Last Friday, Nuno, took an unexpected day off work. Our girls didn't have school that day and the local fall color report listed that the foliage at Algonquin Park was at its peak for viewing, sooo my darling husband whisked us off for a surprise overnight getaway! If you've never heard of Algonquin Park, I can tell you that it's probably the most famous provincial park in Ontario, as well as one of the best places to admire fall foliage at its peak. Tourists come from all over the world at this time of year to see the vibrant red and sugar maples of this region. We are lucky we live just a wee two-hour drive away. It makes for a perfect day trip!
I would love to take you along on our leaf peeping drive through Algonquin Park. Would you like to join us? There's plenty of room for all! Nuno will drive and all we have to do is sit back and enjoy the scenery. It's a perfect day for it; endless blue skies and warm sunshine! You don't even need to bring your sweater; just a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Have I convinced you? Yes? Well then, hop in and make yourself comfortable. Here we gooooo!
The fall colors along both sides of the Highway 60 Corridor are so vibrant!
And through the magic of the Internet...
Here we are at the park gate, safe and sound. Yippee! Let's get out and have a little stretch. That's better. Let's make our way, shall we?
Our first stop is less than 10 km into the park. Look at this view! Doesn't it take your breath away? The lake is so still and smooth as glass. The sky is the prettiest shade of blue and the fall colors are spectacular, don't you agree?
Look at this splendid scene! It looks like something out of the cover of a magazine!
Ahh! This incredible vista was worth the effort, don't you think?
We should probably head on back to the car now. My feet are getting tired and I'm sure yours are too! Thank you so much for coming along with me. I had such a good time! I hope you did, too!
Oh, Rosinda, these are such beautiful photographs. Autumn colour is the one part of autumn we don't see much of in my part of Wales, so I greedily devour all that I can elsewhere. I'm so pleased for you that Nuno had an unexpected day off an that you and the girls were able to go to the beautiful Algonquin Park. Heartfelt gratitude from me for your sharing! ~~~waving~~~ReplyDelete
Hello, Debs! (waving back) I'm so glad you were able to experience a bit of autumn colour through my photos! I hope these early October days are being kind to you. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's always lovely seeing you here! xxDelete
I cannot thank you enough for sharing these amazing photos with us!
Autumn is my very favorite.
And this is why!
You captured the stunning beauty perfectly!
And such a lovely family you have too. : )
Enjoy every single moment of this gift we call fall.
Hello Billie Jo! It's so lovely to see you here! Thank you for your comments. Happy autumn to you and yours! xoDelete
Ohh thank you so much for that post. I ohhed and ahhed at every picture and gasped too. I feel like I finally had a vacation. One year if I get lucky, I'll come see October in Canada. That would be such a pleasure.ReplyDelete
Ahh, what a pleasure that would be for me! Wish you could come for a visit...see the beautiful foliage and meet our family, too! xxDelete
What gorgeous color! We have nothing like that here in my part of East Tennessee, and nothing over the mountains into North Carolina earlier in the week. Absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your comments, Nellie! Our foliage is probably much more advanced considering we are way North of you. Happy fall, friend! xxDelete
Oh, sweetie, what breath-taking photos!!! I have not heard of the park, but I will be looking it up and putting it on my list!! Soooo glorious and what a dear hubby to surprise you all with a getaway!!! Enjoy every moment of this splendid season!! We get a tiny bit of color here in the SoCal mtns but nothing like those forests of sugar maples!! Love and hugs, Sherry xoxoxReplyDelete
Thank you sweet, Sherry! Love and hugs to you and yours. Wishing you a happy October in beautiful Southern California! xxDelete
Rosinda dear, thank you so much for taking me along with you all on this glorious trip! Your sugar maples of Canada are magnificent! I love the reflections of the beauty in the lake. Such a wonderful getaway for you and your family! I had to share these lovely images with my husband--he agrees with me that your photos are beautiful. Our leaves in VA are not changing quite yet, but we will be taking a trip to our mountains soon to enjoy our changing leaves. xoxo ♥ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your comments, Martha Ellen! I'm glad you and your hubby enjoyed seeing the photos. Virginia's foliage must be beautiful, too! Hope you have a wonderful time when you leave for the mountains. Happy autumn, sweetie! xxDelete
Rosinda, I feel as though I have just taken the trip with you! Your photos are simply spectacular! What a wonderful surprise get-a-way for your family. Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us! Fall is the BEST! ♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Danielle! I was completely taken aback with the stunning foliage at the park this year! I agree with you - fall IS the best! Hope you had a lovely weekend. The maple leaves are falling steadily now. Enjoy your week and happy autumn! xoDelete
Happy October to you too, isn't it wonderful with the changing leaves and such a pretty time of year.
Thank you for 'whisking' us away with you on this colorful tour of Algonquin Park. Your photography is stunning and some of the pictures really touched me. It's the beauty of it all.
Wonderful family photo too.
Thank you for your kind comments, dear Audrey! This is my favorite time of the year, I must say! I hope you are enjoying these early October days. Happy autumn to you and yours. Thank you for visiting! xxDelete
So beautiful, Rosinda! xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Patricia! xxDelete
Wow Rosinda...Just beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the beauty of our Canadian Nature. Loved every step of the way :)
October colors are indeed gorgeous.
My favourite photo?? Family one :) of course.That beautiful family that I'm so proud to call mine.
Love all your blogs... Curious to see what is going to be you next one!!!
Sending all my Love, Hugs and Kisses to you, Nuno, Anita and Annabel <3
Hello Mom! Thank you for all your love and sweet comments. Nuno, the girls, and I are looking forward to Thanksgiving next weekend! Your turkey dinner is the best!!! So looking forward to it! xoDelete
Oh my golly Rosinda! I had never considered how absolutely stunning Autumn in Canada is, it is truly breathtaking! Thank you so much for taking us along on your unexpected weekend away, it was a pleasure to see the outstanding beauty.ReplyDelete
Algonquin Park has officially made it on to my wanderlust list :)
Thank you, dear Morwenna! I'm so glad Algonquin Park has made it to your list! It would be an absolute pleasure if you and Nathan came to visit us here in the fall! Oh, the places we'd see and the things we'd do! Happy autumn, sweetie! xxDelete
This park is AMAZING!! I remember you talking about it before, but these new photographs are just stunning!!! Love them!! Thank you for taking us on your journey and capturing the gorgeous colors of Canadian Fall.... xoxoReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Joann! I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing the photographs. Algonquin is such a beautiful park! It reminds me in many ways of your Estes Park! Sending love and happy autumn wishes...xoxoDelete