On Tuesday, we went to Blue Mountain (about 2-3hrs from Toronto) for a day of skiing. The weather was glorious - not a cloud in the sky and sun sun sun sun sun. *sigh* how I love the warm sun.
Jack waiting patiently to begin
Yep, love beanie hair!
Am I going to break my neck??
I still don't know how I managed to go first!
Jack zoomed through like he had been doing it for years!
Bob went ahead of us to take some photos of the view!
Troy, Jack & Bob
On Friday, it was uncharacteristly warm here in Toronto. The temperature got up to about eight degrees during the day!! I wanted to go outside, skip, dance and run wild! It was sooooo lovely. I can't wait for spring to arrive. I have since found out that this weather is just a 'teaser' and sure enough....the following day, the temperature fell back down to minus 5 (it went down to minus 16 in Ottawa, WITHOUT the wind chill). Yep......winter is still here. Oh and to top it off, we had more snow fall on Sunday night.
We travelled to Ottawa on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with Pat and Melissa and Pat's parents. We were able to take part in the Ottawa 'Winterlude' celebrations. One of the big Canadian traditions is to skate on the Rideau Canal - the canal freezes solid in winter and you can skate the entire length of the canal (7.8kms). Unfortunately for us, the Canal was closed on Saturday, probably due to the warm weather on Friday. Instead, we spent the day doing a little sightseeing and shopping. It was soooooo bitterly cold that day. The wind was gusty and any part of exposed skin was numb in a matter of minutes. It was so so so so so cold. I can not even express just how cold it was. My eyeballs were stinging, my forehead was aching and my nose - well I couldn't even feel that.
Of course, we had to have a beavertail and it was worth the frost-bitten hand you got after eating it.
Mrs Hayter, Pat & Melissa
I figured that if I saw the famous Cat Colony in the ruins in Rome, then it's only fitting that I see the famous Cat Colony in Ottawa! Right? Yeah.
Entering the Canal to skate
The ice was quite bumpy.
A long two days - Jack fell asleep for three hours on our way home to Toronto.
Busy week planned for us. Troy is playing in a Hockey Competition and I have to get things organised for Yvonne, Graeme, Margaret & Roger who arrive on Thursday!! Yay. Three more sleeps! xxx