by Diva Jenna
There seems to be more and more family day activities planned each year, as the holiday becomes more prominent. Many of the events are planned for children, which I don’t have, but I sure do love taking part in adventures!
I wanted to spend the day with my family, so we decided to take a drive and walk in Goderich. What a beauty day for this! We watched lots of families and friends walking and playing in yards and public places.
When we got home, Taylor decided to try out his new dirt bike ( I know, there isn’t much dirt showing right now, but he had just picked it up on Saturday!). Dirt biking and four-wheeling are leisure hobbies in my family and town for that matter. Even our cat Aiko venture out with us sometimes! It seems that most people in Port Albert have one or the other. It was a bit cold out, but Taylor braved the weather and rode the bike around for almost an hour!
All in all we had a great day and we were very happy to have the Monday off to spend time together. If you are looking for cool events happening in Huron, check out this calendar and start planning your trip here – http://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/events/events.php
I was out driving around the county last week and was noticing how beautiful the wonderful Countryside is!
I thought I would post some pics to remind everyone how pretty Ontario’s West Coast is!
So really, I do mean hike your butt off. Well, that is what I am going to try to do anyway! Huron County has 27 hiking trails with 142.97 km of trails. This summer I am going to try to hike it all. I have in the past hiked the majority of the trails, but never in one summer. I just looked through all of the trails today in the Huron County Hiking Guide, and I think I will be able to handle most of them!
My boyfriends parents, Joanne and Mike, are the quintessential hikers. They have hiked all over the place. So my plan is to chat with them and get some hiking tips. I actually went out with them in the fall last year and we had lots of fun! At one point we thought we saw an eagle… but it turned out to be a Seagull. Here are some photos of the hike we went on! If you would like to find out more about hiking click here: http://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/?page_id=386
Send me Staycation Ideas if you have them!!!
Is “staycation” a word? I think so! For me this week has been about learning and finding out new information. I was at a “super” conference on Tuesday, where many people from around Huron County attended to learn about – Economic Development Strategies, Immigration in Huron, Transportation in Huron, Social Enterprise and The Huron County Sustainability plan.
Dr.Wayne Caldwell (Check out his website to learn more – http://www.waynecaldwell.ca/ )started off the day telling us about a few key factors to keep in mind on a daily basis. One of them really stuck with me, gas… or Peak Oil. Our world is in a situation where we may be paying large amounts of money to fill our vehicles with gasoline. I am not going to get in to any logistics, but I will say that a tank of gas could cost much more than we are paying now.I also got to hear more about Sustainable Huron, in which the County of Huron is creating a plan right now. We need to be sustainable to keep the current lifestyle we have. Check out the blog to learn more – http://sustainablehuron.wordpress.com/
So this got me to thinking about summer vacation, should I I take a staycation instead? There are so many wonderful attractions in the area that I could spend weeks checking them all out, for much less money than driving or flying out of the area.
So far I plan on doing the following:
Heading to the beach at Point Farms, Spending the day at Above the Falls Challenge Course (climbing and having fun!), Culinary delights, Renting a canoe from Timber’s Outfitters in Seaforth, Hiking and I am going to try to fish!
Again, if you have any ideas of things for me to check out, send them my way!