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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pre-Hallowe'en Rocky Horror and the Joy of Arlo
We're leading with the best photo moment -- last weekend was the annual Oakhurst Farm "Bondi Babes" Getaway.
Every year, there is a theme, and costumes, games, challenges. Usually there's a nature hike, but the rain pushing in from Hurricane Sandy put a literal damper on that.
Friday night saw the glam and weird come out for the Rocky Horror evening -- complete with cupcakes decorated with top hats and red lips. It's a strange movie, that doesn't actually get better with time, but then it really wasn't about the movie.
Saturday was 'Arlo Day', which kicked off with an Arlo Trivia quiz and ended at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville for the Arlo Guthrie Concert. Now, we're mightily impressed that Arlo came to our little town -- he himself made the wonderful comment that it is hard for him to find a place he's never been and here he wasn't sure where he was. By the way -- if you ever find yourself in the position to get to one of Arlo's concerts, drop everything and GO! He is wonderful, even if he rarely if ever performs Alice's Restaurant (the full 18 minutes) in concert. He is fun, wise, musical, sharp and gentle all at once. He's a true icon and a musical treasure.
Ruth, from Oakhurst, is a huge Arlo fan. After the concert, she scurried round the corner of the theatre, hoping to get a picture of herself in front of Arlo's Tour Bus. Really, that was all she expected to achiever. The bus was dark, and she merrily posed in front of it. Whereupon the lights came on, Arlo came out and most graciously not only chatted, but posed with the girls.
As one wrote on her FB wall, "Arlo Concert: $65 Bondi weekend away with the girls: $200 Ruth getting to meet Arlo: PRICELESS!!!!!!"
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Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at email@example.com
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...