|Joey playing ball...|
|...and Zoe and Ross on the front porch.|
|Out for a Sunday stroll!|
|Ron and Pat's front yard.|
Joe and I had the pleasure of spending Sunday afternoon with Ron and Pat at their home on The Lawrence River. What a real treat that was! The afternoon generated one wow after another. First off, their beautiful home sits in as unbelieveable point on the river just a short boat ride to the Rideau Canal...one of several World Heritage Sites in Canada.
|Ron docked the boat at the Hotel Kenney. It is located at the foot of the Jones Falls locks on the Rideau Canal. The hotel was built in 1888 as a fishing lodge.|
|The large wooden lock doors are opened and closed using hand cranks. The cranks are used to let water in and out of the locks.|
|This is the blacksmith's shop located just below the upper lock. It was built in 1834 to house a forge devoted to repairing the iron canal works. Without a blacksmith's shop on site, repairs to gates and other canal structures would have taken weeks.|
|The house includes most of the original stone masonry walls, the roofing frame, and the floor.|
|The Stone Arch Dam at Jones Falls was completed in 1832. At that time it was the largest dam in North America.|
|These rocks.....the Canadian Shield....are more than 570 million years old. The shield provides a unique and interesting shore line.|
What a wonderful afternoon. Thank you both for lunch, the tour and history lesson, and sharing your time with us!