Monday, October 3, 2016

Girls Trip 2016 - Kingston

Happy Monday everyone! I can't believe the weekend is already over. I'm pretty sad to see it come to an end because it was filled with fun! 

In the summer, a few girlfriends and I decided it would be fun to pack up, take a road trip and just have a girls weekend away. See some sights, eat good food and just spend time with the girls! We decided on Kingston, Ontario as there was lots to see and yet was not too far away! 

Friday was the day we were taking off! We loaded up the cars Friday morning and hit the road! 

We stayed at the Holiday Inn waterfront hotel and our rooms had amazing views! 

We started our afternoon with some girl talk and drinks as we settled into our rooms. 

We headed around the corner to Lonestar for supper! Yum! Our hotel was a great location! We were in walking distance to almost EVERY thing to see and do in Kingston. 

That evening we had a haunted walk around Kingston. It was a great way to walk around the downtown area and see all of the beautiful architecture! Truly breathtaking! 

The next morning we had a quick Tim's breakfast and coffee. #Canadiangirls 

We had a 9 AM tour at the historical Kingston Penitentiary. This has been something I have wanted to visit for a while and was so excited to get the chance. The prison had recently closed in 2013 and the signs of operation were still everywhere! So neat!  

The best part was that old correctional officers were working and at each stop, you would hear a story of their time and the way things worked. It was the oldest running prison in Canada! 

We headed next door to the museum that was in the old Warden's house. There you could view old punishment tactics, creative Shiv's and even stop inside a real cell. 

We headed back to the downtown core for lunch reservations. When you google "best restaurant in Kingston", Woodheads Pizza comes up time and time again! And it did not disappoint. Wood burning pizza oven with amazing combination of pizza toppings. The best part was that all four of us girls got a different pizza and were able to share! 

After lunch we loaded up and went shopping at the outlets in Kingston and Cataraqui Centre. We literally shopped until we dropped! 

And our Fall girls trip needed some Pumpkin Spice Latte's. 

Things were getting silly as we listened to some music on the way back! Bonnie started channeling her inner Carrie Underwood and wanted "Jesus Take The Wheel". 

We relaxed for a bit, freshened up and walked to Jack Astors. We opted to sit out on the patio. At first I thought this was crazy and we were all going to freeze. But there were heaters and it wasn't that cold. Plus sitting up on the top made for some amazing views around Kingston! 

We all ordered appetizers to split rather then each get a big meal! It was a great idea! Our own little buffet! 

With full bellies, we headed back for PJ's and drinks until passed midnight. 

Saint Kerry Lynn who was up early went and brought everyone coffee to have while we got ready for the day and packed. 

The trunk was much more full on the way home! 

We decided before hitting the road to take one last walk around Kingston. By the water and by The Tragically Hip Way! 

I arrived home to the biggest hugs from Sam! It was the best! While he napped, I attempted to sleep and then gave up. I got up and got to crazy organizing mode. Cleaning out summer closest stuff, putting away new purchases and getting some meal prep done! Look at this color tray for salad lunch! Yum! 

I'm a little sad that girls weekend is over. For so long I have been anticipating this weekend away where I can just spend time for me. While I really do enjoy time with my boys, there is something about a girls only trip that can re-charge the batteries! 



  1. Wow, you ladies know how to have a great weekend! I love Kingston....I met my sweetie Reg there, when we were student. Our twins were born there too. Happy memories, thanks.

  2. That's awesome that you went away for a girls weekend! It sounds like you had lots of fun too :)