Sunday, 5 October 2014

Fall Drives and Birthday Dinners

Ryan's birthday is coming up this week, and so to celebrate, he wanted to take a drive up to Creemore, Collingwood and go to one of our favourite places to eat.

First stop was Creemore.  The drive to Creemore in the fall is beautiful.  Creemore has a brewery, which Ryan got to enjoy some samples at and I of course had to turn down.

Next stop was Collingwood.  We travelled to the Village at Blue Mountain and grabbed a Starbucks and just wandered around.  No money spent besides our coffee.

Next up was my favourite part of the day.  Ryan wanted to buy some apples, as we were in apple country.  So we asked someone where to go and she suggested the nearby Farmer's Pantry.  

At The Farmer's Pantry they have a huge orchard where you can pick your own apples.  It was a rainy day, so we just bough some straight from the store instead.  The store also had baked goods, frozen food, jams and hot apple cider!  So we grabbed our apples and a hot apple cider each.  

On our way in, I had gotten pretty excited when I saw a donkey!  I don't know what it is about donkey's but I just love them.  So of course we had to go visit this little guy.  He clearly wasn't impressed about the rain, but as soon as we walked over he came over to us and stuck his head through the fence.

A little girl walked up to him later and he started hee-hawing at her.  Now I don't know about you, but I knew that was the sound donkey's made but had never actually heard the sound.  It was pretty funny. 

They had other animals too, like sheep, goats, ducks and bunnies.  It seemed like a great place to take kids.  The only cost is the cost to pick your apples, and you're getting the apples out of the deal!  We will definitely be back there in the future with little baby Osbott!  

Finally we went to Ted's Range Road Diner for dinner.  This place is off the beaten path and is located in a Quonset hut.  You would never go in if you hadn't heard about it.  And you need reservations because it's always busy.  You order from their chalkboard menu which includes things like Bison, Elk, Venison, Kangaroo and Ostrich.  I had the Ostrich as I had never tried that before and Ryan had the Bison.  As usual our meals were delicious!


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