20. What fabulous scenery pix! So glad you didn't have to return early from this wonderful mini vacation.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  21. love the photos esp. the 6th one. God bless you, mary. ♥