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This year my family spent the weekend at our brand new cottage. We just took possession last Friday, and it was our family's first time up for a weekend together. The place is starting to feel like another "home", despite the fact that it still holds many of the former owners treasures. It was an elderly couple that sold this gorgeous lakefront forest property and cottage, so they ended up leaving tons of stuff for us. They were moving back to an apartment in the city, so they only took with them what they needed. That meant leaving us almost all the appliances, furniture, linens, dishes and knickknacks they had in the place. They even left us their canoe and paddleboat! Slowly we've been boxing up the things we don't need and moving in our own pieces of home.
The weekend didn't actually start out at the cottage, so I suppose I better start at the beginning. On Friday my dad came to pick me up from Waterloo and we grabbed a bite to eat at a restaurant called The Rude Native. They've got $4 appetizers from 4-6, which is a major deal! Once our stomachs were sufficiently full we hit the road to head home in time for the Ti-Cat game. Unfortunately I didn't have a ticket, so I settled for yelling at the TV while my dad and brother were at the game. It was certainly for the best though, as I was zonked. And if you're wondering, Hamilton won. Woot!
Saturday morning we headed up to the cottage. Once we got to town we stopped to pick up a few groceries and then headed over to the Kawartha Dairy to get cheese and ice cream. I tried pumpkin pie ice cream, which was absolutely delicious. We headed to the cottage, unpacked, and then began enjoying the beautiful weather. My sister and I went canoeing and then looped the paddleboat around the inlet of our dock a few times before heading back to the cottage for a late lunch. After enjoying a delicious turkey sandwich I curled up in a chair and fell asleep watching football with my brother. I woke up in time for dinner, which was a delicious combination of chicken wings, nachos & salsa, pumpkin pie and apple cider. We watched game shows, and then my sister and I curled up on the floor when everyone else went to bed.
Sunday morning I woke up and headed to mass at the local Catholic church with my parents and sister. I warmed up some pumpkin pie for breakfast and then got cracking on assignments. I sat out on the porch working on my algebra in the sunshine, and I now know that the best way to do math assignments is with breaks for paddleboating with your awesome sister. When I felt overwhelmed with math I headed down to the dock to lay in the sun and peddle around the lake. I got to soak up the fall beauty around me, get some exercise, and laugh my butt off.