Every trip we take begins with a destination in mind and once confirmed we build an itinerary around it. In this case it was 1000 Islands on the St Lawrence River, where Steve spent some fun weekends with his BFF Calvin and other friends.
Last time we were here was in 2011, and it left a lasting memory.
Murray Island has been home to Calvin’s family for generations. His father, Sonny, remembers his grandfather bringing people to the island by boat, and one of the family was born here. Sonny reflected this week that he was now the oldest on the island but still loves to spend his summers on his seat on the upper deck watching his children and grandchildren and all their friends having a wonderful time.
Unfortunately, weather wasn’t on our side this weekend, but every time it stopped raining, everyone would appear from their homes and gather on the deck. There were about 25 of us
Lorie, our hostess with the mostest. Thank you Lorie for making our visit so memorable.
The Bellegarde “compound” consists of 5 cabins, the latest house 2 doors down was purchased by another member of the clan
Family and friends come and go all day by boat and the several dogs meet and greet.
It’s a little difficult to determine who’s related to who here , but it doesn’t matter, they’re all family
And another boat is arriving with 5 more people
No AT&T at the site. It kept connecting to Telus in Canada. Had 1 – 2 bars on Murray Island
Took a boat ride over to Clayton, such a quaint little town