“Collect moments, not things.”
My husband and I decided to go on a last minute road trip up north. It didn’t take a lot of planning, and I ended up finding a cheap little family-owned motel just outside of Tobermory. We explored a bit of the Bruce Peninsula and made a little camp fire on the edge of Cyprus Lake. We were both intrigued at how beautiful (and quiet) ‘Big Bruce’ is in the wintertime. We’ve both visited before in the summer- when the park is filled with travellers from all over- but we’ve never gone up during the winter months. I have to say, it’s a whole other experience when everything is covered in ice and snow. No nearby traffic, no people, nothing. Just you in a big Canadian National Park. It was actually kind of scary, and after watching the Revenant, I was ready for a bear to jump out at any minute.
My favourite moment from our whole trip was actually capturing the image with the coffee cup below. I don’t know why, but my husband and I were both laughing so hard (probably at all the failed coffee splashing attempts). There were big snowflakes falling from a dark, stormy sky, a fire burning, and a frozen lake view… such a beautiful moment (*tear*).
I’m so glad we decided to go!
The next day we hit up Blue Mountain and did some snowshoeing at the Scenic Caves. It was my first time, so I was really excited to try it out. It was super fun, especially walking across the suspension bridge and looking out towards Georgian Bay.
Again, I’m so glad we went. Most of the stuff we did was actually unplanned. A lot of what we did plan, we didn’t end up doing. But that was the fun part about it. We got to step out of our day-to-day routines, experience something different, and grow our relationship by actively doing something together.
Happy New Years Eve everyone! Let’s step out of our comfort zones a bit further in 2017! I promise you won’t regret it 😉