Rose: Oh, Canada

A couple months back, I was talking to my brother and his girlfriend about us all taking a trip together. It was sort of a haphazard conversation – the kind where you’re dreaming and think, “It would be so much fun if …” Well, thanks to Eric’s lady friend and a little planning on my end, we were able to make it happen. M had suggested we go to Niagara-on-the-Lake, which is a cute and darling little town filled with shops, restaurants and wineries. And so, we were able to take a couple of days off work last week to make the trip up north.

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It was a very short trip, but we packed in as much as we possibly could. I totally indulged, let loose and just relaxed. The four of us had a great dynamic throughout the trip and were mostly on the same page with what we wanted to do. On the must list: bike ride from winery to winery. All told, we probably went to about 15 different wineries. Thanks to the place we stayed, we had loads of coupons so it wasn’t terribly pricey. We actually stayed in two different spots during the trip – the first being a lovely little cottage on the lake in town. Isn’t it lovely?

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I especially liked how much we biked. I haven’t ridden a bike in probably 15 years, so I was pretty sore by the end of the first day. Still, it made me feel so much better about all that I was eating and drinking because I was literally burning it off. I might’ve been at the back of the pack, but I now have a totally different appreciation for bicycles. I might even think about getting one soon!

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I didn’t snap as many pictures as I would’ve liked, but suffice it say that the trip was relaxing, enjoyable, packed with activity and just what we all needed. I’m looking forward to my next trip north!

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2 thoughts on “Rose: Oh, Canada

  1. I love biking! Our town is so bike friendly that we can bike almost everywhere (a few places are too risky). I’ve totally given up running for biking now. 🙂

  2. Sounds like a wonderful trip! Canada has never really been on my radar, but lately I’ve been dying to go. We met a lot of Canadians on our trip last week and they really intrigued me. I love the biking idea. I’m too afraid to do it in the city, but in a place like that it sounds perfect!

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