We got a call on Monday evening from Priscilla, a member who comes now and then. She warned us that this will be a hot week and wondered if we had an air conditioner. It makes us feel good that members of the branch will contact us and not just wait for us to contact them. Summer is here so we better get used to it.
|Boats on the canal - a sign of summer|
Rear: Elders Pineira, Phillips, Wheeler, Gwilliam, and Goodman
Front: Sisters Jungert, Beasley, Wheeler, Meng, and Hurst
|Sister Beasley signing the flag with Sister Meng watching|
|School bus along a country road|
|Penny at her computer|
The district is trying to find out the actual boundaries of each branch. We got the church map from President Holt and tried to tell where the boundaries were on an Eastern Ontario map - it wasn't easy. Wednesday was a very hot day. After our morning walk, we decided to take advantage of the air conditioning in the car by driving way up north to the corner of the branch by Kasshabog Lake, where cottagers come for the summer.
|Along our morning walk - I can't keep up with Sister Wheeler|
|A turtle we helped across the road and once it was across it turned |
around and went right back where it started from
|City park in Peterborough|
|Swarming bees in Ferris Park|
|Watch out for tractors in the country|
|Lisa with Sister Wheeler|
|The house destroyed by fire|
On the way back to Campbellford we stopped by O'Hara Mill Pioneer Village in Madoc. We visited it during the winter, but it wasn't open. Actually it doesn't open until July, but we were able to walk around all by ourselves.
|The giant rock lifter|
|Is this where bottled water comes from?|
|Elder Wheeler's new girlfriend|
Since we weren't pressed for time Saturday morning, Sister Wheeler decided she wanted to walk around the canal. One day we drove to the canal and walked around it, but she wanted to do it from our apartment (before breakfast, no less). So we walked, and walked, and walked. We measured it later - 4.3 miles (almost 7 km).
|On the Rotary trail around the canal|
|We needed to share the trail with geese (and watch our step)|
The Relief Society had a special activity Saturday afternoon. They invited the brethren also - since it included a pulled-pork dinner. We had a professional photographer come and give us the latest-and-greatest about photography. We will have to see if a new digital single-lens reflex is in our budget when we get home. Of course Elder Wheeler forgot his camera and had to take pictures with his low-resolution ITouch.
|President Holt learning about photography|
|The lineup for pot luck|
|Mary getting out of her van|
|The Belleville sisters get refreshments|