Winter Fun… Cross Country Skiing

Our winter fun cross-country skiing was at Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains, Ontario.  Nature is beautiful.  The snow softly covers the dense forest and creates this wonderful picturesque scenery.

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Winter Fun… Snowshoeing

Winter is back again!  The best way to enjoy the winter is to find some fun activities.  Winter fun started with snowshoeing in Muskoka.  Muskoka is cottage country in Ontario, it’s beautiful in both summer and winter.

A groomed snowshoe trail

A groomed snowshoe trail

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Holiday Magic At The Toronto Christmas Market

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. There is so much to do and everything is decorated so nicely.

The Distillery District

The Distillery District

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Christmas in Toronto

I love Christmas!

This is my favourite time of year.  I love the decorations, I love the Christmas music and movies, and I love visiting family and friends.  It is a great time of year, lots of love.

Many years ago, I received my first Santa Claus decoration from my Mother.  Each year I am given a new Santa Claus.  In the picture below you can see just a few from my collection.

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5 Reasons Why We Love Hiking

1. Nature
When you make an effort to get out on a trail you are rewarded by being surrounded by some amazing nature. Forests, mountain tops, Sea lines, Canyons are just a few of the areas that we have hiked through. Each area has its own unique flavour and no two areas in the world are ever replicated. That is mother natures gift to us. All we have to do is get out and enjoy it and make sure that humans don’t destroy it.

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Hiking in Zion National Park "The Narrows"

Hiking in Zion National Park “The Narrows”

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A Stroll in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

A beautiful, grand park within walking distance of downtown Vancouver – Stanley Park.

Strolling down the path.

Strolling down the path.

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Visiting Hatley Castle near Victoria, British Columbia

Hatley Castle is a short drive from Victoria, BC and is on the campus of Royal Roads University. I must admit one of our main reasons for making this stop on our west coast visit was that I used to watch the TV show Smallville. Hatley Castle was Lex Luthor’s mansion in the TV show and being a huge fan of the show I had to stop by and see it first hand.

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A Scenic Drive through Arizona

One of the things I like to do the most when travelling is taking road trips. Road trips allow you to see things that you wouldn’t get to see if you stayed in a major city hub. You can travel at your own pace, stop whenever you want, and spend more or less time at a location. This is one of the major reasons we often try to see things independently without a tour group.

When we visited Arizona and Utah we were treated to some really nice scenery. Here are a few of the photos I was able to capture while on our road trip. I was surprised at the beauty of the landscapes in Arizona about a couple hours beyond the Grand Canyon.

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Whistler: Hanging in a Gondola, Hiking on the Trails

 

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The Birds of the Pacific Northwest Raptor Show!!!

About 50 minutes from Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is the city of Duncan. I had researched the Pacific Northwest Raptors a while back and knew that this was something that I wanted to see. I mean, who doesn’t want to see birds of prey!!!

We were lucky that we went on a weekday in early September because I imagine it gets really busy in the summer. There were many exhibits around the site, but what I was really looking forward to was the bird show. I’ve never seen one and spend so much time watching nature shows, I was very excited.

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