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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Last-Minute Family Getaway


On the weekend, the family and I went on a last-minute getaway to Blue Mountain in Collingwood, one of my favourite places. This time, we stayed in a Mosaic boutique bachelor and lucked out by booking on the last day of their hot summer deal. It also happened to be Famarama weekend and guess who was there to perform. Fred Penner! On our first day there, we spent the morning mining for gems, exploring trails and playing mini golf courtesy of Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Then we headed over to the Ridge Runner mountain coaster, went swimming in the pool and lounged in the hot tub. Below are some photos highlighting some of the other activities we enjoyed as a family. Four days of outdoor fun with the kids... feeling pretty lucky, I am!

One of my favourite photos taken in the Village.
My son was overjoyed at the chance to drive a Jeep.
Hanging out in the hot tub.


After about an hour hike up the mountain, we took a gondola ride down.
My son's first time on the Woodlot Low Ropes. Such a brave little fella!
This year marked my daughter's second attempt and she conquered her fears!
Enjoying a paddle boat ride with the kids on our last day.
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40 comments:

  1. What a fantabulosa place looked like a lot of fun heheh!

    Have a playtastic week ;-)

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    1. There's always so much to do. This year, they added a bag jump. Yes, jumping onto giant inflated bags from various heights!

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  2. I grew up in Collingwood but haven't lived there in years, boy has the mountain area changed. Next time I am up visiting family I will have to take a drive up and check it out. (Judy Cowan)

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    1. It has changed a lot since my first time at Blue over ten years ago. They really are making an effort to make it more family-friendly all year long.

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  3. What an amazing place to go with your kids! Its always great when vacation and self esteem building are rolled into one!

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  4. Looks like a fun holiday! I wish we can have one this year. We have a bit of tight budget =P #WW

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  5. The Woodlot Low Ropes looks like lots of fun!

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  6. Awesome shots - looks like such a nice place to visit!
    Happy Wordless Wednesday! :)

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  7. Blue Mountain is such a family friendly spot. We haven't visited this year and your post is giving me the nudge to go!

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  8. looked like a fun and busy getaway, that climbing thing would have had my knees shaking, kids are so much braver. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  9. I want to go here so badly - it has been on my must visit list for so long! And to think its so close by! Looks like it was a great vacation!

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  10. Sometimes the last minute trips are the best. You don't have time to stress about them. Everything looks like fun!

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  11. It looks like you guys had a great time!

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  12. What an amazing looking place! I would love to travel to some place like this someday with my kids!

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  13. That boutique hotel looks amazing

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  14. wow the ropes obstacle course looks fun! what a great family trip :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  15. Oh I think I could definitely enjoy a family getaway there. the kids would have a blast it seems too. that rope course looks awesome!

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  16. Everything looks like fun in the getaway!

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  17. Oh I've always wanted to go to Blue Mountain!!! Such fabulous piccies btw.

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  18. Looks like you guys had lots of fun. Wow, your son and daughter are so brave to attempt those heights!

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  19. We usually go in the winter to ski (not lately though because the slopes are too small and crowded for our liking), but I've been there once for a day trip in the summer. I'll have to check this out for a mini-getaway one day.

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  20. What an amazing place to stay - very envious of the hot tub!

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  21. You got some gorgeous shots here! Love Blue and still hope to get my entire family up there at once some day :)

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  22. That looks like so much fun! We were in Collingwood a couple years ago for a quick visit. The Scenic Caves were great. But we need to go back and see more!

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  23. It looks like so much fun & everybody loves Fred Penner

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  24. That looks like a gorgeous place to stay. I have to admit that I have never been to Collingwood in the summer!

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  25. thats a huge hot tub. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  26. Looks like so much fun! The pool looks great! Great family fun!

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  27. What a awesome place!!! Looks like a blast.

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  28. wonderful pictures, you have good eye and skill :)

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  29. Looks like a great place to go - kathleen B

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  30. Have always loved Collingwood and Blue Mountain.

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  31. Haven't been to Collingwood in a very long time. This place looks great, so many fun activities for the kids! Good to know about :)

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