They have a beautiful park there, with water views, lots of mature treed lots, and amazing people. It is a wonderfully relaxing place and not too far from home.
As we entered the park we saw this little guy- his shell was about one foot in length:
Of course, as soon as I saw him I grabbed my camera and bailed out of the car to snap a few photos. I am an east coast girl, and I have never been this close to a turtle before, in fact the only turtles I have seen are in books or tiny little ones in a pet store.
He was none to happy about me being so close to him, he kept turning and going in the other direction. I was surprised at how quickly he could move! Don't you just love the bright yellow and red markings on his body!
I wish my grand kids had been there to see him, but they were off in the Whiteshell in eastern Manitoba fishing for the weekend with their Dad. I am sure they had memorable moments of their own, similar to mine. I know that both of the boys caught fish, and camped and went in the boat. A good weekend for everyone!