We just got back from a whirl wind family day weekend in Sauble Beach and Blue Mountain.
It was our first trip zero-wasting and it was a fail on that part.
We had lots of fun though; skating, walking through Blue Mountain Village, an evening swim outdoors in a lovely heated pool, and spending time with my in-laws. it was face-hurting cold, but it was great. The kids learned the art of proper layering when the temp is -31 degrees celsius with the windchill. And I learned just how much I love it when it’s stupid cold outside!
The zero waste took back seat this weekend, mainly because I had no idea what to pack or what we would be doing. However, our little family of 4 said no to straws, and plastic bags. Our scrumptious left over pizza came in a cardboard box (to be burned later in our fireplace) and we brought our water bottles. My hubby took his favourite travel mug with him as well. So I think for our first go around we didn’t too bad.
Now I have a better idea of what to bring next time; cloth napkins! I also think we should get the kids some reusable travel mugs because they love hot chocolate and hot apple cider…which also stay warmer in a mug than paper cup.
Happy Family Day everyone:)