Monday, October 18, 2010

What I Did on My Weekend Vacation

Our destination last weekend:  Blue Mountain, a section of the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario.

Here is our hotel.  We splurged for the first time ever and it was worth it.

It was perhaps the first hotel room that I felt completely comfortable in.

At the foot of Blue Mountain lies the village.  How best to describe the village?   Cafes, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.  A great place just to walk around.

As I mentioned yesterday, we spent most of our weekend hiking after a short but steep drive up Blue Mountain to the top.  I'm just going to share some of my favourite things that I saw while hiking.  Indulge me if I have too many pictures.

In addition to exploring the side and the top of the mountain, we also delved into the mountain when we explored caves that had been formed by glacial activity.  These caves were once inhabited by the Huron people and they did not disappoint.  In this picture, Mike is making his way into the cave called the Natural Refrigerator because it stays cold year round and was used for food storage.  We weren't expecting it to be so narrow and deep.

Finally, we crossed a suspension footbridge. I'm not going to say much because I fear this post is already too long but to know me is to know that I am not a risk taker.  but somehow I thought I would have no problem with the suspension bridge.  Uhm, I was wrong.  i turned into that person that is gripping the handrail the entire way across.  I was that person who has her legs splayed so far apart while taking the few pictures that I had the nerve to take.  I had to take my hands off the rail, you know.  Risky stuff.  I turned into the person who doesn't want to move to the side for others because I somehow fear it will throw off the balance of the bridge.      Yep, I was that person.  And it wasn't pretty.

But the view was pretty awesome.


  1. Looks and sounds like an awesome weekend! I cherish those weekend getaways when the grandparents watch the kids. They are so relaxing and having that "alone" time is so nice. Glad you guys had so much fun. You made me laugh with your suspension bridge story! ;-)

  2. What beautiful pictures!!! That's a weekend vacation? I'd have to jump on a plane to go somewhere like that! I just learn about the Niagara Escarpment this summer while visiting Wisconsin - you're a lucky pup to live somewhere so beautiful.

  3. I am pretty lucky. Before I moved to Ontario, I only thought of Toronto when I thought of Ontario. Nothing against Toronto, it's a beautiful city but the province of Ontario is so stunning and geographically diverse. And the Niagara Escarpment is something special.


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