On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early and got on the Parkbus near Dufferin Station. We bounced around in the back of the school bus as we drove out of the city and onto the wide open road. Getting off the main highways was especially interesting for Luke's parents as it was an opportunity to briefly see a bit more of Southern Ontario outside of Toronto.
When we arrived in the town of Elora, it was raining. A lot.
By the time we finished our brunch, the sun had come out and then stayed out for the rest of the day! We wandered back through town and visited a viewpoint which looks over the Elora Gorge before walking over to the Elora Gorge Conservation Area itself. We briefly debated zip-lining across the gorge. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the zip-line across the gorge is not as epic as it sounds.
The walk to the Elora Gorge Conservation Area is slightly inconvenient from the town of Elora. There is only one entrance to the park and it is at the opposite end from the town. The sun was beating down on us as we made our way to the entrance, but we enjoyed the walk along the long, straight, country roads.
To reward ourselves for our hard work, we set up camp outside at a local pub and enjoyed the warm breeze as we sat in the shade and drank our pints. Wasps also seemed to be fans of the local cider that Luke's mom was drinking so that ended pretty badly for the wasp.
We spent our last hour in Elora grabbing some ice cream and wandering around the town some more