I mentioned in my last getaway post that JP and I aren’t picky about accommodations. However, when I said that, I meant that I will take a Comfort Inn over a Hilton but not that I like to rough it (JP can tolerate much worse conditions than I can. He is very much a gruff man’s man…at least when other people are around!).
JP We left booking our Labour Day getaway to the last minute, so we ended up staying at a “cottage” that we not so affectionately nicknamed the “garden shed.” I felt as though I was camping surrounded by a flimsy plywood structure. Needless to say, I threatened to drown, suffocate, and otherwise maim my husband several times over the weekend.
There’s always a silver lining, right?
- The waterfront was rocky but useable, which is why JP picked this place (at least, that’s his story)
- The sunsets were incredible. We definitely want our personal cottage facing west
- We spent a lot of quality time together as a family. Unfortunately for us but perhaps fortunately for her, Grams wasn’t able to join us. However, we had a blast with B, who looks like a lake monster in this picture. Maybe DK is right and they DO exist!
- We went away in September, which means there were hardly any mosquitoes left. We were able to sit outside and relax uninterrupted (by bugs, at least)
- There was a fantastic fire pit that we had to ourselves each night. We even indulged in some smores for a much appreciated childhood throwback
- There was a heat wave over Labour Day weekend and the garden shed did not have air conditioning. We were right on the water so it wasn’t too bad but…who am I kidding, this part really sucked!
- We love to connect with nature and lose ourselves in the sounds of lapping water, crickets, and rustling leaves. However, Parry Sound has several train lines running right along the lake, which means that multiple times an hour, the serenity of nature was interrupted by the blast of freight trains
- On the bright side, we have learned that we do not want to purchase our own cottage in Parry Sound as a result of this weekend
I assure you that JP survived the weekend unharmed (I needed someone to edit the pictures for this blog post). The accommodations definitely sucked, but the company couldn’t be beat. We had a great time overall and we can’t wait to find our own vacation property to make even more family memories (in the air conditioning).
Tell me about the worst accommodations you’ve ever been subjected to. Come on, make me feel better!