Pointe au Baril

4 August 2018 at 10:40am (Pointe au Baril, Canada)

4 August 2018 at 10:40am (Pointe au Baril, Canada)

Some things never change; well, not much.

I know this place. I know its history. My own history is - quite literally - written into the walls.

Living as far away as I do, these visits are much more rare than they were when we spent our summers here, swimming in the lake many times per day, playing cards, reading books, stubbing our toes on the rocks, and messing around in boats.

The Crib

The Crib

In my family, we play cards.

Not full time, obviously. But, when we get together at my parents' place on Georgian Bay - a glorified shack, really, with limited solar power & no TV or internet connection to speak of - that's when the games begin.

My parents have had an ongoing cribbage rivalry for as long as I can remember; they stay at the cottage for up to four months a year, and spend many of those evenings locked in crib battles.