Friday, November 26, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween is quite a tradition here and we used the occasion to visit a heritage site in Missisauga which displays Halloween traditions from past times, but also offers a lots of activities for the kids of today. And for sure Johann went "trick and treat"-ing with his friend Zara. she was dressed up as a pink and white rabbit and Johann as a lion. Too bad that daddy and Mummy had to eat almost all the sweets afterwards ;-)
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving in Upstate New York

Not far from Toronto and only separated by Lake Ontario you'll find a very different world... rural, slow-paced, charming and though very American Upstate New York. We went there for the second time and once again enjoyed its' stunning scenery with gentle hills, vineyards, little Victorian mansions decorated with the star-spangled banner, all that in the very special light and colors of autumn. Our target destination was Letchworth State Park, also called the grand Canyon of the East, a 14 miles long deep valley carved by the Genesee river over several thousands of years. We stopped at a winery, visited beautiful Hemlock lake, attended a county fair and did some hikes around the park's waterfalls. And for the records, we bought almost 2 kg of cheese from a local cheese maker to take advantage of the reasonable prices compared to Canada.
Please find the diapanorama here.