Saturday, June 23, 2007

Camp Winston - Year 2

After an awesome breakfast and some outside play, we left Brantford at 11:00 am sharp for the trip up to Camp Winston. I decided to take the 407, the toll road, from the 403 in Burlington to the 400. It took us 56 minutes from Brantford to the 400 - well worth the $13 in tolls given that I didn't have to yell at a single driver. The OPP doing radar was amusing - the 407 is an 'express toll route'.

The drive up the 400 was another story. The highway is packed three lanes wide between Toronto and Barrie. They really need to extend the 404 around the eastern side of Lake Simcoe and hookup with Highway 11 near Gravenhurst and also extend the 427 towards Wasaga Beach.

We had lunch at Boston Pizza in Orillia. Corbin was preoccupied with arriving at Camp Winston as soon as possible. We reminded him that the camp does not open until two o'clock, so arriving early would just mean waiting around. We finished lunch and took the 'back way' via South Sparrow Lake Road to Camp Winston.

Arriving at the camp, Corbin was mildly stunned. He was amazed that Denise, the camp director, remembered who he is. Cathy, a counsellor from last year, greeted Corbin and got him set up in his 'cabin'. They went off to investigate fishing equipment, while Jeremy played on the playground, Tina dropped the meds off at the nurse's station and I watched Jeremy.

We eventually found Corbin and said our goodbyes. Jeremy was the most sad - he found a huge pile of sand to play in.

Posted by Adam