Rattlesnake Point for an afternoon hike.

Quiet holiday Mondays have a way of helping to discover hidden treasures. One of those treasures is Rattlesnake Point. The sky was crystal clear and for May it was a beautiful hot morning. It was not a day to stay inside. But what could we do? Luckily I live a short drive from Rattlesnake point…

Show Your World – Jerez de la Fronterra

Show Your World is a blog event by Tiny Expacts. We arrived to Jerez de la Fronterra, Spain late after a long train ride from Madrid. Dusk was falling, but a warmth lingered in the air. It was February but for us Canadians it was balmy. My first thoughts were how tropical it felt compared to…

A foray into snowboarding from the casual skiers perspective.

I am reasonably good at skiing. Once a year I decide skiing might be fun. I can navigate down a hill without gravely injuring myself.  I still fall.  I actually have some rather spectacular falls.  Really.  But I manage to not look completely confused and out of place. When my friend asked me to go…

Spain and Horseback Riding at Equestrian Center Las Marias

Spain is certainly a mecca of culture and food, but for horse lovers it is also an equestrian destination. Our trip started in Madrid (another story in itself), but to focus on the wonderful horse, we took the Atocha (train) to Andalucía. Our destination was Jerez de la Fonterra because it’s the location of the…

A Sunday Afternoon Tubing the Elora Gorge.

Shayn and I were looking for something to do one Sunday in August.  I have been lamenting my desire to go tubing at Elora Gorge for about two years, so Shayn said we better go before winter comes! On route to Elora, we stopped in Guelph for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants –…