The boyfriend and I had one absolutely incredible day at Blue Mountain scenic caves yesterday, all thanks to my cousin Natalie who invited us to attend in the Tubb’s Romp To Stomp snowshoe event. I have a massive amount of photos to post, it was so difficult to narrow them down. Just wanted to show you how amazing it was there.
I hadn’t worn snow shoes since I was in grade school and back then we had massive heavy tennis racquet like things strapped to our feet. I remember it being difficult. So I had no idea how to put on these new devices. I borrowed mine from Tubb’s, and the Boyfriend received a free pair from Tubbs, (thanks to Natalie for hooking him up).
We had the absolute picture perfect day for Romp to Stomp. So sunny, not a gust of wind and freshly fallen snow after Friday’s 30-35cm snow storm which hit a lot of Southern Ontario. Great conditions for a 5k walk in the park ;) I wasn’t sure how many people to expect, and was pleasantly surprised at the number of people in snow shoes waiting to start!
Romp To Stomp brought out so many fun people. I was smiling throughout the whole walk with people carrying on and being funny. I mean, check out their fun dress-up gear everyone was wearing. Loads of feather boa’s, boobie scarves, tutu’s and bras outside of their clothing. Plus, there were volunteers every few hundred meters with Romp To Stomp signs and keeping us all motivated to finish the walk.
The walk seemed longer than 5k. At the halfway mark I thought we were done. Oops. Walking in snowshoes clearly isn’t as fast as a 5k running race. So, I decided to break out in a little dance for everyone. Just kidding I was completely falling on my butt here and The Boyf took the photo mid-fall.
I wasn’t left out though, other’s also had a difficult time with the snowshoes. Woman down! Part way through the trail, we had to go on a suspension bridge. I smiled through my tears, promise. Just kidding. No tears were shed. Thankfully I’m not afraid of heights but imagine if some people were? The walk across the suspension bridge worked out well, until someone started jumping on it and terrifying me. It was swaying so much I literally had to hold onto the hand rails.
The last part of the trail was the hilliest, but we managed! Here I am coming across the finish line. I think it ended up taking us the better part of an hour and a half due to all the stopping for photos and just admiring the views from the mountain.
A total of over $40,000 was raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer foundation at yesterday’s event. Afterwards, participants were given out snacks from the Maple Lodge Farms crew that were there with the huge trailer. My chicken hot dog was wolfed down.
Also spotted my cousin Natalie! Natalie the event planner, Nancy the event attender.
Upon waiting for our shuttle back to our vehicles, we were greeting with loot bags! Loved how they even have personalized Romp To Stomp pink bags. Not only that, I spotted my favorite snack in the entire world in there. Popcorn from Kernels. No joke. I’ve said it before on the blog. But when the Boyf goes away for work, I sometimes have popcorn for supper.
I want to thank eventSing and Tubbs for hooking us up to attend Romp To Stomp in Collingwood, which benefited the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
I will be putting another blog post up about the Tubbs Journey snowshoes The Boyf received. We literally had zero accumulation of snow until the weekend of Romp To Stomp, and the event was the first time he wore them for more than 10 minutes. Stay tuned for that.