Where in the World was Kris? Part 1

Many apologies for disappearing into the ether! August was a full and momentous month here at Casa Kitty, and I have much to share with you. There’s so much, in fact, that I can’t cram it all into one blog post. So stay tuned because now that the girlies are back in school, it’s time to get reacquainted!

The first two weekends of August were spent in one of my favorite places in the world – Morrisburg, Ontario, home of Upper Canada Village and the inspiration for Comeback Cove. HRH and the Tsarina were attending day camp at the Village. Since we live about 3.5 hours away, that meant I HAD to stay in the area. We found a housekeeping cottage (shades of Dating a Single Dad!) and I set up camp.

The first weekend was devoted to doing the final edits on Romancing the Rival. It’s kind of tedious work to proof those pages. I know the words so well by that point that it’s sometimes difficult to see what’s on the page as opposed to what I KNOW should be there. Luckily, I had some utterly amazing scenery to help keep me on task.

St Lawrence ship

My husband joined me for the second weekend. With the edits done and in, I decided to actually take the days off and be social. And social was definitely the word! Friends from Ottawa drove down to join us for dinner and stories one evening. A friend from university mentioned on Facebook that she was in Morrisburg as well, and we connected for a long and laugh-filled breakfast. My sister and her family rented the cottage two doors down from us and we spent the time catching up while our kids chased each other all over the lawns. There was even an afternoon spent with my feet up and a book in my hand. Utter bliss.

On the last day, Hubs and I wandered around the park beside Upper Canada Village which houses monuments and displays about the Battle of Chrysler’s Farm – a pivotal moment in the War of 1812. There are many statues and plaques to peruse, but this is the one that lingered with me.

What a lovely sentiment indeed.

Next up: we hit the road. And the air!