Saturday, June 27

An Fun Outing

Brandon was coming to stay overnight and hubby went and got him early so he could mow the lawn while it was still cool this morning.

He did a great job. I need to reseed a couple of patches. There's a few places that are burning out from the heat.

After the lawn was mowed, Brandon and hubby played Mar*io Base*ball. They had some fun and then Brandon and I had to run an errand.

About 4pm, we headed off to Port Dover. It's on the shores of Lake Erie and is a tourist destination. Many people rent cottages here. However, we love to go there to have a burger or footlong hotdog. The Arbor has been a big part of Port Dover since I can remember.

Here is a photo of the Arbor's sign. It was established in the early 1900s and has remained much the same. In 2006, they added a patio.
A pretty spot just across the street at the mini golf course. We've only played mini golf here once before when the boys were young, so we decided to take in a round.

Here is Brandon being silly. I was trying to get a photo of the sign and he thought I was taking a picture of him.

There's lots of water and decorative grasses and flowers at the mini golf course and it has a nautical theme.

This is the third hole. Brandon is watching hubby play with the ships wheel.

The water lilies were in bud. I would have loved to have seen them blooming. These ponds are full of koi, which make them even more pretty.

A beautiful place to sit and listen to the tranquil sound of water while you're waiting for your turn.

Running water and more koi. It's very pleasant here.

More water lilies and koi. You can see the buds in this photo. We had a lot of fun here. Brandon got a hole-in-one and hubby got two. I was leading at the halfway point, but the second half put me in last place. Brandon was thrilled to have one less point than Grandpa.

After we left the mini golf, we went for an ice cream and then headed down toward the beach and the pier. Walking along the pier was pleasant and a nice breeze was coming off the water.

I did get photos of that part of the day and will post them tomorrow. Hope all of my readers had a pleasant Saturday.


  1. What a fun day. Miniature golf is fun, but we haven't done it for a while. The picture of Brandon looks like he is balancing a big ball on his head! Brandon and Jordon are both going to have such great memories of all the things you have done together.

  2. Looks like a nice place. Don't recall every being there.

  3. I'm not much on golf of any sort, but I'd have loved to watch the fish and enjoy the water and scenery. I so wish I could have a water garden, but my landlord would have a full grown cow before he'd allow that, lol.

    It was miserably hot and humid again here today, Mary, 100F and just sweltering. Other than that it was a good day, which I enjoyed from the comfort of my air conditioned apartment. ;o)

    Have a blessed Sunday, dear friend.

    Love and hugs,


  4. My kind of day. I know Brandon loved it...m...

  5. Mary,

    I can't believe Brandon graduated from the 8th grade already. I feel like I know him, since I've read about and have seen pictures of him since he was just a little tike.

    The photo's of Fort Dover are beautiful. What a lovely place to get away to and enjoy, and it looks like you all did enjoy it.

    I was at the cabin on the river yesterday, and got out on the water early, before the extreme heat set in, then spent some time inside the air conditioned cabin. This morning it's cooler, thank the good Lord. Have to get ready for church now.

    Have a lovely Sunday.



  6. What a wonderful idea!!! That miniature golf would be so much fun. Golly..the last time I played miniature golf was 1968! Seriously...on our honeymoon.

    Beautiful golf park too. I love all the ponds.

    Can't wait to come back tomorrow to see the rest of your outing.

  7. It looks like you all had a very nice time on your outing! I really liked your pictures too!! Isn't the one with the golf ball on Brandon's head cute! Looks like he was having a very good time!!Hugs Grams

  8. Looks like you had a fun outing. I enjoy seeing different places in your country!

    Happy Canada Day!


  9. Miniature Golf is such a fun game to play with young people... of course that is the only kind of Golf I can play...LOL...
    sounds like you had a really fun evening with Brandon...

  10. What a pretty place!!! Sounds like so much fun!

    Love, Jess

  11. I know that it is enjoyable to have the boys separately sometimes. Sounds like Brandon had a special evening with his grandparents. That looks like a peaceful place. I didn't realize you lived near the water.
    Mama Bear

  12. captured the day beautifully!

  13. Looks like it was a perfect day:-) I've never been to Port Dover but I might just have to put it on my list of places to visit! lol Anywhere where I can walk in beautiful surroundings and admire such scenery...that's my kind of place:-) I love mini golf although it has been a few years since I last played. I'm so glad you all had such a fun day and I loved looking at the photos!! xoxo

  14. What a beautiful place girl friend.. Another great day with Grandma! You are a special lady girl! Do you know that?

  15. Looks like you all had a great time. It's nice to have grandkids to spend time with. I think miniature golf is fun, too.