Haunted Walks Ottawa – Ghosts and Gallows – Carleton Jail

Haunted Walks - Carleton Jail

In April, I  was in Ottawa attending the BConnected Conference.  While the conference didn’t officially start until Saturday, a fun Friday was planned for those attendees who arrived on Friday. We had a choice of 2 different Haunted Walks, Ghosts and Gallows or Time Travel Trail Adventure with Ottawa Tourism. I choose to take the Ghosts and Gallows Walk that took us to the Carleton Jail. Although I had not been on a Haunted Walk, I have wanted to for some time. Excitement and nervousness took over. The wait for this creepy … Continue reading

Canadian National Exhibition – CNE Highlights – 2016

CNE Highlights

This year I visited the CNE twice. The first visit was with my husband and daughter as a birthday fun day. My second visit was with friends, a girls day out. Here are my favourite moments, my CNE Highlights. Before the CNE  was even open, we had purchased play all day passes. It would make for a less expensive visit. My daughter was excited to go on as many rides as she could. It doesn’t matter when you visit, there are always shots of the fountain. The meeting place should … Continue reading

Family Tradition – Canadian National Exhibition

Visiting the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) has been a family tradition since I was a little girl and continues today. It has been a tradition for many Canadians since it began in 1879 as The Toronto Industrial Exhibition and is now also known as The Ex. The CNE is open for 18 days beginning August 19 and runs until September 5, 2016. As a young girl, I would go with my father, who would be in the Warrior’s Day Parade on the first Saturday after opening.  He played drums in a … Continue reading

Train Restoration – Preserving History – Toronto Railway Museum

We recently headed downtown to the Toronto Railway Museum for a tour and a glimpse into the train restoration. We love touring around Toronto, learning the history of the sites and taking in all that is around us. It had been a couple of years since we last visited, my daughter was excited to return. Train Restoration The museum opened in 2010 with the help of the Toronto Historical Railway Association and the many volunteers who gave time and energy in the preservation of the trains. The Roundhouse was originally … Continue reading

Ford Flex Limited the Perfect Family Vehicle from Ford Canada

Ford Flex Limited

During the first week of July, we had use of a Ford Flex Limited, a media fleet vehicle from Ford Canada, which just happened to be built at the Oakville Assembly Plant. Our week was full of learning about a new vehicle and adventures as I drove my family around in style. I had previously posted about our Road Trip ideas when I knew we would be getting the Ford Flex. The Ford Flex Limited gives you the opportunity to travel in comfort and style with your  family and has all the bells … Continue reading

A Summer Fling with Ford Flex – On the Road around Ontario

Summer Fling

We just began the month of June which means school’s almost finished for the summer and have we got some planning to do. During the first week of July, we are starting our vacation with a Summer Fling. We haven’t met the fella yet, but I hear he is a comfy travel companion, seats up to six with a spacious storage area for all our travelling needs. It has been quite awhile since we hit the highway and were off on an adventurous road trip.  We would love to travel around Ontario and … Continue reading