Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Georgian Bay Weekend - 2

Day 2 of the Ladies weekend started with an All You Can Eat Breakfast at the Cranberry Resort.

Where We Were : Living Waters Resort Marina, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church for the 11 am mass. The Candy Factory at 645 Hurontario St., Collingwood's Millennium Park and Wasaga Beach.

The frozen bay of Living Waters Resort.

 At The Candy Factory

Millennium Park overlooking the Blue Mountain Village.

Heading home via Hwy 9 passing by Orangeville, Mono-Mills, Mulmur then to 
Newmarket for a sushi dinner. 

It’s the little things that matter, that add up in the end, 
with the priceless thrilling magic found only in friends. 
~ Elizabeth Dunphy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Georgian Bay Weekend - 1

On March 18-19, the Tuesday ladies finally found time to spend a weekend together.

We started off with breakfast at Markham Station while waiting for the rented van. Full and ready we were off despite the snow, freezing rain and strong winds.

 Day 1 - Places and Stop-Overs : Craigleith Provincial Park after around 3 hours of driving. Meaford with some side shopping at County Affairs and Candles and Grandma Lambe's. Sight seeing at Blue Mountain Village.

Snowy beach of Craigleith Provincial Park.

A mural at Meaford.

Places We Ate :
Lunch at Andrew's ROOTs in Meaford. I had the seafood crepe which was delicious. The clam chowder was perfect but the Risotto was on salty side. And for that the server gave us a discount. Excellent service!!  Dinner at the Iron Skillet in Collingwood. We had a combined order of Skillet Southern Style - Sweet Potato Nacho, Coconut Shrimp and a large House Salad as starters. As main course we had the Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry and Seafood Paella. Place was busy but service was not slow. Food was new to my taste buds and price was reasonable too. I may come back here.

The bunch chilling at the Blue Mountain Village.

Friends are as companions on a journey, 
who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
~ Phytagoras

Monday, March 20, 2017

Georgian Bay - 3 Chairs

Along the Georgian Bay are 3 empty chairs. 
Waiting for spring, summer, picnickers or just a lonely soul.

By the beach at Craigleith Provincial Park.

At Meaford's harbour.

Collingwood's Millineum Park.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Winter Break

Scheduled a break in the middle of February hoping to enjoy snow and winter. But nature happens and the week turned out to be one of the warmest in the 2017 winter. Oh well - it was still a fun and memorable one. The break started with only me and my forever companion aka hubby then the Gonzales and Ocampo couples joined us later in the week.

Date : February 19-25
Stayed at : Royal Harbour Resort, Thornbury, Ontario (20 minutes from Collingwood)

A Thornbury sunrise.

Places we visited : Webwood Falls, Ingliss Falls and Walters Falls. Craigleith Provincial Park, towns of Meaford, Collingwood and Clarksburg. The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach.

A sampler of the roads we traversed.

Food Trips and Restaurants :
At Thornbury we tried Orchid Restaurant for breakfast where the pancakes were fluffy and food was reasonably priced and tasted homemade.
We had lunch at Bruce Mill Wine Bar and Kitchen where service was excellent and food was not too bad. 
A little snack at Thornbury Bakery Cafe. The sandwiches were huge and I got some baked products which were sold at 50% off 30  minutes before closing (4 pm).

In Collingwood we did not miss Heavenly Cafe with its delectable sweets.
Lunch at Lakeside Resort and Grill. A really good place for great food, service and view.Just right for some friends bonding before we parted.
We also tried PIE Wood Fired Pizza. On the outside the place looked so quiet but inside it was a very busy place. The pizza was okay but did not really impress.

Also visited : Country Affairs Candles (Meaford)  - huge inventory of candles and country arts, Grandma Lambes (Meaford) for apples, pies and the ever so yummy bread fruit. Ice cream at Grandma's Beach Treats (Wasaga). The Collingwood Museum right at the heart of Collingwood.

Duncan's Cafe in Collingwood is now a new favorite place not only for the art lined walls 
but also for the quesadilla and veggie/pork rolls.

Movies watched while in the resort : Red 2 (Bruce Willis, all star cast), Unanswered Prayers, The story of Adele H. (Isabelle Adjani), Les Miserables (Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman), One Day (Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess).

Places for next time : Thornbury's Cheese Gallery, Ashanti Cafe, The Corner Cafe and Grill - all in Thornbury.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Winter Waterfalls

Taking waterfall photos in winter is something I have always wanted to do. Finally was able to realize the "dream" recently. To capture these falls one has to go through freezing, tricky and snowy paths.

Webwood Falls

Walter's Falls

Inglis Falls

Then there was us - on the not so tricky path (smiling but freezing).