Tuesday, August 17, 2010

movie and a dinner

ran around to prepare for my new job, then went to see Inception in the IMAX theartre - looked stupid when I asked for 3D glasses and got told that it's not a 3D movie - enjoyed the movie anyway- tried to make sense of the ending - went to a nice bistro on Main Street Unionville to celebrate B's b-day where we had the most amazing nushroom pizza and mussels along with some pinot grigio - had creme brulee stand in as a birthday cake - then had nightmares about being stuck in a dream and not being able to wake up...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

summer grilling

Thursday, August 12, 2010

cake royale

just came back from lunch at Cake Royale - glad to have split a mediterranean sandwich and a strawberry crepe with a friend so we got to try both the savory and the sweet.  Loved the decor and the friendly service, and of course the food - it was a little taste of heaven!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

sleepless nights

Changes are coming and it is only through changes that we grow - with changes come hope and excitement but also sadness of goodbyes and anxiety of unknowns.  Right now I think I've gone past the excitement phase into the melanchony phase... I will miss this place regardless of everything that had been gnawing on my nerves.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Zorbing and Tubing and Zip-flying

Since my brother's friend had a 2-for-1 admission coupon for the Horseshoe Adventure Park, we tagged along, thinking that we would get to try treetop trekking - which I had been eyeing as our celebratory "date" for B's birthday.  Only had we gotten there did we find out that Treetop trekking is actually not ran by Horseshoe and there would be additional charges and advance booking required to participate.  But we were there already and so were my brother's friends so we thought we'd meet up first before we decide.

We squeezed in a round of mini-golf on the way - then we each rode in a zorb at least once (and more for me because I also went in the water-filled one) - and slid down the hill on tubings even though there wasn't any snow.  We did some rock-climbing before taking the 15-minutes hike up to the peak and climbed a steel tower about 5-storeys high, then crossed the valley in under a minute on the zip flyer.  It was a blast!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wishing I was still in Tobermory

Amazing view from backyard of B&B we stayed in
 At the insistence of my best friend Eva, we went on a trip to Tobermory, which is right at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula.  We started searching for accommodation more than 2 weeks ahead of time, but it was a long weekend and most of the motels and inns were already fully-booked.  Luckily, my mass e-mail strategy resulted in one reply from a Bed & Breakfast that they had rooms available - the only catch was there was a minimum of three nights' stay because it was a long weekend.  It turned out to be this amazing house that was built from scratch by the couple who ran the B&B, and they were gracious enough to lend us their BBQ and paddle boat.
Inside the B&B

We didn't get to try snorkelling nor kayaking nor canoeing, but we did get to see some really amazing sights. 

The glass-bottom boat tour from Tobermory was disappointing - we had imagined the whole bottom of the boat to be made of glass, but it turns out that their idea of a "glass-bottom boat" was two glass window on the bottom towards the front of the boat that you look down into.

The shipwrecks were actually visible from the side of the boat, and we actually got a better view that way rather than looking down through these glass windows, which were overcrowded as everyone tried to sneak a peek at the shipwreck underwater.  We saw the shipwrecks we wanted to see,

we saw the lighthouse in Little Tub, 

and we hiked around Flower Pot Island. 

We waded in the shallow waters of Singing Sands, 

We saw the Devil's Monument and survived the treacherous hike,

It was way overcrowded, but we did get to see the Grotto,

and some amazing views along the Georgian Bay.

We went down to Lion's Head and saw the tiny lighthouse and marina there - and saw sand sculptures for competition.

We pretty much covered the whole northern Bruce Peninsula.  It was a fun trip and I definitely wish I was still in the beautiful Tobermory.