On Sunday we went for a drive. I wanted to take the scenic route somewhere so that we could bask in the beauty of Fall’s changing colors and feel the warm sunshine on our faces. Wasaga Beach, northwest of Barrie, was recommended by the grandmother of two of Seb’s classmates. Battling a cold, Sebastian was happy to make many stops to get out and feel the warm fresh air. We stopped in Barrie for a snack, sitting near Lake Simcoe, watching yellow leaves fall to the ground in weather that felt like summer. Ali drove on the way up so I could snap some photos along the way. My favorite tree was along one of the small roads, the beauty of leaving the highway behind.
We drove through Elmsdale and took a couple small town tree photos.
Eventually we made it to Wasaga Beach. Most of the food shops were already closed for the season so we ate at a nearby pub. Sebastian’s Seat2go put him right up at the table with us as we sat on the front deck outside. Pub eating in North America is so different from the UK. Pubs in the UK are family friendly until a certain time, usually after dark, while pubs here have staff and visitors that tend to give you a funny look when you bring your kid along for a beer and some pub food. We seem to find ourselves eating lunch/dinner at pubs often on road trips; it always seems to be the only option when you aren’t interested in eating at chain restaurants/fast food places. After lunch, we headed to the beach.
I love these photos of Ali and Sebastian. Although Sebastian is struggling to stand at first, their profiles are beautiful. And after Seb was up, there was no stopping him. He loved walking in the water. We did some splashing too. It was warm enough to swim after the initial shock of the cool water, but I forgot our swimmers. It didn’t matter, we had a blast. The beach was sandy and smooth, so the surface was even and easy for Sebastian to navigate with the help of his papa-daddy. We collected some seaweed and beach sand so Seb could share his adventure with his class.
I also got a good video and took loads of pictures with the camera, so stay tuned for those later in the week!