Welcome to the tip of Canada!

In the face of dwindling interest and awesome things overload for the kids, we had to throw the big guns at them: Point Pelee. The most southern tip of Canada and an Eco wonderland.

Point Pelee Provincial Park

The trip isn’t over yet but it is a constant battle to keep them focused. As soon as we arrived at the visitor’s centre, they were running around enjoying a really good interactive museum.  It was really well set up, everyone from Arthur (6) to Josie, almost 12, found something that excited them.  On the shuttle down to the tip of Canada, we discussed that perhaps this would be our last day, three of the five were very upset. Majority wins!  We reached the southern tip, and tried to keep Arthur from jumping into dangerous undertows. We found another beach and swam on a pebble shore with four foot waves. The kids were smiling and laughing and throwing themselves in the waves. A rating of 9 and 10 s for Point Pelee.

RUBY SAYS:

At Point Pellee the waves were massive.  i could go there all the time except you swallowed a bunch of water.

I don’t think they realize that they still have five weeks of summer after this, enough time to catch up on reruns and sleep.

Rod just bought an assortment of micro beers and fresh perch, so we are here for a while longer.  Back to Wheatley Provincial Park, a perfect place to rest for these two days.  The campground host came by to say hello and brought some colouring pages for the kids.  When we arrived from our little trip to Point Pelee, there were 7 eggs sitting on our picnic table.  Freaked us out, cause Rod had been searching for our four leftover eggs this morning, and all of a sudden there were 7, 1 for each of us, on the table.  We assume from our host and not some wild chicken in this amazing bird sanctuary.

Our souvenirs

So far just a few of us bought a souvenir from this trip. Any favourite thing we spend money in is berries at the market or some icy drink on a hot day.
Charlie found a jacobs ladder toy at Crawford lake. Ruby saw a worry stone but I ushered her out for the lake hike.
She hasn’t forgotten it’s been three days of “remember that stone. ”
Then Josie saw a pocket watch and loves it. It’s her one thing.

Rod is gonna buy a rock point tshirt. Rod says if this trailer makes it through this trip, it will be his souvenir. Lily found awesome moccassins Ruby is still upset but her special thing will come. Fort George was Josie’s place to find something. Arthur just wants what everyone has.
Matt says my thing is the trip itself. I think he is right. We’ll see.
I can’t wait to see What ruby will find?

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How is it going so far kids? Know when to ask….

Aside

I think they look happy….

I asked the kids to each write a post of their road trip so far. There are high and low moments, that’s for sure! We were on a long hot driving bit. The heat is very tough and everyone has that horrible sticky feeling in the car. I have decided to reschedule the whole trip, so we drive less and chill more.

Hey it’s Lily here!
This trip has been pretty epic so far but I’m going insane. I can’t spend any more time in the car without killing Ruby and her fast music* She takes songs and speeds them up so its sounds like the chipmunk version* We keep running out of water and I don’t have nail polish remover! I can’t write any songs with Ruby and Josie’s parody of sexy and I know it turned into ” This place infested and we know it” (talking about the trailer) in the back of my head. This trip is getting really hard for me and I kinda wanna stop but… the dang werdio show must go on! Yours Truly,
GOING INSANE FROM UNCOMFORTABLE BEDS, Lily

CHARLIE
This trip so far has been a lot to handle. Luckily, I have been hangin’ in pretty well. My favourite part of this trip is probablly the warsaw caves. My least favourite part was the Hell Holes. They were too buggy! 😦 over and out, Charlie

JOSIE
So far this trip has been good.we have done a lot of driving. I think everyone is going crazy and really needs a break. It has been so hot and I can’t stand it.
Sincerely, Josie

RUBY
Day 6 and I am already cracking, mostly because of Arthur. Things are going well. We are doing a lot of driving. At least I am not carsick. Ruby

Arthur: Good, Very good and great. All the caves are great. Peace Arthur

Ghost Town Animal

On one of our first adventures of the Party Caravan Road trip, we went to a ghost town called Depot Harbour, near Parry Sound.  We found a strange cement bridge.  It was actually half a bridge.  All seven of us went on top to check it out.  Of course, I was the first person to go down and look at it.  Then Lily and everyone joined us.  Rod was the first person to take a peek underneath through the rectangular piece of wood.

Rod shined the camera light into that hole.

All of a sudden, a bat flew out leaving everyone in shock.  All of us started to leave when we all saw it was just a hollow wedge of heavy cement.  All of us started to make it back to the car, but not me. I was at a small cement pool.

Up behind a rock, a huge spider the size of a hand.  And what did I do, do you ask, well I screamed and ran right to my Mom.  One of its’ legs was actually on my hand!!  I screamed all the way to the car hoping that I didn’t get bit by an extremely scary poisonous scary that I will never see again.