Monday, May 3, 2010
Collingwood Day 1 (WARNING! Lots of Images!) @ 11:02 PM
I was back on Sunday evening from my trip. It was short lived but I had a really great time. Blue Mountain is such a beautiful area. I can imagine how much more beautiful it is in the winter time! I would definitely go back... Probably within this summer ;)
Lots of images ahead. Please enjoy~~
Here we are in the middle of our 2hr journey to Collingwood. We're actually probably very near it already because I could see the mountains in this picture. We were too busy talking for me to take pictures in the beginning~ It was actually raining on our way there but thank godness that it stopped before we went on the tour!
Our firs stop was the longest suspension bridge in Ontario. It had a nice view of the Collingwood area~
Tree top walk! It was really fun although some of the boards were creeking and some bridges were slanted. Required a lot of upper muscle strength to unhook and hook the safety hooks that kept us from falling. Overall extremely fun and safe :)
When I looked at the trees... I thought... "Twilight". Minus all the dead tree logs on the floor.
Little chipmunk! It was not afraid of people! It kept running around and looking at us eat our granola bars. Maybe it wanted one?
Our next stop was a into a "cavernous" area that supposedly formed from large rocks that eroded through the many years. It was extremely cold down there because there was some type of tree beneath the ground that naturally cool the area. You could also see a layer of fog down below. Also, snow and ice were in some areas of the ground!
Our last stop on the tour was zip lining down 1000 foot back to the log cabin where we parked. It was a controlled speed so you weren't flying down at incredible speeds. Had a very nice scenic view of the area~
After that we drove 6 minutes to the Blue Mountain resort area and checked in at our hotel. We were so tired and felt so dirty from hanging out in the woods.
↓↓↓Mini tour of our room↓↓↓
After 2hours of getting ready (hey, we're girls~) we finally headed out for dinner at a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant called Tholos. We sat in outside because the weather was very nice and also they did not have any tables inside because they were having a party inside. Pity because it looked very nice inside and the interior was the reason why we wanted to go there. We read about it on the pamphlet that had a map of the restaurants and shops in the resort. It was nice until it got dark and windy! Our dinner lasted for 2 hours~
Breath taking view of the mountains from our table. Imagine having dinner whilst looking at such a lovely scenery. Romantic right?
My friend's Horiatiki salad.
My Marinara Mussels.
Garlic Butter Leek Mussels
We saw the next table having these pans of flaming cheese so we looked in the menu to find it. It's called Saganaki. It's a type of cheese called kefalograviera that is pan fried and then flambéed right in front of your eyes. I was too busy admiring the flames to take a picture. However, if you're a cheese lover like me, you would've loved this appetizer. However it's a once a while treat because it was SO SALTY. Still good though!
The only different dish at our table. My friend's seafood linguine of black tiger shrimps, mussels, sea scallops and lobster tail in white wine rose sauce and covered in more cheese.
The rest of us ordered the same thing. We all wanted to eat portabello mushrooms. We ordered a vegetarian dish of portabello mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, grilled zucchini, roasted red peppers, baby spinach with caper roasted peper sauce and lima beans. There was a strong taste of balsamic vinegar.
After our satisfying yet long dinner, we walked around the resort. It was about 11pm. Although the stores were closed, (no dessert it meant T___T) there were still many people walking around the resort. Very lively place~ Almost made you wanna stay out there with them. There was a little lake and board walk that took you to the other side. We sat down on the other side at these big colourful chairs for a bit before heading back~~
We retreated back to our hotel to play board games, drink and eat junk foods until 4am. Here's me showing off my game piece because I won the game of therapy~~
I'll post day 2's pictures tomorrow~~