Friday, September 29, 2017

Silent Lake/Haliburton Trip 2017

               So back on Tuesday, I got to go up north and leave everything behind and not worry about anything here at the studio and it was a break to get my head back into game mode as Survivor: Heroes Vs Healers Vs Hustlers was a day away at the time this day trip was worth it and as you read on I will explain more.

               My dad and I left around 10 am EST for those who aren't in the EST timezone but we headed up to Silent Lake Provincial Park with the only stop to fill up with gas and a stop at Country Style for a drink and a treat. We got there in pretty good timing it was about 45 mins from the coffee shop and gas station. We got our day pass and went to our old camp ground site # 127 which for many years we use to reserve each and every year not including one year where we were in a different campsite, if I remember correctly, campsite # 124. After that we went down to the water to the dock and our favorite rock we use to hang out on in the evenings.

               Following that we went to our Rock for a quick swim and you probably thinking are you nuts Chris? No I did put my feet in the water at the dock and it was warmer then it would be in the summer, so yes it was cool but felt really nice and didn't take me long to put my full body in the water.  I found it hard to tread water as I forgot to bring the flippers I usually have when I go swimming, I didn't think about bringing them out then before or the night before the trip. However, I managed I had to go back to the edge if I needed to because I did struggle quite a lot of tread and probably because I haven't done that in about 4 years. Anyways we went to the day beach walked about for a few minutes and the day beach before we left to head south west down to Haliburton for lunch at Mckecks which is a gastro pub. In the way of the fall colors, it is starting to change, however the problem was because of the hot weather so that is what delayed the fall colors actually turning into the beautiful yellow, orange, red bright colors you normally see. I can say it now it has been a temper mental weather with the temperatures and rain we have had this summer and mother nature gave us a longer extended summer weather but the purpose of the trip was to see the color.  


            We traveled through some what of nice colors  on the windy roads of on our way to Haliburton not much to talk about but we saw some really old cars and I am talking about cars from the 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's which was really cool. Once we got to Mckecks if you don't know who Walt McKechnie is he was a former Toronto Maple Leaf back in the day,. like in the 60's and 70's. Anyways I got a Cody Burger which consist of a hamburger, obviously, peameal bacon, lettuce, onions and tomato, but I gave my tomato to my dad as I am not a big tomato fan but i will eat it but not too often. We then traveled home and I was tired as heck and slept pretty good until obviously as you know I am writing this in the middle of the night. Anyways I had a good time and I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and sorry for a very late post 3 or 4 days later after the trip. I will be posting up a second blog up later on.


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