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Old Jul 30th 2017, 11:19 am
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Hope you can find something.

We were trying to do a couple day road trip in August, but holy man are hotels ever expensive these day's and they are not even that nice, basic ones like travelodge or best western wanting 150-200/night.




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Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is proving impossible. They are either not on the water (or have obscured views), fully booked or too damn expensive - or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare). Having a 'sisters' week - and my first holiday in more than 10 years - at a cottage this September is beginning to look doubtful.
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Old Jul 30th 2017, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Hope you can find something.

We were trying to do a couple day road trip in August, but holy man are hotels ever expensive these day's and they are not even that nice, basic ones like travelodge or best western wanting 150-200/night.
I took a look and 150 seemed to be the benchmark in Oliver. You can get a room in Fort Mcleod for half that, but I remember your list has theme parks way up, so the local stuff there may not cut the mustard. I look it up on trivago in case I don't want to drive all the way to BC or back in one go.
Edit: The English may go for that old west stuff, you never know... my ancestor Bill Cody made a good dollar at it.
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Fort Macleod seems interesting from what I see online. It's a bit further then we have time for though..







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I took a look and 150 seemed to be the benchmark in Oliver. You can get a room in Fort Mcleod for half that, but I remember your list has theme parks way up, so the local stuff there may not cut the mustard. I look it up on trivago in case I don't want to drive all the way to BC or back in one go.
Edit: The English may go for that old west stuff, you never know... my ancestor Bill Cody made a good dollar at it.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is provfving impossible. They are either not on the water (or have obscured views), fully booked or too damn expensive - or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare). Having a 'sisters' week - and my first holiday in more than 10 years - at a cottage this September is beginning to look doubtful.
Even after the schools go back? Have you looked out this way? Airbnb? Travel zoo?
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Fort Macleod seems interesting from what I see online. It's a bit further then we have time for though..
And hot, I just drove the #3 and that rhymes with A/C. I always like going through the high mountain meadows in the passes from Osoyoos east. I think "How beautiful it must be to wake up to that every day."

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Hope you can find something.

We were trying to do a couple day road trip in August, but holy man are hotels ever expensive these day's and they are not even that nice, basic ones like travelodge or best western wanting 150-200/night.
Try booking through "Priceline.com" be careful prices may start in US Dollars and need changing to Can$
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Elbow seems to have filled with liquid, kind of looks like popeyes elbow..



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My desk chair at the computer broke while I was on it (its been falling apart and should have been chucked months ago.) and I have really hurt by elbow, not broken, but boy oh boy is it ever painful.
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Trying to find a reasonably priced 3 bedroom cottage on the waterfront anywhere around Lake Huron (or even a small inland lake) is proving impossible. They are either not on the water (or have obscured views), fully booked or too damn expensive - or in the middle of nowhere surrounded by forest and where there be bears (my worst nightmare). Having a 'sisters' week - and my first holiday in more than 10 years - at a cottage this September is beginning to look doubtful.
We rented a lovely 2-bed-plus-loft cottage in Bayfield for an out of season week a couple of years ago. South of the village, on a road that delights in the name Glitter Bay Drive, I think. Owned by an expat Brit, its only failing was that he was a Liverpool fan and there was rather too much Anfield memorabilia in the place for my taste.... if I can find his details somewhere I'll let you know. Lake views, wonderful sunsets over the (then frozen - it was New Year) lake, steep steps down to a waterfront deck and beach access.
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian
We rented a lovely 2-bed-plus-loft cottage in Bayfield for an out of season week a couple of years ago. South of the village, on a road that delights in the name Glitter Bay Drive, I think. Owned by an expat Brit, its only failing was that he was a Liverpool fan and there was rather too much Anfield memorabilia in the place for my taste.... if I can find his details somewhere I'll let you know. Lake views, wonderful sunsets over the (then frozen - it was New Year) lake, steep steps down to a waterfront deck and beach access.
Thank you so much!

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They are filming a TV show in our parking garage today at home, some show called the arrangement.

This area gets a lot of films/tv shows.

It's also a bit orange out today, smoke from the interior fires has blown over to the coast.

And we have an alarm installer coming today, someone tried to break in one day last week when we were not home and Charlee was alone, so we decided to get an alarm installed, better then nothing, 2nd time someone has tried to pry open the window.
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian
We rented a lovely 2-bed-plus-loft cottage in Bayfield for an out of season week a couple of years ago. South of the village, on a road that delights in the name Glitter Bay Drive, I think. Owned by an expat Brit, its only failing was that he was a Liverpool fan and there was rather too much Anfield memorabilia in the place for my taste.... if I can find his details somewhere I'll let you know. Lake views, wonderful sunsets over the (then frozen - it was New Year) lake, steep steps down to a waterfront deck and beach access.
Did he wear a shell suit and talk like Carragher
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
...show called the arrangement...
I wish I hadn't bothered looking that up
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I wish I hadn't bothered looking that up
It doesn't sound like a very entertaining show.



Mazda 2's I see all over the road, yet near impossible to find in a junk yard.
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Student priests in bar told: 'Sorry gents - no fancy dress or stag dos'
The Archdiocese of Cardiff said the seven took the episode in good humour.
Well I doubt they'd have started a bar brawl



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