COM0014 – Blog #1: Hello Wine Country!

As most of us can relate it has been almost three years since most of us escaped and went away anywhere. COVID has got in the way of EVERYONE and has made us put our lives on hold.

Weekend getaways are not only good for your mental health, but they also help you disconnect from society. This is exactly what I needed this past Labour Day. I was able to escape the city and enjoy myself in Prince Edward County.

House in the country
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On the eastern shores of Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County is one of Ontario’s most treasured vacation spots. Especially in the summer, many people go to Sand Banks and enjoy their time on the beach. This is exactly what I needed, to enjoy a day on the beach.

Having the sand between my toes felt so relaxing, and the crystal clear blue water made me feel like I was in Mexico. It was exactly what I needed for my mental health, and since I was in the water swimming I was also exercising and staying active. During summer, I enjoy spending time on the beach with friends, and this was my first time doing so with friends since COVID came into play 2.5 years ago.

After spending the day at the beach, I headed to a friend’s family farm for a barbecue and to enjoy the country life. The feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere reminded me of my childhood when I lived on a farm. Fresh cut grass and being outside was exactly what I needed to heal my body and mind. Throughout history, nature has been regarded as a mysterious, magical force, and some studies have even shown that it can be healing.

Looking up at the stars and roasting marshmallows over the fire was the perfect way to end the summer. Prince Edward County is the perfect place for a quiet weekend getaway every now and then, and I look forward to visiting there every summer.

nighttime photo

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I would love to hear about your favourite weekend getaway spot in the comments below, and maybe I’ll consider it next time I plan a getaway!

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