Friday, February 24, 2006

Snowmobiles, Poker, Chamber-Pot Art and Five-Layer Dip

Ok ok - I know it's taken me almost a whole week to find time to put this post up, but cut me some slack - I've had a busy week! Also, to make it up to you, I've got pictures galore so you don't even have to read the words if you don't want to.

Sarah and I were entertained by in Dalrymple by Tina (pictured here with her famous five-layer dip), Andrew and the Morton Family over the weekend. We were barely there for 24 hours, but in that time we managed to get in more country fun than we normally get in an entire year.

Tina's dad is the proud owner of no less than two skidoos and a four-wheeler, so the five of us were able to all get onto ridiculously fun two-stoke vehicles all at once to bomb around the sugar bush and swamp behind the Morton Estate.

Amusingly enough, Sarah, a girl who grew up in the city and has never had a good enough reason to get her driver's license, has now spent more time on the road in the driver's seat of a Ski-Doo than she ever has behind the wheel of a car. I took the following picture riding on the back (or bitch, if you will).

Now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the highlight of a stay at Chateau Morton would be this daytime sampling of outdoor winter fun, but you would be wrong. After dinner and a rousing round of poker, it was next door for a fire and a couple more beers at Tina's grandparents' old place.

This is just a small sampling of the spoon collection that fills the walls. It's amazing. Seriously, it's hard to believe how many spoons there are in neatly arranged wooden cases on every available surface in the place.

Well, every surface except the one occupied by the decorative commode bouquet in the bathroom.

Not that the walls are the only notable decorative feature in the place - it's impossible to overlook the shag carpeting that comes in a different colour in every room in the house.

Forget Mexico - the new winter vacation hotspot is Dalrymple, Ontario.


Blogger Anthony Maragna said...

It looks like a huge snowsuit monster swallowed Sarah and stole her face.
God I hope she wasn't in pain as it swallowed her.

2:17 PM  

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