Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Our Trip To the Richelieu River

My hubby and I are not able to get away too often between all our fur babies, my mom and money money. I would love to say we toured around Tuscany but that is only in my dreams....for now. We had a great time away and very much needed to just chill (if one can in the 35C heat), have a few drinks, talk, eat and enjoy the view. My hubby's Aunt and Uncle are great hosts who leave you with a full tummy and a full glass...we could not have had anything better actually.  Hubby likes to take  tons of pictures but I am just showing a few before you nod off into boredom land:)





My hubby fishing hoping for the great huge pike...he got a little teeny weeny pike...of course he set it free.



We actually had rain which was refreshing but not a drop where we live. The one storm was quite violent.



Trees were uprooted and a trampoline was found on the major road along with power outages.

This river is extremely busy with all sorts of boats from sail boats, jet skis to  little yachts. These people know how to live.



There are many bird lovers around here and we were constantly entertained by all the birdies...




So have I bored you yet? I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures.....so long for now:)















38 comments:

  1. Sure looks like a nice spot. Guess only the tiny fish wanted to play. Maybe the crazy face scared them away lol

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    1. That crazy face can scare anything away:)

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  2. Many my husband and I drove along the St. Lawrence all the way to some small town north of the Maine border. Then we headed on down to Bar Harbor. It was beautiful country.

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    1. It is really pretty and so serene

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  3. You haven't bored me at all, in fact I'm quite jealous. It looks idyllic, Birgit. So pleased you managed to get away and have some quality time together.

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  4. Hi, Birgit!

    It is never boring to vicariously enjoy the experiences of a dear friend. (Sounds like you and I are characters in Sense8. :) Your hubby's aunt & uncle have a lovely property there along the river. I enjoyed the shots of colorful birdies and various types of boats passing by. The storm picture is dramatic. I'm glad your relatives' house didn't sustain damage. Mrs. Shady went to the shore the other day and a storm blew in so quickly that it uprooted her giant umbrella and sent it tumbling down the beach. Fortunately it didn't spear any of the other beach goers who were scrambling to pack up and flee.

    It's nice to see a picture of you too, dear friend BB! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. We had a great time and no damage from the storm. They were part of that awful flood a few years back. The water was from the river rose to just 2 inches from their main floor. Their basement was flooded but they didn't lose their home although they had to work so hard to try to keep it. A lot of work to repair the outside after

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  5. Loved your picture and all the other pictures. Looked so serene (except for the storm of course). Good place to go and visit and sounds like wonderful folks you stayed with!

    betty

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and Aunt & Uncle are splendid hosts!

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  6. Wow 35°c? That's way too hot for me. I just can't be outside in those temps. 25°c is about my limit. After that I feel like I'm melting.
    Nice pictures. I love a good hard rain. I don't get to see them very often.

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    1. I have been mainly indoors because it is so hot and humid...it's disgusting. I can't wait for cooler temps

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  7. Those are beautiful scenes and I enjoyed them. It's good to see your picture!

    I think the hummingbird close-up is memorable.

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    1. Glad you like my scary face...hahahahaa. The hummingbird shot was cool Tao get

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  8. What a perfect vacation. I don't think Tuscany could have been any better.
    Glad to hear your husband is a catch n release guy.

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    1. It was a nice place to stay and relax. I have to say if it was large we would have been eating fish that evening.

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  9. Glad you weathered the storm. I don't fish, but I could hang there.

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    1. I don't fish either..like watching paint dry but I enjoyed myself immensely

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  10. What a fabulous spot for rest and relaxation. Probably better than Europe right now, at least until things settle down.

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    1. A great spot to relax and I would be a bit nervous going to Europe right now which is a shame

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  11. I enjoyed all the pictures! What a beautiful place. Glad you had a good time away and were able to relax and chill. :)

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  12. Looks like a perfect spot - but, oh dear, did something scare you???

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    1. Hahahaaa. Yes, my hubby taking a pic of me:)

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  13. Bored? Not at all. I'm living vicariously through other people's vacation photos. Your relatives' spot is a perfect place to chill. I'd almost be willing to dive into the water.

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    1. I almost did dive into the water...but didn't:) we had a great time

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  14. Looks like a good place to visit, very pretty. Love the birds, something we miss in our apartment. Used to spend hours watching them when we were in NC. Sorry your hubby didn't get anything edible. Did you get the really violent storm on Sunday night (I think)?

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    1. Nope...we didn't get that storm. It rained some on Monday but needed a lot more. We really enjoyed watching the birds

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  15. Great pictures. Especially the last one ;).

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  16. Just checked the Wikipedia entry on the Richelieu River. Interesting stuff.

    Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. We did enjoy it and it is pretty cool how far one can travel on this river

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  17. That's actually pretty close to my neck of the woods!

    Glad to hear you had such a relaxing holiday. That hummingbird shot is amazing. It is rare to catch one so quietly perched.

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    1. Oh wow...we were quite close? That hummingbird came every evening and it was fun watching him buzz around

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  18. That is a beautiful place. Would your hubby take me fishing,
    R

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  19. Looks like a relaxing and beautiful place to visit! Great photos! I always find being near water makes me feel calm. That rain storm sounds intense! Love your facial expression in that last one! :)
    ~Jess

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