I moved to Bruce County with my young family in 1986. We operated a small cottage park in Port Elgin and had to find out about attractions, restaurants, and the great outdoors so we could tell our renters.
A great parade marched to the beach each day with pails and shovels and a few dollars for fries at the beach. The children had new friends to play with each summer and new campfire stories to share. One week, no one knew a campfire song, so we sang Christmas carols.
One night in August, 1987 round the campfire we all were discussing the Canada Cup hockey game. Only the house had TV so we put it in a window and guests brought lawn chairs and we cheered!
Life was different than in the city and we wanted to share that difference with the people who stayed with us. Looking back, it was good to leave the city for the country. A walk in the woods can still be an adventure all these years later.