For a man who had adamantly stated that he wanted a "relaxing" vacation, he did not do much sitting. It was only a few minutes of being home from Treetop Trekking when Christopher announced that he would like to try to rent a canoe. I rolled my eyes, more power to him. I was going to relax. Christopher and Riley and Rowan set out on their canoe adventure.
As we sat enjoying the nature around us, we saw Christopher and the kids paddle past, still the big grins on their faces. I shouted out for them to make their way over to us. There were yells of "Hey, Hey look at us!" from the water.
Christopher's reaction to "The Point" was the same as my own. "This is beautiful, I so am having a coffee here!" As I looked at him I could see the tension no longer in his face. He looked alive. He looked supremely happy. The three of them then set out to share their canoeing adventure with us. Rowan and Riley excitedly spoke over the top of each other, wanting to be the first to share their story.
We sat in the Muskoka chairs taking in the beauty, enjoying every second. The kids were in heaven playing in the sand. This was one of those moments in time that ingrain themselves into memory. This was blissful peace, a rarity in our crazy hectic life. I looked over at Christopher, he was breathing deeply, just as I had done earlier.
Reluctantly we left to go for dinner, vowing to return after dinner with coffees. We were hungry, but that serenity kept pulling us back, begging us to sit just a little longer.
The world was a perfect place, everything was right in my world. I had coffee and beauty and my entire world. This really was a perfect vacation, a vacation that we have vowed to repeat.