One of the highlights of my summer was spending time with my friends A Novel Woman and Kathy Chung, in a picturesque spot just west of Montreal called Lac Louisa. If you check out A Novel Woman’s blog, you can enjoy an embarrassment of photographic riches of the place. We had so much fun, enjoying a bit of down time with family and friends, getting tail-whipped by the edge of a hurricane and enjoying the calm before the more metaphorical storm of this crazy fall coming up.
I learned to play two new games while lac-side, a highly profane version of the card game Dutch Blitz and the more sedate RPG called Settlers of Catan. In both instances, my life-long training as a good loser was adeptly put into play. Many margaritas and much fine food was consumed, and I recall at least one each of a walk, swim and kayak paddle to aid in appetite whetting.
On the last day, en route to the airport, we stopped in Lachute to view the famous Flea Market. SUCH an amazing event, with loads of interesting [and occasionally somewhat creepy] finds to be had.The shots you see here are just some of the treasures to be found.
Even though I did the trip with only carry-on luggage [the only way to travel, if I can help it!] I was seduced by a couple of items. One of these is a vintage juicer, to which I will devote its very own post.
For now, I’ll leave you with the lovely, the interesting and the downright creepy sights from the Lachute Flea Market, 2011.