Non-Travel

Beauty is Everywhere

 

Even in your own back yard

 

 

 

 

The things we get up to when we’re not travelling.

South Shell Park in Oakville Ontario

South Shell Park in Oakville Ontario

There's a new park in town - South Shell Park in Oakville Ontario!  It opened up in July 2020 and we finally made time to go check it out.  It was a windy, cool, clear, sunshiney day in September and it was absolutely beautiful! From the parking lot (free parking), we...

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Z4

Z4

Update: Sold.  Leaving this here for the memory 🙂 As much as we love this car it's time to put our BMW Z4 up for sale.     Year: 2004 Kilometers: 178,500 Engine: 2.5i Transmission: Standard Tires: All-season     Click on the picture to enlarge: ...

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The Prettiest Spots in Oakville

The Prettiest Spots in Oakville

Oakville is the loveliest town on the north shore of Lake Ontario (in my opinion, anyway!)  It's about 30 km. west of Toronto, and 90 km. north-east of Niagara Falls.  When we're not travelling, we spend a lot of time hiking the trails in town or walking along the...

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Keeping Our Minds Busy

Keeping Our Minds Busy

Although we are retired, we still like to spends a little time Keeping our Minds busy.  It is a well-known fact that the mind needs exercise just as much as the body does.  "Use it or lose it" is something many researchers believe applies to brain health.  And so,...

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Sunday Drive in Halton Ontario

Sunday Drive in Halton Ontario

We are aching to travel.  Until parks and campgrounds starting opening up, it's best to just stay home.  But when it's sunny and warm and we can put the top down, going for a Sunday Drive in Halton Ontario is just what the doctor ordered.  So we packed some snacks,...

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Plan a Road Trip with Google Maps

Plan a Road Trip with Google Maps

The internet makes it SO easy to plan a trip, especially when you Plan a Road Trip with Google Maps.  Let me show you how I do it.First, I identify the main road that I will be travelling on to get to the final destination.  In this case, the shortest route is to...

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Podcasts for Distraction

Podcasts for Distraction

When travelling, and there's a long stretch of road ahead, and we need a change from our music playlists, we'll start up a podcast.  They can be funny, or educational, or political; we can catch up on news, or just have a few laughs.  And now, while we are not...

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Painted Rocks in the Woods

Painted Rocks in the Woods

Come for a walk with us and we'll show you the painted rocks in the woods we found :)April 2020 These days will certainly be marked in history.We. Are. Home. As is everyone else in Canada, United States, and beyond.We are home so that we don't spread the virus.We are...

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Inside a Chihuly Glass Art Exhibit

Inside a Chihuly Glass Art Exhibit

Date Visited:  September 15, 2016 Dale Chihuly's beautiful art arrived at the Royal Ontario Museum in September 2016.  Our visit Inside a Chihuly Glass Art Exhibit started by taking the Toronto subway to the Museum subway stop.  This station certainly lives up to its...

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Honda CRV Camper Conversion

Honda CRV Camper Conversion

Here are the things we did for our Honda CRV Camper Conversion.  The first thing we had to do is remove the back seats.  Although the back seats fold down flat, we opted to remove them because we wanted to have more room for storage.  It's a little tricky to remove...

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