The boo and I decided to stay put this summer but we made sure to pepper it with weekend getaways. Up first, for his birthday, we went to Tobermory for the weekend. We left in the afternoon on Friday and drove for 3 hours to Tara to check in to The Doctor's House B&B. But before we got there, we stopped by Kettle's Back Home Cooking for dinner.
While we were driving, we came across many restaurants but Kettle's, which is in the middle of nowhere had tons of cars in the parking lot. We even had to wait 3 tables before getting a seat in the restaurant. The food was hearty home cooking and so so delicious. I had the ribs and Nick had the fish and chips. They each came with a salad (coleslaw or bean salad) and a side of peas and potatoes. And who can say no to rhubarb pie for dessert? The best part was, all of this only came up to $31! We were so impressed by this place, we stopped by the next day for a burger, sandwich and another piece of pie for take out on our way home.
The Doctor's House B&B was so cute and our hosts were very knowledgeable of the area and hospitable. Our room, called the School House was decorated accordingly so. The old school house desks were a nice touch. In the morning, we had breakfast in the cute dining room where we feasted on fruit and yogurt, orange juice and their specialty, the Barvarian Pancake with maple syrup.
After breakfast, we checked out and drove another 1.5 hours to Tobermory. We wanted to go to see the Grotto first in the Bruce Peninsula National Park but they wouldn't let us in because the parking lot was full. We decided to drive to Tobermory first for lunch.
We got fish and chips at the Monkey's Fist and their fries were our favourite! We almost wanted to get a second order and sit by the harbour and watch the boats.
We went back to the Bruce Peninsula National Park at 4pm and they finally let us in! The hike from P1 to the Grotto was about half an hour and we were rewarded with the bluest water I've seen in Canada! It was so magical to look at and climbing the grotto was just the adventure we needed. We drove home that night, stopping at the Kettle's Back Home Cooking for takeout.