Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great day out..........and the giveaway.

We took my brother up to Blue Mountain in Collingwood for a day out on Monday.  Dh has never been before, and me and my  brother hadn't been there for 30 years.  It's a big ski resort, but is still busy during the summer, with people hiking, mountain biking and just enjoying the area. 

There was a gondola ride up to the top of the mountain.  You could walk up the mountain, however as you know I am totally allergic to exercise and with temperatures in the low 40's with the humidity, onto the gondola we went!!!

Have to admit not keen on heights, but the view was stunning.

That's the Blue Mountain village at the bottom of the mountain, with Georgian Bay in the background.  It was quite hazy with the humidity.
Another view of the village.

This was one of the neat lifts that was used to carry mountain bikes to the top of the mountain.

We went to Firehall Pizza for lunch and it was really good.
Finally we saw this truck, thought our other brother would love it.

We were quite impressed with the place and it looks like a fun place to stay.  However we are not winter sports lovers; come to think of it, can't say we are summer sports lovers either!!

All in all we had a smashing day with good company.

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Gill!! It looks like you had a wonderful day!! The weather certainly looks gorgeous and that view really was stunning!

Denise said...

That's a great day out with lovely photos.
An English Girl Rambles

Leiani said...

What a lovely day out. And including the photos just brings it alive as I read it! Thanks.

LizBeth said...

My DH would want to bring the truck home. He found an old motor grader he thought would be fun to have. No way! Not in MY yard.

Liz, The Republic

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fantastic views Gill and you were very brave to ride on the gondola. A x

Rose said...

Nice views you had for the ride up....I wonder if I would like the heights or not. When I was a kid, heights did not bother me at all, but now that I am getting older...they do.

The Witch said...

Beautiful pictures Gill,
That use to be a very booming industry town that made Blue Mountain Pottery.I have a few vases and just love them. You can find some pieces at Value village and yard sales though it is really getting hard to find. It use to employ over 200 people in it's hay day.

John said...

Hi Gill, Looks like you had a great time - will put up my images from Tasmania in a few days time (150, phewww! Think I'll post a photobucket link! LOL!)