So knowing we didn't have tons of time and didn't want to drive super far with Sadie we opted for a puppy-friendly cottage in Lakefield called Seldom Scene, a bed and breakfast with a guest cottage on the property. And what a property!! Log cabin, by a quiet windy river, meadow nearby, gazebo with loungers, a hammock, and inside the cabin you find all the luxuries of home including a jacuzzi bathtub, a super duper fancy Swiss shower with lights and a phone, espresso machine, homemade breakfasts brought to our door every morning along with brownies and muffins warm from the oven and hell, even a couple dirty movies in the cabinet for those you so inclined.
And as good a time as Marc and I had, I think Sadie had three times that much fun. She met her first turtle, chased her first frogs, spent most of her time diving headfirst into ditches filled with daisies and when she wasn't laying in the sun she was showing us how fast she could run all around the yard. I'm also happy to report that she now will successfully respond to the phrase "Sadie get the bug!!"
As for Marc and I , we happily explored the surprisingly lovely, lovely town of Peterborough. I don't know why I expected that town to be awful but it is quite the contrary. Great restaurants (had amazing tapas at a place called Elements), great little boutiques, killer cafes.....yup, Peterborough is officially awesome. We also managed to take a side trip to Port Hope, one of the best places to antique in Ontario and cuz we're those kind of people we did antique our faces off and picked up some great pieces (which I'll do a separate post about). Managed a trip to Michael Thomas's amazing shop which went splendidly well and we found a great early 1900's office chair made in Kitchener. So pretty and so comfortable!
We took another side trip up to the Kawartha Country Winery where they make some of Canada's best fruit wines. And trust me, these aren't the awful fruit wines that your mom and college roommate drank. This is the good stuff. We went and were spoiled rotten and sampled a pile of delicious beverages and left with a case full of fruity deliciousness, including a Golden Plum wine, a dry Rhubarb, a Blackcurrant, and an amazing bottle of Blackcurrant Port that knocked my port-loving socks off.
And really, other than that, we pretty much holidayed and then some. Here are some pics: