Life in Southern Ontario

(and assorted trips from there as well)


by David "Sumoflam" Kravetz


Since Feb. 2008, I have had the opportunity to work in Woodstock, Ontario as a Japanese interpreter at the Toyota plant that is being built there.  During that time I spent a few months renting a small apartment, which was in the beautiful little river town of Paris.  I return back to Lexington about once a month, but I have spent many of my free weekends either traveling around Ontario or taking a few trips back to the States.  Following are links to many of the trip journals and photographs I have documented as I "Enjoy the Ride" in Southern Ontario and the surrounding region.  One thing that I have come to realize...many of us are way too busy traveling the freeways of life and we miss all the little things.  Every town and village has a story!!


Obviously, I miss my sweet wife Julianne, but, in order to keep my mind off of that, I am making new friends and finding many wonderful places to take adventures to.  Click on the links below to see the full stories!

Paris, Ontario - My former home away from home with some other interesting sites in the area



Jakeman's Maple Farm - One of Canada's premier Maple Syrup farms.  See how its made and how we enjoyed it


Nightmares & Dreams - I took a trip to Cleveland and was devastated by a nightmarish car accident



Yard Art, Swans and Mennonites - Amazing what an afternoon's drive around southern Ontario can provide for fun



Southern Ontario with my friends - Join me and my 14 Japanese buddies from Toyota on a day trip around Southern Ontario.



Camp 31 - THE BEST BBQ I have ever had!!


Philadelphia - I take a trip to see my buddy Aaron Boone play an Arena Football game and have all sorts of adventures.



West Virginia/W. Pennsylvania - Coming back to Ontario I decide to deviate from the usual freeways and make my way along the Ohio River in West Virginia.  Heck, I even made my way to Mars!!


Woodstock/Oxford County, Ontario - Where I work.  Historic buildings, cows and interesting swamp stories.


Sparta, Ontario - A trip to a quant little burg in SW Ontario


Paris Bakery: A Brant County institution with some great goodies


Mennonite Country, Elora Gorge - A nice trip through the backroads along the Grand River


Toronto: China Town, Kensington Market, Casa Loma, Greektown, CN Tower


Paris, Ontario II:  Another day in Paris...lawn bowling, canoes and old homes.



Waterfalls: Dundas/Hamilton Waterfalls and Niagara Falls


Burger Joints, Poutine and Variety Stores:  Common sights and tastes in Canada


Airstream International and Wally Byam Caravan Club International: Jackson Center, OH


Along the Ohio and Allegheny Rivers in Ohio, W. Virginia and Pennsylvania


The Walters Family Dinner Theatre, Bright, ON


Going through Hell (MI) and other places in and around Michigan (and Ontario too)


More SW Ontario I: Baseball, Crokinole, Shakespeare and Swans


More SW Ontario II: Norwich, Otterville, Grand River, Caledonia and tobacco kilns


Family visit to Ontario over July 4th Weekend


Cambridge, Ontario and surrounds


Oshawa Rotarian Ribfest 2008 in Oshawa, Ontario


Covered Bridges of Central Ohio and other fun places


Erie Canal, Big Bridges and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania




Oshawa and along Lake Ontario through Toronto and Mississauga


Peterborough, Millbrook, Brantson


Trips to and from Kentucky


Hamtramck, Michigan


Some roadside guidance provided by......


 See more of Sumoflam's Trip Journals