Last month, my family went to visit Ottawa, with a stop over at Prince Edward County Lavender field. The lovely boutique, heavenly scent, and beautiful lavender, with a cup of coffee and a sandwich under the tree, it couldn’t be any more relaxing! If you ever go to eastern Canada in July, it’s a nice break over there.
As you may know, it’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year, and Parks Canada decided to issue this Discovery Pass for all Canada’s national parks and historic sites in 2017. I ordered the pass, and visited my first national park in May: Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario.
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This happened a lot while my family was travelling around San Francisco, because of succulents, LOL. I am sorry if you found seeing a family of three shooting succulents in front of people’s house strange, because we came from Canada, succulents cannot be grown outdoor here, so we’ve never seen such huge ones in Toronto.
A gorgeous aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum in front of a really nice house in the sea cliff area.
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My original plan for San Francisco did not include Napa Valley at all. I thought, okay, it’s just winery, nothing special, I’ve been to wineries in Ontario a lot. However, this family friend highly recommended it to us, and she said it’s very different than Ontario wineries. So I did a day trip to Napa Valley.
We visited three wineries:
1. Domaine Chandon – The very first winery from France. They are known for their sparkling wines. It’s not my thing, so we moved on.
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I planned a short trip with my parents during the past holiday to San Francisco; tried to escape from the snow and cold, as well as some sight seeing and exploration of new culture.
We took an early flight so that we can arrive San Francisco early, and utilize the rest of the day. Both my parents and I bought a T-Mobile tourist sim card for $30 USD after arrival, which includes 2GB of data, and unlimited USA calling and text messages. I booked a one bedroom suite in the Richmond district on Airbnb, 5 mins walk to Golden Gate Park. Rental car was booked on the 3rd day because we were heading to Monterey and Hwy 1.
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