Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Adventure Continues...

 I ♥ my blogging friends.
See that pretty island with a castle on it?
That's Boldt's Castle.
A very special Castle 
in the 1,000 Islands

Yes, it is built on an Island.  Mr. Boldt, who was a very romantic kind of guy, built this castle for his wife who he LOVED very much. If you would like to read this TRULY romantic story and how it all came to be, please click here.

On the left is the "PLAYHOUSE". 
Yes I said playhouse... for the kids you know,
 we all have one of those don't we?
 Mr Boldt was so in love with his wife, he had 

 many things in the house built with ♥'s.
He EVEN had part of the island cut away to be somewhat in the shape of a heart.

These homes are Boldt's castle's neighbours. 
4 BOAT garage, nice.
Yes, everything freezes around here.
Here we are, ready to board the boat.
Randy packed us a nice picnic lunch. 
That's where I learned lesson #2. 
Claudie COULD NOT be a teacher. Thanks Juliet.
My Franklin, N.C. girl, Jeanne.
My Raleigh, N.C. girl, Deborah, Miss Bee.
My GA. peach, CC.
Found a sweet Rosemary "W" for my girl 
Wendy from Alberta.
A little "C" for CC

This is the "BOATHOUSE".  
So many ♥'s, so little time.

This is what greets all guests.

Juliet writes: 

♥'s everywhere.

I only live an hour and a half away from this beauty.
I was here many, many yrs. ago when they just started refurbishing the castle.
What a change from back then. 
Great job N.Y. State.
That's the boat we were on. 
It's a lovely hour water ride.
You have to have your passports, coming from Canada, the castle is
on the American side, so passports needed. Get it?
I've always wanted to hug a tree. This was the PERFECT one.

We couldn't jump into this fountain. It was too deep, so Juliet told us to splash... 
just SPLASH girls, go ahead.
Now it was Juliet and CC's turn together. And what happens when you wear SILK Juliet?
You get your BOOTY wet, lol.
Thank God it was a nice hot day. 
She dried off in no time at all.
Wendy and I making a "SERIOUS"
 wish in the pool.
This is what we were trying to HIT.
We missed, but look at all that coin??

Can you tell we ♥ Boldt's castle?

Glad I don't have to clean those marble floors. 
Can you imagine the work to get ALL the supplies from the Mainland.

 Paid these kids to listen to me.
It worked.
 Bought this in the souvenir shoppe. 
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
I've always taught my kids that.
I hope they were listening.
WOAH... serious or what?
That's better.
Always SMILE. 
Randy says,
 "Girls look better when they smile."
Not sure if I told you, but I videotaped most of our outings on my FLIP camera.
I've been posting them on FB for my girls. 
It's a GREAT thing. 
We can relive our moments together every day I post a clip.
Ok this ends our BOLDT'S castle tour.
Some of you know I'm from Cornwall, Ontario.
I never liked it there, but whatever.
When we got off the boat, Wendy was hungry and thirsty, so the girls thought, "How bad could PUB food be?"
Well this tell's the story.
The end of this adventure.


Marydon said...

My golly, Claudie, you gals are having on e fabulous time. How long were you all together? You all look like a million $$$.

The mansion is over the moon 2D4 gorgeous. So much love put into this castle. You may wish to view my Pittock Mansion post this past week.

Thank you for sharing all the fun ... I've enjoyed the trip with you all.

Have a beautiful week ~

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Oh my oh my -- like Juliet said "where are the men that LOVE that much??" Please start rounding them up and bringing them to NC.


Love your tour-- what a fun adventure AGAIN!!

Yes -- and girls look good when they smile. HOWEVER... lol I will be taking plenty of you NOT smiling. (just me :)

Lovin from SLC


pinkim said...

Oh Lord Claudie! You gals sure know how to have fun! I just love love love that place! So many hearts! Perfect! Just love the picture tour you took us on...Love the hearts you all made out of yourselves and I just love Miss Bee's pants...Can you tell I love this post?


Grace said...

What a perfect Castle to take your friends! Juliet: Where are the men that love even half as much? lol I adore that you girls jump in fountains! You all look so happy and it made me smile. I love the picture at the end. Gorgeous friends! Did you book your flight to NC yet? I booked mine. Flying directly into Asheville on Wednesday AM. Are any of these lovely ladies going to Asheville also? Can't wait! Grace xoox

Jo Ann said...

I live even closer and I have not been to that Castle in years...decades! They sure have restored it....hhhmmmm I must go! Last time I was there we could not go up and see the rooms.

Great pictures as always...don't be dissing Cornwall now....our roots are there!! lol

Are these get together going to be yearly?

have a good rest of the long weekend!

take care xoxox


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Claudie!

wow, that Castle is beautiful! Looks like you had a fabulous time there GF! You girls know how to have fun!!

Debbie xxoo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

HI Claudie,
I love this post! That castle, amazing, just amazing!
And you gals all look so cute!
What a great hostess you are...I bet they are all hoping to get back soon!
A truly memorable outing and so glad you shared it with us too!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OK, now I am really SAD! THAT CASTLE!!! I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF IT...I need Ruben to please please please take me there!! Oh Claudie, it is evident that you planned this so perfectly to treat YOUR GIRLS with the utmost grandeur and love. Your heart is bigger even than that ISLAND!!!! LOVE YOU GIRL!!! Anita

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have really enjoyed these posts from your Summer Girls! I can't wait to visit Canada one's on my bucket list!!!

I leave for my show early Thursday morning. This morning we are starting to pack up everything and get it ready. I want to take tomorrow and Wednesday to relax, get a mani and pedi, etc....I am so excited I could just pee!!! *giggle*

Love you Girlie!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Magical vacation! I am so glad you had such a great time! hugs and kisses, Linda

wendy said...

ha ha...Wendy is always hungry and thirsty. Too bad that pub was NOT that great eh.
Those were such gorgeous photos. It really WAS an amazing castle to see and a fabulous day.

Man, when I put on the serious face, it is a little scary. Yup, definitly better with a smile.

That fountain was so much fun I thought. I laughed so hard at Julies wet bottom.

Love ya .....and You are the QUEEN of our hearts.

Jori said...

How sweet, and completely beautiful! I love the hearts, what a sweet tribute. I need to live some place lovely like you do. Old dried up desert isn't cutting it for me. We are jobbing hunting,fingers crossed. Maybe we will find a darling castle to live in. :)

~CC Catherine said...

Honee French Poodle Friend...I didn't think I could enjoy that day more until I read this post. You do have a WAY with words my sweet friend. WHAT A DAY of friendship laughter and love we had. From the beginning to the end and especially in our heart shape poses! My favorite that day was how hard we laughed and splashed/kicked in that small fountain. Just told THIS STORY, among many others to family at Jon's engagement party...they loved hearing about our adventures. I MISS EVERYONE SO MUCH! Can't wait to see you in October. xoxo friends forever ...and as always, Love you to the Moon & Back friend!

Shelia said...

Claudie! Oh, what fun you all had! Waaaa!! again! You are the most wonderful hostess and I know these gals will never forget their time with you in your beautiful Canada! :) Thanks for popping and as always you are so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Claudie,
This post was so much fun! That castle is exquisite, and I think it is wonderful that there are so many things in the house he built with hearts in it. The picture of you hugging the tree was so should frame that!! The "Nice" button is a good thing to remember always. And the last picture of you was so sweet. Oh, by the way, I wanted to let you know that the picture on the recent post we did WAS a picture of me and the girls. I'm in the middle. Have a good week ahead.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh what fun! I'm so glad you girls had such a great time.... and that CASTLE! Oh my.... it really is glorious, isn't it? Heck, I'd even be willing to live in the boathouse. :-)

Big hugs to you dear girlie!


Annesphamily said...

Oh what fun you had! I am tickled because Thursday I get to meet two blogging friends from Texas! They will be in Colorado! I am like a kid at Christmas! I love that ansion! What a place! Great photos too! Hugs Anne

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Fun! Fun! You ladies know how to have fun together.
The last photo is priceless! Beyond fabulous! :) xoxo,Jenn