Boxed lunch, bag lunch, sack lunch: call it what you will, but a packed midday meal doesn’t necessarily mean the proverbial lunch bag let-down.
This article originally appeared in DINE and Destinations Magazine
BY ADAM WAXMAN – January 30, 2019
Surviving winter is a calculation. Peel back the curtain, scratch the frost off the window, and peer out at the drab reality of two more months of this. The coffee percolates as I lean against the wall and press the remote engine starter to thaw my car. Contrast that with my buoyant son bouncing on his mini-trampoline and shooting Nerf arrows at my head. We’re four years old now, so winter means get out and play in the snow—right now.
“It’s 100 km to Waterloo, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of fruit roll ups, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.” (Cue The Blues Brothers.) Revving down the highway to meet the sun in bloom, shining back down on the snow on its rise, my son tells me he learned all about how to ski from watching Peppa Pig. Well, today we’re doing it for real.
Waterloo Region in Southern Ontario is a playground. First stop: Chicopee Tube Park.
Following lunch and a nap, we arrive at Chicopee Ski & Summer Resort.