Well, the long weekend has come and gone. My wife and I really wanted to get out of the city. The weather was atrocious. We had been stuck in a rut for a while. We were bored out of our skulls from socialising and sipping tea with friends and needed a road trip. Thought about going to Montreal. The weather was worse there and for a couple who don’t enjoy partying and going out to clubs, it was a bit futile since walking around the city was out of the question with the weather. Then we thought of driving to Boston. Same scenario. Then we’re like fine, lets go somewhere even warmer than that. And we picked Myrtle Beach. The whole week leading up to the weekend it had been 25C in South Carolina The whole week after the weekend was being forecasted as 25C. Just the entire weekend was going to be below 10C. That really pissed me off. I had been prepared to drive fifteen hours to be in a different environment with my wife where I’d feel like I was away from Toronto and it was just too damn cold. Then I started wondering if other Torontonians were stuck in the same conundrum. Were you guys stuck with the idea of wanting to do something and not having anything to do? My question to you all is, what are my options? Where else could I have gone. Skiing season is over so I couldn’t do that either. It wasn’t just the cold, I knew as long as I was in Ontario it would be cold. So at that point I’d settle for doing even touristy things locally within an hour or two’s worth of drive. Are there any parts of Southern Ontario that are worth visiting in times like this? As a purebred city boy, I pose the question out to you readers. Are there any areas worth visiting at the edges of Georgian Bay for example? Or anywhere else for that matter.
Eventually, I ended up with a generic weekend of going bowling with a few friends, playing some trivial pursuit and ending up at the Ontario Science Center. But all that didn’t solve my solution of getting out of the city. If you guys were stuck in the same situation, where all could you/would you go for a weekend within a few hours drive?
For all who care, this is the forecast for the next 5 days.