Summer is pretty much done but before I trade in my sandals for boots and t-shirts for sweaters, Ford Canada sent myself and a few of my blogger besties Nelia Belkova, Sharon Ng and Anya Georgijevic up north for a girls only getaway to Blue Mountain, in the spirit of #FordTryMore where they asked us to step out of our comfort zone – more on this in a minute.
Our ride for the two hour trip up was one of the company’s popular rides a fully loaded 2015 Ford Focus Titanium, which just so happens to be one of my favourite car models from the company. I love the super sleek design of the Focus and, most importantly, anytime I’ve driven the car, be it for long or short distances, in or outside the city, it always handles really well.
After battling Toronto’s legendary cottage rush hour traffic on a Friday evening, we reached our destination and settled into a super chic and spacious one bedroom loft suite at the Westin Trillum Blue Mountain Resort with a view to kill for.
The following morning we suited up (i.e. put on a pair of running shoes instead of heels) and headed to the resort’s activity area to take on Ford’s challenge. We collectively decided that our first activity to be a safe one, zip lining – with a helmet and multiple safety harnesses – we were good to go, but didn’t realize how fast we would be travelling. If you feel the need for speed then this is one activity you would be interested in trying.
For our second activity, we each wanted to try different things. Sharon and I were keen on feeding out need for speed and planned to go on the resort’s Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster; yet, Nelia’s suggestion of taking on the Apex Bagjump piqued our interest and would likely make a good picture.
At first glance, the bagjump doesn’t look scary plus watching Nelia take several flying leaps into the air off the platform, without hesitation, made this activity appear like a pie of cake. However, when it came time for Sharon and I to take the leap of faith things got scary. Now, I’m not scared of heights but when you’re standing on a platform 21 ft. in the air with nothing but an oversized airbag to separate you from death I hesitated… for a total of 30+ minutes. I stood on the platform looking down and could barely bring myself to jump and came very close to quitting, but after a few yelling a few profanities to the on lookers below – this included an audience of strangers – and receiving encouragement from the girls I jumped… and cried like a baby afterwards for overcoming my fear, it was one of those moments you only see on TV.
Once we completed our #FordTryMore challenge, it was off to the resort’s pool and hot tub for some much needed relaxation and silly pictures with Nelia’s inflatable pizza poolside – it made for a few good snaps on SnapChat (find me at @soulsofmyshoes).
It was really good to spend quality time with these ladies, away from the city, and have the opportunity to be our silly selves far from the sometimes to serious fashion world. Thank you Ford Canada and Westin Trillum Blue Mountain Resort for your hospitality and memories!