Buckhorn & Lakefield, Ontario:
PUMPKINFEST! Two Words: Pumpkin. Cannon.
About 40 minutes North-ish of Peterborough, Ontario lies the itsy bitsy village of Buckhorn. We’ve been to the area several times to eat delectable Chinese food at the Cody Inn, inhale a Kawartha Hoagie at Mainsreet Landing or to Pizza Alloro for the most interesting and mouthwatering pizza I’ve ever had. Continue reading “PUMPKINFEST! Fun on the Farm for the Entire Family!”
Dear Drought of 2016: You win.
We cloth diaper. There, I said it. Now that it’s out there I’ll explain a little bit why. We love the Earth and try to conserve resources where we can, but are not environmental activists by any stretch of the imagination. I try to buy organic fruits and veggies, but only Continue reading “The Best Laid Plans (of a Cloth Diapering Mama) Often Go Awry”
I adore experiencing some of my favourite childhood memories all over again with my own little people and seeing the wonder in their eyes. With Lunenburg being a UNESCO World Heritage Site this means that everything is carefully preserved, authentic and is quite Continue reading “Lunenburg: Maritime History Comes Alive!”
I’ve always wanted to get out and go whale watching. Knowing that we have the opportunity to do it now and are unsure of when the opportunity will arise again we took the leap (and ferries) to Brier Island, Nova Scotia. They’ve got a reputation as the best whale watching around. Continue reading “Brier Island: Whale Tales and So Much More!”
The importance of the humble Dory to the history of Eastern Canada is undeniable. They were a way of life for thousands of fisherman and helped create the fishery as we know it today. The Dories were carried on large schooners (think Bluenose). Fisherman then climbed in and were lowered into the water to venture out, fish for the day and return to the ship. It was dangerous work for many reasons. If a man were to go overboard there was usually only one person to help get him back in, and in the frigid North Atlantic, hypothermia sets in quickly. Tragically, despite painting the boats bright Continue reading “We Found Dory! Our Dory Day on the South Shore”
With the excitement and festivities of Canada’s 149th birthday fast approaching, we are all looking for ways to celebrate the great white North. Every city, town and cottage will be blasting off bright fireworks. Parades will be marching up and down Main St. BBQ’s will barely get a chance too cool down before the next round begins. Campfires will be surrounded with the familiar sound of our friends and Continue reading “Bobcaygeon “Cottage Country at its Finest””
Ontario has an abundance of clean and accessible lakes for your family to explore. Our family loves to get outside and will take any excuse to get out and take it all in. Fishing is a family favourite. My husband fishes in a couple of tournaments which is inevitably followed by a chorus of “But Moooooom, I want to fish in a tournament just like Daddy!” Well kids, you’re in luck. There is a perfect fishing tournament just for the little ones Continue reading “Fishing Fun for the Little Ones in Beautiful Trent Lakes”
Michelle Held stated it perfectly when she said
“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you loved the beach”
My not-so-secret love affair with Nova Scotia is as old as I am. In case you’re keeping track that continues to be 29 years for the third year in a row. There’s nothing I don’t absolutely love about Nova Scotia. The scenery amazes me each time we’re there. My mind never gets used to it. Every time I see the waves cresting upon the pristine sand beaches Continue reading “Lockeport, Nova Scotia “Feels like my Heart is Home””
Travelling Nova Scotia With Kids
My favourite place to travel with my kids is to Nova Scotia. Mainly because I have some pretty great family there. Then again, almost everyone I’ve met there is pretty great. Last summer I drove out alone with my kids. My hubby does road construction so time off in the summer is a definite “When the Leaf’s win the cup, you can go.” For non-hockey followers, that’s a big, fat no. So off we went. When travelling from Southern Ontario, Continue reading “Travelling Nova Scotia With Kids”
We were graciously gifted a 2 night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario by my parents for Christmas. We have been actively trying to get rid of much of the “stuff” taking up residence in our home and are loving “experience” gifts as an alternative, to give and to receive. We were booked in from January 4-6 which is decidedly the off-season. The busiest (see: most expensive) times to go are the times Continue reading “Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls (Love, Love, Love)”