We left the Sault Ste Marie late and headed towards Midland. We drove through the whole night, arriving at 7:00 the next morning with the sun blasting in through the windshield. We decided to get a hotel room, and sleep for a few hours before exploring. The kids had already slept comfortably all night in the van, but they enjoyed the big hotel beds none the less. When we woke, We toured the historic downtown, grabbed picnic materials from a local deli and headed to Wasaga for the afternoon. The boys raced around the beach chasing birds until it began to rain, and so we packed up and moved on.
We grabbed dinner, went back to the hotel and crashed for the night. The next morning we rose early and grabbed breakfast, swam in the pool, and headed straight to Bruce Peninsula National Park on Georgian Bay. We took the long hike through the woods towards the caves and then ultimately the grotto. After several tumbles and wrong directions, we did arrive at the waters, but they were icy cold and the waves were very strong. Even if the older children could have scrambled down to the caves, I didn’t feel comfortable with my balance while being this pregnant. Swimming at Indian Head would have to wait – maybe next year.
That afternoon we headed to Niagra falls. we had a picnic dinner on the grass and watched the fireworks. The next day we headed to Toronto. we walked around the city and visited the aquarium. On the way east we stopped in Kingston to tour the park and the marina, had dinner, and headed to Montreal. Ahhhh….Montreal.