Monday, July 11, 1977 Dear Mom and Dad,Wednesday we left for Canada, crossed the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron and traveled up Highway 21 to Sauble Beach, a seven-mile sandy stretch known as “The Daytona of Canada.” It was rainy and cold most of our stay there, but we enjoyed having the beach to ourselves and exploring Sauble Falls, Owen Sound (on the Georgian Bay) and resting. Friday we came back as far as Grand Bend and stayed until Saturday afternoon. It was sunny, warm, and wavy there, and we really enjoyed swimming and playing in the sand. Aaron came back with a much expanded vocabulary…”donuts, beach, Burger King (with much emphasis!!), sand, sea gull, fries, chocolate (ice cream)…junk, trash, chips…” you can tell he was exposed to many unusual taste treats. In fact, we were all ready for some non-greasy home cooking when we got back.Aaron now says about 530 works, and I’m having trouble keeping track! He also can count to five, but never on request, and announced “Poot…pot” the other night, giving me enough advance warning to get his diapers off before he sat on the pot. He was just as pleased as we were with his first successful attempt at using the potty chair!
Well, got to go. Thank for letting us visit this summer. It seems to create more havoc than pleasure with little ones involved, but maybe we can get you to visit some down here too, which might be more restful for everyone. Alan’s next real break won’t be until Christmas: December 24-January 1st (just a week). Maybe someday we’ll be “rich” enough to stay at motels instead of descending in a wave of commotion!
June 1, 2013 commentary on this entry: If you’re interested in a great place to have a family-friendly summer beach vacation and don’t live too far from Ontario, Canada…think about Sauble Beach! It is still a warm and very beautiful place to visit!
“At over seven miles long (11 km), Sauble Beach is said to be the second longest freshwater beach in the world after Wasaga Beach. A unique phenomenon of sandbar deposits building out along the Huron shore keep the beach at Sauble very shallow and warm.” (Wikipedia)
“Welcome to Sauble Beach! Voted the #1 beach in Ontario, it is one of the crown jewels of Bruce County.” (Sauble Beach website)