We headed down to River Mill Park bright and very early to scope out a sight for our storymobile and find power to plug in our freezer alongside it. Thanks to the awesome Canada Day crew here in Huntsville, it was easy as ice cream. Before we did anything, we filled up at the Rotary Pancake Breakfast. YUM! Then the band began, followed by the citizenship ceremony where over 20 people were welcomed as new Canadian citizens.
After the music and hubbub died down, we opened our storymobile for business. We spotted someone with a Bathtub Derby embroidered golf shirt, so we knew we had to talk to him! He led us to the Bathtub Derby exhibition at the docs where two boats were tested out by the next generation of competitors for the big come back of the contest in next summer!
It was our lucky day because we also met Rudi the Rock Man this afternoon, Manny from That Little Place by the Lights, Cathy from The Great Vine, Bob from Christmas Thyme and Chris Occhiuzzi from What’s Up Muskoka!
However, the most exciting and inspiring story traders on Canada Day were the kids. Here are some pics of the brave souls that came into our storymobile and told us some tales about this magnetic town!
A hot day came to a cool close at the Legion Branch 232 where we heard some more true stories about the downtown while enjoying a DELICIOUS roast beef dinner – our compliments to the chefs!
Exhausted and full, we headed back to our cottage by the lake, packed up and headed out of town – all the way to Burk’s Falls on Sunday night and Alquonquin Park on Monday July 2 to celebrate our one and only first year Anniversary – that’s right folks, we’re not only a couple of story sleuths, we’re also a couple in love!