Treehouse bathrooms and riding on cows (Consecon-Presquille)

treehouse bathrooms and riding on cows; our 500-km adventure on bicycles with 3 kids 6 and under

It’s been a while since I’ve written about our bicycling adventure. My original intention had been to write blog posts while we were on the road, but no data plan and sheer exhaustion at the end of each day prevented me from doing so.

The intention then changed to writing at least one post a week after getting home, so I could recount our adventures while they were still fresh in my mind. But then, life happened, my writing business got really busy, I remembered that a new homeschooling year is just around the corner… and updating the blog sort of fell off by the wayside.

But we had such an amazing time during this bicycling adventure, I really want to share the details with you. While I had kept a journal, I somehow managed to lose it (what’s new?), so I’ll be relying on the pictures to remember the events. So if something seems out of place in the timeline, bear with me 🙂

On May 31st, we travelled from Wellington, ON, to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, passing through Consecon along the way.

It was a lovely trek. We stopped in Consecon to check out a bike shop where we were supposed to be staying, but it ended up not working out to stay there. The shop was quite interesting, and the owners a bit gruff. But K-girl told me I must write about this bicycle shop, because they had “the coolest ‘tree house’ bathroom ever” inside. So here we are.

After buying our extra bike bells and before heading out, we decided to use the bathroom in the shop. To get to it, you had to go up a ladder that led to a second-level bathroom that had no door. Granted, it was sort of hidden in the back portion of the shop, so it didn’t matter much. It really did look like a bit of a tree house – a wooden platform with wooden beams and the little wooden ladder (which G-boy was  a little hesitant to go down afterwards, but we made it). There were quotes painted all over the wall, and it was a neat little bathroom in a neat little shop.

The owners seem to be against technology, and there were signs plastered all over to warn customers to “use your devices outside” and to let you know that “TV sucks – Ride your Bike.”

Personally, I think any extremism like this is a bit ridiculous, but the shop was neat and although the lady was  a bit rude, the staff was helpful with letting us know a good route to get to Presqu’ile. I would link to their website, but as you might have guessed, they don’t have one, and I can’t remember the name of the shop. It might be Bloomfield Bike Company, but I’m not 100% sure.

When we were done at the bike shop, we continued riding and stopped at Strato’s Pizza for lunch. The owner was a delight to speak with and gave us great service, being ultra-understanding when one of the kids knocked over their pop. I highly recommend this place – the food was delicious and the service superb. Oh, and there was a cow statue outside, which the children really enjoyed “riding.”

We made our way to the provincial park afterwards. Have you ever met anyone who was completely against technology? Let me know in the comments.

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