Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Great Day at Rock Glen Conservation Area in Ontario!

The kids had never been to Canada before.  It was hard for them to understand that we were headed to a whole other country.  Blake kept asking "What state we were going to again?"  Lol!

We crossed the Blue Water Bridge and the kids were in awe!  Morgan was a little anxious about being up so high over the water, but Blake thought it was great!


 Even though the TomTom didn't take us directly to Rock Glen, we managed to find it fairly quickly.  A little exploring and we found the museum there.  We checked out all sorts of fossils and other cool things...

 ...then hit the trails again!  We found water and could hear the waterfall!

Some more trails, a bunch of steps, and then there it was!

Beautiful!

The water beyond the falls.

Some water dripping near the falls.

A toad enjoying the beautiful area with us.

 And while the waterfall was beautiful, the main attraction of finding fossils quickly took away the kids' attention.  The anticipation was so much for Blake that he was even looking well before we got anywhere close to the fossils.

We ended up finding several...

 ...and then the kids were satisfied with their findings and could relax.


 These are corral fossils from what we could tell from our visit to the museum.

 I don't know what this one is called, but it's super cool too!

One thing we discovered, while fossil searching, is that you get muddy! This sign was kinda cool...you could leave your muddy hand print on it!  I thought it was a very cute idea. :-)

It was my mom's idea to take the kids here.  (Great idea, Mom!)  She thought Blake especially would like a 'real' experience digging for fossils.  What's even better is each person could keep one fossil they found, so we could bring them home with us too!

The kids also experienced Tim Horton's for the first time.  I think it was my first experience having lunch there too.  I had no idea that your side item, when you bought a combo meal, was a donut!  I'm pretty sure the kids thought that was better than fries at McDonalds. :-)

2 comments:

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

Oh my goodness! We were just in Arkona for soccer on Tues night. I love reading your post about your trip to Ontario. Come again soon.

ps. My kids feel the same way about crossing the bridge into Michigan. lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've never been to Canada. Looks like a lovely place to visit and hike around. I can't believe how big the kids are getting.

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