Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lower Chedoke Falls

Directions from Hwy 403:  From Hwy 403 take the Aberdeen Ave. exit and travel approximately 1 km until Studholme Rd. Turn right onto Studholme Rd. Turn left onto Beddoe Dr. and follow to Chedoke Civic Golf Course. At the eastern end of the parking lot, follow the Chedoke Radial Trail you will see a fence on the right and you will go through that fence and start walking through an are filled with rocks. It is somewhat difficult to walk through here and you will want to make sure you have proper foot wear as you will get wet and can be slippery in some areas.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Saying Good-bye to our dog

 Doogle came in to our life in 2007 when he was just 2 yrs old. He was given to us by friends and he immediately fit in to our family lifestyle. My Husband always wanted a dog but having a dog is a huge responsibilty. But we were lucky to get Doogle. He was a  Shih Tzu and he was perfect for our family as he was lazy,quiet, calm and good with our children.

But as he grew older Doogle came down with a few issues. Anxiety issues which led to many sleepless nights due to thunder and lightning storms, even loud trucks and of course fire crackers. Even within the past couple of years he injured his back while jumping off furniture.

Doogle was not the kind of dog that many people dream of having. He did not greet you when you came home from work or school. He rarely waged his tail. He even preferred to stay close to home then go for a long walk. But he was our Doogle and when he came looking for attention you better be ready.

Each one of my family had a different relationship with Doogle. My youngest son always had to find Doogle at his bed time to give him a kiss good night. My oldest son slept with Doogle in our basement as Doogle felt more comfortable there. My husband had a special bond with Doogle, he was Doogle's master. He loved Doogle with all his heart. My relationship with Doogle was also very strong, I loved holding him when he let me and just petting him.

But things changed last weekend when Doogle reinjured his back while trying to jump onto a high raised bed. He fell awkwardly backwards and that led to a serious life ending injury. Within 24hrs of Doogle being hurt we noticed a severe change in Doogle, he was having difficulty walking. My husband took Doogle to the vets who gave him a thorough examination including xrays and blood work. The xrays showed that one of his discs in his lower back had ruptured. He was given pain meds and muscle relaxers to help get Doogle back on his feet. But after 4 days of constant rest, not eating or drinking and even having more difficulty walking Doogle was taken back to the vets and was put to sleep.

Today was a very sad and emotional day for my family. Doogle will always be in our hearts and cherished in our thoughts. He will be missed beyond words. RIP Doogle.

Thursday September 4 2014
9 1/2 years old

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hoggs Falls and Eugenia Falls

 This waterfall has water flow all year round. Quick to get to from parking lot. Trail is not fenced so becareful as it is deep near waterfalls.
Free parking

 To reach Hoggs Falls, turn west on Grey Rd. 4 off of Highway 10 at Flesherton. After 1 mile (1.6 km.) turn left at East Back Line and then turn right on Lower Valley Rd. After about .5 mile (.8 km.) you will find parking on the left side. The falls are a short walk from the parking lot.

Falls is close to parking lot and surrounded with a stone wall.
Very big open area inside the wall
Waterfall has good flow through spring and slower through late summer
 free parking

Directions: Take Grey Road 13 into the village of Eugenia.
  Eugenia Falls, which is found in the village of Eugenia, can be reached from Flesherton by taking the Highway 4 turnoff.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Museum now houses over forty aircraft, and also an extensive aviation gift shop and exhibit gallery. The Museum is open daily except Christmas Day and New Years' Day. Special events take place throughout the year and facilities including the main aircraft exhibit area can be rented for private events.

            9280 Airport Road 
             Mount Hope ON 
           L0R 1W0 
          right at Hamilton International Airport. 

You are able to go on some planes

We had a guided tour outside to look at more planes and the guided tour was well explained and we were outside about half and hour  

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