I haven’t posted anything on this site for a while – a long while. It has been four months now that we have been staying close to home and practising physical distancing. Sadly, that means that there are no big road trips in our immediate future. This will be the first summer in ten years that we are not packing up and venturing east to Cape Breton – our favourite home away from home.
I have realized over the last few months how much we took for granted hopping in the car and heading to some of our favourite spots for summer fun – Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH, Zehnders Splash Village in Frankenmuth, MI, or Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, ON.
Personally, I am longing for a shopping trip to Grove City, PA or Birch Run, MI. My husband is lamenting the fact that he won’t be able to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, and the kids just want to go to Canada’s Wonderland. But, we are staying home for the greater good and trying to make the most of our staycation.
We purchased some fun big floaties for my Dad’s pool, and we’ve been sampling all the local ice cream stores. We’re planning to get away for a week in August (still in Ontario) and we are all looking forward to that.
Once things open, I don’t think we’ll ever take for granted the freedom to eat in a restaurant, ride a roller coaster or browse in a gift shop – touching all the touristy tchotchkes.
We are also keeping a list of all the places we want to go once we can. We have friends and relatives to visit and new adventures to explore. We are also wondering when we will get back to the most magical place on earth… likely not for a while.
In the meantime we’ll keep exploring the wonder that’s around us and we’ll keep compiling a list of the places we plan to go once we can. Summer just doesn’t feel like summer without a road trip, but we are 100% for doing what’s needed to keep ourselves and all Canadians healthy and safe.