Spring has sprung, but apparently Muskoka, Canada hasn’t gotten the memo. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day as Aaron and I explored the beautiful towns of Huntsville and Bracebridge, but it was still considerably more chilly than back home a few hours south. There was still a significant amount of snow on the ground, but unlike back in Toronto area, the white powder only enhances the beauty of the landscape. What I love is how you can see and feel an almost immediate change the second you enter Muskoka. The trees become more lush and abundant, small lakes and rivers sprout up everywhere you turn and huge, magnificent boulders dot the landscape. Nature reigns supreme in Muskoka, so it’s no wonder Aaron and I wish we could be there more often.
We wandered around Huntsville for a bit where we grabbed a bite to eat at Seven Main Cafe. They have so many drool-worthy desserts on display here that it’s easy to be tempted by more than one treat. I had the sunrise wrap with a summery spinach salad drizzled with their amazing maple dijon dressing. Yum!! I also had an apple fritter that had the most glorious balance of sweetness from the cinnamon-sugar-coated outside and tartness from the apples inside. Aaron had the grilled ham and swiss sandwich with a Greek salad on the side, both of which were also delicious. I love that they serve breakfast all day (how annoying is it when a place only serves breakfast until 11am or so?) and on Saturdays they make fresh waffles. *drool* Sadly, I wasn’t in the mood for a sweet meal – otherwise, I would have tried one. Bottom line, if you’re in Huntsville, I recommend checking this place out.
Because it was still so cold, I grudgingly had to remove my winter coat from storage (kidding! I’m Canadian!) to wear for our outdoor adventure. I knew I’d want to be nice and bundled up, so I chose a comfy oversized sweater, my favorite jeans and fluffy boots. As you can tell from the pictures, I simply can’t resist climbing, so when I saw this beautiful tree-covered hill, I quickly scampered upwards before Aaron could yell, “no, Baby, it’s slippery and frozen!” In very unlike-me-fashion, I didn’t fall once! All signs pointed towards me tumbling down once or twice, but I managed to stay on both feet. ~WINNING~ I also found this swing set in a park in Bracebridge and thought I’d hop on for some pics. Once I started actually swinging, though, I couldn’t get enough! I was grinning from ear to ear because I’d forgotten how fun the simple act of swinging on a swing set is! I guess the inner child in me has to be let out once in a while 😉
All in all, we had an absolutely fantastic day! I can’t wait to go back and share more adventures with y’all.
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