Road trip: Algonquin Provincial Park

What I love most about this season is the amazing colours! On a recent road trip to Algonquin Provincial Park, we were in for a bit of a surprise when it started snowing – some areas heavier than others!

If you’re coming from the Toronto area (or Durham), sit tight. You’re in for a long drive, close to four hours. But if you enjoy the outdoors, there is an abundance of trails, including the awesome Algonquin lookout, which is almost 2km one way. I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty steep and I was almost dying walking up it! Ha! If you can finish it, it’s worth the temporary out-of-breath-ness.

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The best surprise of the day was driving back through Muskoka and finding this treasure. The colours were unreal. A perfect end, to a perfect day!


Ajax’s Pumpkinville 2015

It’s been a while since the sun attended Ajax’s annual Pumpkinville festival, but lucky for us, it came in full force this Saturday!

Anyone who reads my blog knows, Pumpkinville is one of my favourite community events! This year, my mom and I went to get our free pumpkins, and enjoyed a wagon ride around Greenwood Conservation Area. We also entered a draw for an autumn-themed Mickey Mouse, but I don’t think we won him. That’s okay, I took a photo!

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Octobers: a visit to Pingles Farm Market

One of the things I love most about the Fall is the beautiful colours.

This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada, and after our turkey-induced comas, my cousin and I decided to go to Pingles Farm Market in Oshawa, and explore the pumpkin patch. Holiday Monday was incredibly busy on the farm, but it offered some fun family-fall activities, like wagon rides, baked goods and fresh fruits. And of course, your choice of pumpkin!

Here’s a little fall cheer for your October! Hope you have some time to get out and enjoy the weather and colours before it’s gone.

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Last year, I also spent some time at Pingles Farm Market. Click here to see my previous photos.


Good ol’ fashion Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow (Monday) is technically Thanksgiving, but today I celebrated it with my family.

My parents prepared a great meal: turkey, rice, veggies, and pumpkin pie for dessert! Yum yum! We also watched Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin after we finished our lunch.

And as always, I documented the day. Here is our 2015 Thanksgiving family portrait. Hope you all have a special day with loved ones, or are spending it in a meaningful way.


Scarborough Bluffs

I haven’t had much time to ever really enjoy the Scarborough Bluffs. I’ve been probably twice in my life: once in bad, rainy, chilly weather, and again very briefly to park.

According to the City of Toronto’s website, “[The] bluffs stretches for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore, from the Eastern Beaches of Toronto in the west, to East Point Park in the east. The Scarborough Bluffs are a significant geological feature resulting from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years ago. They were formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario.”

This weekend, I dedicated a couple of hours to check out the scenery – just in time for the golden hour! We took photos in a couple of places: above the beach in a more greened-up area, and again on the sands before sunset.

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