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

 

COMING SOON

 

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

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