Back when I was a youngster, Victoria Day long weekend was when my three sisters, oneself, and his parents packed into the family chariot right after breakfast to drive to our cottage at Allenwood Beach east of Wasaga. We arrived at sunset. It was a 12 hour adventure since there were no super highways back in the ’40s.
Two of our three sons own a total of four cottages which they rent. Weekly tab is more than my parents paid to an Elmvale school teacher whose brother was a barber back home. What is the point of all this? no more 12 hour drives to enjoy cottage life here in the Heart of Huronia thanks to the boys.
We called our cottage at Allenwood Beach, Sandy Roost since it was perched on a sandy hill…..in Grade 9 as a high school project I planted 100 white pine from Midhurst forest growers at the cottage…..now there are three generations of white pines growing there. One must confess he still drives past the cottage mom and dad sold in 1959 and wouldn’t you know it, a year later your humble servant moved to Midland to do the morning show on CKMP. Talk about having all the luck here in cottage country at the Gateway to the 30,000 Islands. Now where are my BBQ utensils?