Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mommy and Hudson Vacation in Muskoka

I am so glad that Hudson and I got to go on vacation with my family! My family built the main house and boathouse in the early 1900's and we've been coming ever since. I come from a long line of Episcopal ministers on my dad's side and the boathouse which was built 1st was originally an Episcopalian ministers retreat. The ministers would come up and be the summer ministers around the lake. There haven't been many changes in the 100+ years, there isn't any insulation just wood and nails, and the light bulbs hang from the ceiling. Of course bathrooms were added and at one point 1 of the boat slips was enclosed to create a separate kitchen so that my grandmother could fix my dad and his brothers breakfast while not disturbing their grandmother in the main house. 

I love being here and learning everything I can about the history of our little slice of heaven. I don't know what the future holds for "Dixie" but seeing the 6th generation enjoying her beauty and history is amazing!



playing in the water with Dixie and Jess

Getting ready to climb Huckleberry Rock with Mimi and Papa

No, his face isn't dirty...facepaint from the night before had not worn off

View of the lake

you can see the damage from the forrest fire they had last summer! my aunt, uncle, and cousins had to be evacuated from the cottage!

Hudson, Papa, Uncle Todd, and Bonnie

 The tubing king!

Uncle Todd and Hudson tubing together

pretty girl Jess

Mama and her baby girl

Bonnie and Todd

Sailing lessons at the club!

Playing on the Sunfish back at the cottage

Little Mommy & Hudson photoshoot on the rock

 we didn't have the best sunsets during our week but who can say no to a boat cruise

flags at the club

the Main House

the Boathouse

Willmotts is a little store that has been here for over 100 years. Growing up we used to walk over after swimming and tennis was really neat to walk with Hudson over there after his lessons.

Here are some pictures of the houses and boathouses on Millionaires Row

The Ross's

The Dunbars

the Dunbar's always have the prettiest gardens and window boxes on their boathouse

these 3 boathouses are just gorgeous and again the window boxes are to die for 

view of Dixie from the other end of the bay

 Robbie and Todd were such good sports to tube with Hudson

Hudson, Papa, Mimi, Dixie, and Jess on the rock

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