After seven years in Africa I spent my first weekend at our family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario for the Labour Day weekend.  My employer was gracious enough to grant me a few days holiday even at our busiest time of year as the students descend on our campus, for which I am very grateful.

A quick flight Thursday night form Nanaimo to Toronto and I was back in Ontario and up north in Muskoka by mid-day Friday.  The four days I spent with my sister, brother in law, father, cousins, aunt and uncle were magic!  We had a number of adventures: exploring the islands, late night camp fires (ouch!); shooting stars; finding treasure (a geo-cache) on one of our islands; and uncovering an urn set in shallow waters off one of our islands (yup!).  In addition it was great to catch up with the dock rocking crowd and share some amazing dinners.

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