Saturday, June 09, 2007

Well deserved vacation

Tara and I took last week off. With all the craziness of Tara's schooling, the constant business of my work and the fact that we were approaching our 5 year anniversary, we though it was a good idea to get away from it all.

We puttered around our house for a couple of days and then headed to Bear Trail resort for the remainder of the week. And what a remainder of the week it was.

Bear Trail is a great resort for couples to go and relax. If you want to do nothing, there is a pool to lounge by and each of the rooms has a patio with lounge chairs. There are jacuzzis in each of the rooms and hot tubs with most of them. Big screen TVs with satellite and a decent selection of movies are also in each of the rooms.

Bear Trail is also a great resort for couples to go and have fun. It is situated on the border of Algonquin Park. There are canoes, kayaks, sailboats, and motor boats to use, plus you can swim and fish in the lake. There are mountain bikes and lots of trails right into the park. In the winter you can take snowmobile tours and use snowshoes or cross country skis. There is also a place to horseback ride nearby.

We participated in both the relaxing and active parts of the resort. We rode some horses and hiked into the park and kayaked. We also laid by the pool and on our patio. We even watched a bit of the Stanley Cup.

Tara's prof lent us his macro lens (this one if you are into photography - thanks Nick!). With it we took a bunch of photos. It turns out Tara has a really good eye for small things.

The food was, as expected, spectacular. We ate ourselves full (too full on a couple of occasions). There wasn't any meal that we were disappointed with.

We had a great time. The weather was beautiful, the food was amazing, and we allowed ourselves to relax. A perfect way to celebrate our 5th year of marriage.

(flickr updated)


Carolyn said...

It sounds and looks wonderful. I think I will add it to the list of places I would like to go. I like the picture of the two of you.

George said...

Lovely photos Tara! They are very crisp and well-composed. Looks like we've added another member to our ever-growing club! :)

The photo of the two of you is great. I'm glad you two enjoyed yourselves.

Anonymous said...

Wow...sounds like it was an amazing trip and you "kept it Canadian"! I hope dad and I can go there some day :) Great photos too, especially the one of the two of you. Can I get a copy for my office? Talk to you soon...luv mom