Published: September 29th 2011September 27th 2011
View from the motorhome window at Nicolston Dam Campground - awesome.
I don't think Gerry & I were prepared for how beautiful Ontario was going to be. Rolling hills, lush vegetation, lakes everywhere. And everything is so green this year. Not sure if this is unusual for the end of September, but it still looks like the middle of July. The houses are amazing - so many older homes, I'm assuming 100-200 years, made out of stone or brike, with turrets, high peaks, porches, fancy embelishments. No two houses are alike, and they are huge! Driving through the country side is spectacular - we try to miss the big cities as much as possible. Traffic around Toronto was ridiculous - even our GPS asked if we wanted to switch to "pedestrian" mode, as we were moving so slowly!
We found another beautiful campground by Alliston, ON (one of our Passport America campgrounds) -- Nicolston Dam CG. We parked right on the banks of a quiet, meandering river, with a great view from our motorhome window. Realized there were numerous golf courses in the area, so headed out right away and found a course (Silver Brooke GC), where once again, we were pretty much on our own – never saw another golfer
Motorhome view - so peaceful.
until we were done. I tried really, really hard to beat 90, as was using a new club that Chelsea & Cole had given me (TaylorMade Razor rescue club), and it has been an awesome club. Good front nine (44), but alas had an 8 on the back, so still ended up with my usual 93. Boring…..
Second day we went to see my old hometown of Richmond Hill and house that I grew up in until age 11. Parked the car and walked around the neighbourhood. Although it didn’t resemble much of what I remembered, as the trees are huge now, and there have been many renovations on most of the homes, it was amazing how many names of friends and neighbours that I could recall. Was pretty cool. Then went on to the CN Tower! The day was a little hazy, but still spectacular views. A glass floor allowed us to look down, but I just couldn’t make myself stand on it – ahhhhh! Made a quick stop at Steam Whistle Brewery for a sample – can’t turn down free beer! Our last day we went to Casa Loma, which is a castle-like estate of Sir Henry
Silver Brooke Golf course - Another golf course where we were all by ourselves!
Mill Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier/military man. An absolutely amazing house, costing over $3.5 million when it was built in 1911. Finished off the day at the Ontario Museum, but really had to hussle to cover the volume of things to see there. That is one place to have a year membership and venture there several times to be able to take it all in.
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