Nothing like a quick get-a-way.
As you know, the kids are at camp and I have decided to use every single weekend for a get-away. (I’m determined, can you tell?)
First weekend: NYC
Second weekend: Ottawa for a family reunion. (all we did was yak so there wasn’t much to blog about).
Third weekend: Kingston.
Fourth weekend: Still to be determined.
Its been a great few weeks. I miss the kids but there is something liberating about not going grocery shopping or cooking since JUNE 23rd! I have been on strike in a major way.
Back to Kingston: I had not been there in 7 years. The last time I went to Sandbanks was 13 years ago. It was definetely time to visit!! My mom took a bus from Ottawa and I drove in from Toronto. Again we had another great mother-daughter get-a-way.
We stayed at the lovely Four Points by Sheraton seeing as my husband is a Starwood member and we are both huge fans of their properties. We were not disappointed. The rooms were spacious and clean, the hallways were fresh (not dark with gross carpet) and I appreciated these little cards too:
(in other words I smiled when I saw these cards).
What did we do? We went to Picton to stop off at Buddha Dog and you should stop there too on your next trip to this charming town. (I’m pushy eh?). Then we proceeded to Sandbanks Provincial Park. While we were at Buddha Dog, I bumped into my twitter friend (@OntarioCulinary) who graciously told us where to park, which beach to go to…and wow…did we ever appreciate the advice.
Take a look at these photos. Guess who LOVED Sandbanks. I think I need to re-edit my last blog entry called My Top Four Beaches.
We also enjoyed The Busker festival that was taking place and caught the Stunt Double Circus performance. They were HYSTERICAL and extremely talented buskers too. What a great group of entertainers.
The trip was made complete with the discovery of Coffeeco (based on a twitter recommendation) and great sandwiches from Pan Chancho. Plus we scored an UNBELIEVABLE dinner at Luke’s restaurant. I couldn’t stop tweeting about the meal. This 19 year old chef is a genius.
Guess who will be going back to Kingston soon? (and Picton and Sandbanks)?
Here’s some travel info for you: