This was the view from the back porch! Yup, that is Canada over there.
Our hosts took us out in their boat for some exploring of the nearby islands.
These are pictures of the beautiful Boldt Castle, situated on Heart Island! George Boldt, the proprietor of NYC's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, had the castle built as a symbol of his love for his wife. When she died 4 years after the start of this huge undertaking, he ordered all work on the castle to stop and never returned to the island.
Next stop on our boat tour was Singer Castle, also on its own island. This one was owned by Frederick Bourne, the president of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in the late 1800s. It stayed in his family until the 1960s!
The castle was fashioned after a castle in Woodstock, Scotland that was portrayed in a novel by Sir Walter Scott.
..But not too tired for fireworks! All in all, a fabulous weekend with fantastic people and incredible views!