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  • Well, we have arrived. Welcome to the owl  suite! Now we're going to give you a tour.  

  • Wipe those shoes clean and then we go in. Here  we are. This is home sweet home for the night!

  • I'm feeling pretty proud of myselfWe managed to get the fire going.

  • This is the current situation. It's so nice  by the fire that we put the mattresses on  

  • the ground right by it. Hello hello! How's  everyone doing? Welcome welcome to a new video.  

  • Sam and Audrey here ready to take you on  another unique stay. Yeah another road trip,  

  • another spring adventure here in Canada. A little  rain trickling down we have this uncanny ability  

  • to basically have three or four sunny days just  before our trip, and then we bring on the rain  

  • as soon as the trip begins. So basically for this  trip we are going to be taking you guys to a tiny  

  • cabin in the woods. We're driving about two hours  north of Toronto to a place called Severn Bridge  

  • and yeah i'm really looking forward to it. Another  rural escape like we've said before, it's not that  

  • hard to get away from the GTA, to get away from  the hustle and bustle and out in nature. And so  

  • we've intentionally chosen to take countryside  roads, so we're going gonna be going through  

  • farmland, through forests, through rural areasMost importantly not too much traffic. Yeah,  

  • whenever we do these getaways like I purposely try  to avoid the highway and I choose the back roads.  

  • Yeah, just so that we can kind of get into the  vibe you know start relaxing. Yeah, otherwise you  

  • just feel like you're going from one city to the  next yeah, so yeah we're intentionally choosing  

  • to go zigzagging all over the place and that's  gonna make it a little bit more fun. So yeah  

  • we're basically gonna hit the road, keep driving  north and we'll see you guys in a bit. And I also  

  • wanted to mention that this video is sponsored  by Babbel but more on them later so stay tuned.

  • It's rolling guys finally lunchtime. We've  been driving around for a while. It's been  

  • like two hours, we are so hungry and  we came to a place called Weber's  

  • um in Orillia north of Orrilia which is  really close to the cabin where we're staying  

  • and this is diner burgers my friends. Yeah, diner  burgers, charcoal-grilled burgers. Yeah and they  

  • have such a limited menu and I mean that iscompliment so you know it's going to be good. All  

  • they do is burgers, hot dogs, fries, poutine and  I think that's basically it. Sodas and milkshakes,  

  • classic diner food. So guys, I got a triple  patty burger. I went for pure greed. As for me,  

  • I went for the classic cheeseburger  you can see it here. It is so juicy  

  • it's just perfection really it's got finely  chopped white onions, pickles, tomato, mustard.

  • So hungry. And that's just thing about these road  trips, is once you get away from the city and  

  • you're along the highway or in the countrysidethere's all of these cool roadstop type of places.  

  • You can go to diners coffee shops here and there  fast food places there's just whatever you're  

  • craving, you can find it. And the cool thing about  this place, one of the reasons i wanted to come  

  • is because this restaurant is actually kind of  like on a boxcar train and they have a whole  

  • bunch of old train carriages on rails, and like  they have a picnic area. Obviously because of the  

  • pandemic all of that is shut down. Like there's  no social seating or anything like that, but if  

  • you come here in the summertime, like this would  be such a great place to have an outdoor meal on a  

  • weekend picnic. I mean and you cand tell that this  place has good food because there was a lineup to  

  • go in and this is like totally off hours. Like  you're eating at what middle afternoon and on a  

  • rainy great day, on a random rainy day. And let me  show you the poutine, you can see it right here.  

  • Trying not to let the gravy drip. And if you  haven't had poutine, if you're not from Canada,  

  • and you haven't had a chance to try it, it's  french fries, cheese curd, and gravy. Perfect!

  • Well, we have arrived. Welcome to the owl suite!  

  • Now we're going to give youtour, so come along down the trail.

  • Wipe those shoes clean, somewhat, and then  we go. Okay, so welcome welcome here we are  

  • this is home sweet home for the night this is  actually meant to be a cabin for four people  

  • as you can probably tell from the bunk beds we  have over here but tonight it is just the two bus  

  • it is so are we going to take the bottom two then  i think so yeah and yeah i mean it's basically  

  • one room open space open concept what you see is  what you get right now we are in the living area  

  • we have two nice chairs to sit on there's a little  ottoman we also have a stove a wood burning stove  

  • which we desperately need to light because the  sun is going down it's starting to cool yeah it's  

  • beyond essential it's already cool yes right now  it's gonna be cold tonight it's gonna be cold soon  

  • and one thing to mention about this place is  that you have to bring your own bedding so if  

  • we had forgotten our sleeping bags that would not  have been fun actually i think they rent like bed  

  • sheets and blankets over in the main house but you  do have to pay yeah so i brought a sleeping bag  

  • also a warm fleece blanket and i brought a pillow  times two so we're basically all set yeah you  

  • can see my my set's over here yours is over there  yes oh so this one's mine i'm closest to the fire  

  • of course of course of course you claim that of  course of course and yeah as we showed you guys  

  • earlier we already bought some firewood it was  five dollars for uh like a bundle of big logs  

  • another five dollars for a bundle of kindling and  then the fire starters which are really just pine  

  • cones those are one dollar and they also had  some newspaper and they did leave a little bit  

  • of wood for us so like get it yeah we've gotlot yeah but it would not have been enough for  

  • the whole night no we needed some no exactly and  it's cool it's just by uh it's uh the honor system  

  • just dropped the money in the box so we slipped  a couple fibers in there and we paid for our  

  • firewood sure did so now i guess we'll show  you the outside so i will grab the camera  

  • and samuel yes let's go on out let's go on it  guys welcome to the great outdoors welcome welcome  

  • out here we have trees we have the sounds of  nature and i am standing on a deck yeah yeah our  

  • little porch deck but yeah this is this would beperfect place to lounge especially imagine coming  

  • here in the summer when the sun doesn't set till  like close to 10 o'clock you could be out here  

  • catching some breeze and then as we come down here  you can see these are the steps to get up to the  

  • cabin and then what's really cool over here we've  got a picnic bench yeah so we can come out have a  

  • little snack and more importantly if we wanted to  start a fire we have the option of a fire pit yes  

  • and i've noticed multiple fire pits around this  entire site there are other cabins and we have  

  • other things to show you too we have the outhouse  and the trail and all that other good stuff  

  • but um we'll do that in a little while all right  we're gonna start this fire because i can barely  

  • feel my hands anymore they're starting to go numb  i already put on a sweater this is my wonderful  

  • sweater so yeah um i'm gonna do it tp style so  i got some paper newspaper just crumpled it up  

  • yeah and now i'm going to build a little teepee  on top of that perfect let us begin kindling  

  • kindling yeah the key is to have it crossing  over one another yeah and you need to have lots  

  • of space underneath for the fire to catch fire's  starting 101 right yeah the fire needs to breathe  

  • it needs to breathe fire i think a lot of people  have trouble getting it started they just they  

  • stack the logs on too quickly and they don't  create enough space i'm also going to throw in  

  • uh a pine cone they call this a fire starterdon't know if they've treated it like it's got  

  • a thread like something running through it so  we're gonna go light that up also we're running  

  • low on matches guys we've got we've got six so  we make yeah we might wanna get another pack from  

  • the house count otherwise that won't be fun here  he goes match number one of six use them wisely  

  • oh good good job audrey get it going on  that paper watch it catch number two time  

  • get it from multiple places yeah put it on  the other paper now we're now we're talking  

  • well i'm feeling pretty proud of  myself we managed to get the fire going  

  • and we are not gonna let it go out i'm just  waiting for the little kindling and like the  

  • little branches to really really get going and  then we'll add a big log and tonight we're gonna  

  • have to actually wake up every few hours and feed  it because when we stayed in the mongolian yurt  

  • we let her go on rotation huh oh my gosh  we froze that night in the in the wee hours  

  • i think we go to bed at like 10 or 11 we get up at  two or three yeah and we load it again and we're  

  • good to go until load her up hey put that log  in put her in put her in put her in there we go

  • look at that that looks good  rip roaring goodness huh  

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  • really taken the time to learn spanish and  there's been you know instances where we've  

  • met relatives and yeah i just haven't been able  to communicate with them as well as i'd like to  

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  • learned how much argentines like to talk because  he got to listen to a few monologues where like  

  • relatives were just going on and on in spanish  and he was just like kind of nodding my head  

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  • really well what i like about it is that it's very  interactive there's an audio and visual component  

  • there's some matching sequences i can follow  along with dialogues because i love the  

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  • audrey i audrey i'm surprised you're  escaping the warmth of the fire  

  • oh i know i know it actually got really  nice and toasty there yeah but we've decided  

  • we're gonna go for a hike there's a nice little  trail on the property it's called the art trail  

  • also i noticed our battery is flashing red  flashing low one bar i hope you've brought  

  • something yeah fortunately i do have some extra  batteries in the backpack this is this is where  

  • the path becomes a swamp look at this guy right  yeah just as we started our journey came to hold  

  • there there must be another way it is it is  spring everything is melting so i don't think  

  • we can walk this way a tour of the outhouse since  we're on our hike and we're going past the toilet  

  • i know you guys have all been waiting for this  yeah the toilet time let's go check it out  

  • all right so before we even go in we've got hand  sanitizer i'm going to use a bed nice sink nice  

  • sink all right let's go in okay so the first thing  you notice is this washroom is for number one  

  • only oh really safe number two for the big house  oh okay we have got a typical composting toilet  

  • and of course toilet paper some backup stuff here  nice basic bathroom we have to use the toilet at  

  • night we shall go here and there's a shower that  is locked yeah that's a summer shower yeah so  

  • inside of the main house there are um just normal  toilets and there's also normal showers so you can  

  • grab a towel in there and take a shower in the  morning so that's probably what we're gonna do  

  • so we have found the trail we are on the forest  art walk you know what i'm starting to see why  

  • why the fancy name there's a little sculpture here  i have the feeling that we're gonna find lots of  

  • little artwork there was some there were some  inspirational messages as we were driving into  

  • the property oh yeah yeah when we first got here  and we were driving in it was like encouraging  

  • words like breathe peace joy hug love fresh air  yeah all the things you don't get in the city

  • all right we should try and see how many artworks  we can find the longer this is kind of cool

  • so sam here has been working hard to get a little  fire going for us yeah challenging because it was  

  • it's just so damp and windy out here but  we've got fire got a bit of a flame going

  • well howdy partner howdy howdy that  fire still be burning it's roaring  

  • i've had to kind of restart it a few times but  same with the one outside it's been uh it's just  

  • been that kind of day it's been tough to get  the fire going yeah we've just had a good time  

  • relaxing here we certainly enjoyed that trail huh  that was a cool hike it was a really yeah i really  

  • liked all the sculptures along the way like the  little fairies and i don't know forest creatures  

  • yeah i mean it's it's really cool especiallyguess i think kids would love it especially yeah  

  • i mean but you you really are out here in the  woods though there's a there's a warning sign that  

  • you could encounter a bear on your feet  and can you hear the sounds of nature  

  • i sure can i hope you guys can hear it um  so we've got velvet cupcakes yes you picked  

  • those ones out it looks like one's missing  i wonder who had one i wonder too i can't  

  • maybe the chipmunk maybe the chipmunk came in  i've been eating the ketchup chips over here  

  • and we also got their kettle chips and we normally  get salted vinegar or the black cracked pepper or  

  • the jalapeno but this is our first time  to try spicy dill pickle exciting moment

  • oh i smell the pickled goodnessreally do like that's real pickle flavor  

  • oh oh yeah there's some good flavors in  here i'm gonna like this one a lot um guys  

  • i didn't realize this but until i researched this  a few years ago but ketchup chips come from canada  

  • yeah so if you've never had ketchup chips  

  • you've got to come to canada to try them they're  really good our claim to fame our claim to fame  

  • but yeah we're gonna have a little snack night  as you can see it's starting to get dark out  

  • blue light sam's passing over the chip  let's try them i've also been hearing  

  • what i hope is a little chipmunk living in in the  roof in between the walls i'm not entirely sure

  • hmm dill pickle spicy dill pickle that's really  good they're really good wow well guys this is the  

  • current situation the plan hi hi how are you it's  so nice by the fire that we put the mattresses on  

  • the ground right by it we sure did it's amazing  it's actually how i used to have sleepovers as  

  • a kid in the basement where i grew up yeah  yeah my friends would come over it would be  

  • the wood-burning stove and our mattresses would  be right beside it and it was amazing until the  

  • fire went out it was really cold and damp yeah  so we're actually gonna be pretty serious about  

  • fire duty tonight we're not gonna let it go  completely out no you can see i'm gonna be  

  • monitoring burning right there there we've gotbig log going and it's feeling pretty toasty like  

  • i got the temperature up in here oh it's wonderful  and we just have our flannel not flannel um  

  • like a fleece blanket that's what the word i was  looking for fleece blankets and a sleeping bag  

  • unzipped one sleeping bag which we intend to  share and um i'm cozy man i'm gonna sleep so  

  • well tonight where's my wool sweater thermal and  the mattresses are comfortable they're they're  

  • kind of firm and i like that good night good  night sleep tight don't let them be bugs bye

  • good morning samuel good morning hello hello  how are you this fine morning you know what i  

  • feel pretty good we had a decent sleep i mean we  had to wake up to tend to the fire but we yeah we

  • the fire which has since gone out by the way yeah  there it is yeah but we we had it going for when  

  • we needed it yeah now now that it's the morning  it's it's not that cold to be honest yeah that's  

  • true the temperature has maintained the last log  i put in was five a.m okay yeah so that's pretty  

  • good um yeah other than that slept pretty wellmean i gotta be honest the kinds of foods we ate  

  • yesterday are not what we typically have at home  so i think that like that contributed to my sleep  

  • i was just like so full just like oh my buddies  like go to sleep and digest and that's all i did  

  • like a boa constraint yeah basically basically so  yeah i mean i'm feeling well rested this morning  

  • though i think we've got um we've got a home-style  breakfast on our mind that you had talked about  

  • and maybe even a bit of hiking too so yeah i think  we're gonna get packed up pretty soon we're not  

  • gonna linger here for too long and we're gonna get  started with the day because we're also gonna be  

  • staying in another place which you will see on  another video anyways yeah we gotta get going so

  • so

  • so we are back in the car yep all packed up  all packed up ready for breakfast all swept up  

  • we still have to swept up in the cabin tidied it  out of the tower as we always do yeah we're pretty  

  • good about that yeah and the plan we're gonna do  a greasy brush yeah like diner style the greasier  

  • the better yeah artery clogging goodness basically  it'll be brunch it'll be like breakfast and lunch  

  • and then we plan to hike so i don't feel bad well  we've been on a real roll with what we've been  

  • eating i mean i had a troubled burger yesterday  yeah so i gotta i can't i can't let let you guys  

  • down now with some carrots or something like that  so no we're gonna get something good yeah feeling  

  • hungry yes surprisingly am yeah i know yeahthink it's the cold oh i know it's nine degrees

  • all right so it's breakfast time i'm so excited  we're just eating off the side of the highway just  

  • like yesterday it seems to be a bit of  a routine here at the blue moon junction  

  • yeah cottage bar and grill and i gotwestern sandwich was it yeah let's see  

  • oh wow look at that i got it all  right let's lift it it's kind of like  

  • an omelette it's got ham it's got  green