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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Party at Upper Ratho Station

Where are we today ?
Upper Ratho Station Ontario
        A bright sunny saturday morning so I went for my morning drive into town and stop by Pettigrew's garage to chat and catch up with the local gossip. I noticed the sign on the door they are closed at noon today and closed sunday as well. Muriel tell me to get Suzie and our house and come on out to their place for a get together, games, fun and food. Just bring a potluck dish.

        So back to the farm we secured our coach and headed on down the back roads to their piece of heaven in Upper Ratho Station. There is actually 5 houses here.
down the road we go

we are set for the day
        Arriving there shortly after noon and parked with a few other trailers and tents then wander around, get involved with the activities and chat with a whole mess of people we have not seen for quite a few years. People cooking, a pig in the one BBQ, and the other rotisserie one that Don made full of chicken, roast beef and potatoes. And Dale (our mechanic) making a huge pot ob baked beans, all smelling so good. 
The kids and adults cooling off in the pond, paddling around, zipping around on golf carts and atvs. A golfing contest going on, driving balls across the pond, closest to the center of a huge rope circle. Volleyball game, ladder golf, and ring toss tournaments going on.
nice pond
        Below is Don's covered bridge entrance to the "Resort".
covered bridge
the resort

chicken, beef and potatoes
dog fetching stick 
the Resort
inside the log cabin
getting ready for beans 

Don's Log Cabin
ring toss
Volley Ball

out house

         Around 6 o'clock all the food is out and everybody is starving, so thru the lines grab a plate and sample all the goods. All so good too. Even a few pies for desert. 

        This dog below looks like Omer with short legs...

        Now here we go how about water skiing on the pond. I have only seen pictures of stuff like this and hey it worked real slick. Long rope across the thru a pully on a huge tree, tied to the big four wheeler. Take off and down the length of the pond on the wake board. Great entertainment. Now its getting dark so a very nice fireworks display to everyones delight worked great. Campfire, more games under the floodlights and before we know its midnight. So we packed it in and headed home to bed, late enough for us after such a fun time.



Dale exploded and air bag for aan extra bang
         Beautiful land scaping and shade just amazing . The last time we were here was over 20 years ago when our Optimist club had a family fishing derby in their stocked pond, wow has it ever changed.

        Thanks for dropping by and joining our party, now back out side for breakfast here at the resort.

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  1. What a great spot. Looked like a fun and entertaining day. Sure nice that the weather cooperated too.

  2. Looks like a gorgeous place to be. Enjoy yourselves.

  3. It's always nice enjoying life with Families and Good Friends. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. It was so great to see you guys on the weekend. Hopefully we will see you again soon and it won't be so long between.
    Happy travels George & Suzie
    Love Barb
    PS: found a spot in Bobcaygeon to put the boat in and camp on Pigeon Lake...will let you know if it is worth a stop for you guys.

    1. Yes Barb it was great seeing you guys again too, will let you know when we are in the area.


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