Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Onwards and Upwards

A few of you might have wondered where I got to this week. Well, I was in lovely Gananoque, Ontario watching my daughter Lisa in the ladies regional curling playdowns. We booked into a great B & B named Stonewater Manor and the above photo is sunset from the window seat in our third-floor room. The room took up the whole of the third floor and felt a lot like being up in your grandmother's attic although much better stocked and way cosier. Downstairs and just around the corner is the pub, also owned by Jeff and Sue Girling with live entertainment on the weekends. We caught Cliff Edwards on the Saturday night - he was part of that 70's group The Bells if anyone remembers their music. (I actually do.) All this to say, if you want a fun, entertaining getaway for a night or two, I highly recommend this spot - and order the French toast for your breakfast, smothered in blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. (I had it twice.)

490 Stone Street, Gananoque  www.stonewaterbb.com

And the curling . . .  it was a nail-biting, lock-jawing kind of weekend, but the girls prevailed. They won the B final on Sunday evening and will now head out to Kenora for provincials toward the end of the month. Yes, first and second place won a trip to Kenora in January . . . some might wonder what the losers get . . .

So, this weekend, I am home and will be doing some writing. More on my regular Friday blog.



  1. I love Gananoque! One of my favourite memories is being there with my sisters on a Sisters Weekend. We had a ball and the people were wonderful.

  2. Hi Cathy - yes, it's a great little town with some good restaurants and shops, right on the water. The gateway to the Thousand Islands.