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Delta Pinestone Resort

So about a month ago my friend emails me to ask if I want to go dog sledding on Easter weekend.  At first I was kind of surprised, since I don't look like your typical outdoorsy dog sledder... but I figured, why not?  I wanted to do more travelling and even if Haliburton is only 3 hours from Toronto, this is a good way to start!  Man, was it ever fun! I'm so glad my friend, Colleen convinced me to go, because it was such a great experience.

So we left Friday afternoon and headed up to the Delta Pinestone Resort, so it would be less off a rush to head to the trails in the morning. The resort was really nice.

Some nice artwork on the wall of our hotel room.
I wish I had remembered to bring my swim suit because they had a nice pool and hot tub there that we could've had all to ourselves since the resort wasn't busy. The room was a tad cold when we walked in, but when we finally found the heater it was nice and toasty for the rest of the stay.

For dinner on Friday night we went to this small, local diner called Haliburton Family Restaurant. We were all starving from the long drive up, so Colleen and I ordered about 4 plates of appetizers to split--I now know why they always say never shop when you're hungry. We tried to forced ourselves to finish all the Buffalo chicken wings, poutine, chicken fingers and nachos. It's a good think Colleen's dad and friend were there to help us out with that. :D The food was alright... not as "home made" as I thought it would be, but nonetheless still sufficient. Our waitress was really friendly. A nice 'country' atmosphere.

Dinner at Haliburton Family Restaurant.
Even the walls were lined in dog wallpaper which we found a bit coincidental taking into consideration our dog sledding journey. Back at the hotel we did some channel surfing, falling asleep to the hysterics of Spike's MXC (Most Extreme Elimination). I think we were really anxious about dog sledding because every time we looked at the clock it seemed really early and time was going by slowly.

We woke up at about 7am. Went down to Heatherwood, the resorts' restaurant, for a yummy breakfast. I ordered the eggs Benedict, so did Colleen, her dad got oatmeal and his friend got the 'Canadian Breakfast'. Breakfast was very tasty and filling. We scooted back to our rooms to pack and head out for the 30 minute drive to Winterdance Dog Sledding Tours. We were running a bit late, and to top it off 15 minutes after taking a wrong turn, we realized we were going the wrong way (when the numbers started getting smaller), so we had to turn around and double back. Just to let you know these country roads are very bumpy, and we were driving fairly fast in order to make it to the site on time... Colleen and I should've ordered the oatmeal.

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Delta Pinestone Resort
Delta Pinestone Resort
Some nice artwork on the wall of o…
Some nice artwork on the wall of …
Dinner at Haliburton Family Restau…
Dinner at Haliburton Family Resta…
Wall art at the Haliburton Family …
Wall art at the Haliburton Family…
Breakfast to start the day.
Breakfast to start the day.
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