Monday, May 16, 2005

Birthday Celebration at the Cottage Outpost

I want to thank everyone who joined me at the Algonquin Cottage Outpost this past weekend! A group of 12 of us met at the Algonquin Cottage Outpost to celebrate a couple of birthdays! We divided ourselves between the Nahma, Magnetawan & Nipissing Cottages, which worked out really nicely. It was wonderful as the cottage and chalet suites are beside each other.

Friday night we set up a game of Texas Hold’em at the big dining room table in the Magnetawan Chalet. The game went on into the early hours of the morning! Saturday brought a sunny morning and I explored Kawawaymog Lake by canoe. We paddled around Blueberry Island and came upon a loon that kept popping up in front of us wherever we paddled. After a good paddle across the lake we returned to our cottage for lunch and a game of football on the lawn.

Another game of poker began in one of the cottages while some of our other friends decided to go for a hike to the Tower Trail Lookout. In the evening we set up a bonfire and roasted some marshmellows.

Sunday morning after a delicious breakfast of bacon and eggs we all packed up and drove back to the city. Everyone loved their time at the Cottage Outpost and cannot wait to do it all over again next year.