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#8 – Go on a road trip with no destination

There isn’t much more I love than planning anything, really, so this one was a big challenge for me, much to Adam’s amusement.   So it wasn’t until Friday morning over breakfast that we decided we would aim for Kentucky and/or Tennessee.  We didn’t end up making it to Tennessee; on Friday we drove to Windsor and crossed into Michigan, and drove down through Ohio to Kentucky.   Once into Kentucky, we decided whether to spent Friday night in Louisville or Lexington by rock/paper/scissors; Louisville won.

On Saturday morning we went to the Louisville Slugger Museum; then spent the day driving through Kentucky.  We went on a tour of the Maker’s Mark distillery, stumbled upon small town street festivals, generally got lost in the best way, and then stopped in Lexington for dinner.  We would have stopped at the Keeneland Racetrack for the horse races, but a giant storm cloud we had been driving ahead of all day caught up with us.  After dinner we were back on the road and ended up in Charleston, West Virginia.

Sunday we got up early and spent the morning driving in and out of clouds as we drove through the West Virginia mountains, into Pennsylvania to New York and eventually home.

We absolutely loved Kentucky and are looking forward to going back when we have more time to explore even more.


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#91 – Play old school arcade games

Part of our weekend road trip was a stop at the Georgian Grill Restaurant and Arcade, which has been on Balm Beach since 1934.  Full of arcade games, mostly classics, it was a fun pit stop.


Details: Hours, menu and historical info can be found here.

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#7 – Go on a road trip with a destination

Scenery, heart-to-hearts, nearly missed turns, missed turns, loud ’80s music singalongs.

We found a great weekend road trip itinerary put together by The Grid TO, outlining three two-day adventures out of Toronto; one west, one east, and one north.  We picked the North route, as it was the most budget-friendly and it also included a couple other list items.

We followed the itinerary laid out fairly closely, though we didn’t go to either restaurant suggestion on the Sunday (they weren’t kidding about Wendy’s butter tarts).

We started early on Saturday; our first stop was Rock Gardens Farms for some food for the weekend (and some cuddles with their seriously adorable cat).  Then we were off for Mono Cliffs Provincial Park to hike on the escarpment; stopped by Creemore Brewery to grab some beer for Saturday; flew kites on Balm Beach (recently renamed to Tiny Beach); played arcade games at the 80-year-old Georgian Grill; then on to Awenda Provincial Park for a night of camping (and making s’moreos!).

Sunday morning we baked bannock for breakfast and then explored the camp ground’s glacier lake.  Once back on the road, we stopped for Wendy’s butter tarts; played a little frisbee golf in Penetanguishenewandered around the Roadshow’s 400 Antique Market; and walked through Holland Marsh’s board walks before heading home.


Details: The Grid Escape Clause itinerary can be found here.  Balm Beach seems to have been renamed, so if you are counting on a GPS, you’ll have trouble finding it.

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