Pouch Couch Camping Hammock #hammock #ad

The POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock is surprisingly ultra light, multi-functional and compact.  In fact, it only weighs 821 grams which means it is light enough to take to the beach or camping, slip into backpacks, and take along when travelling.  In other words, it’s compact and portable.

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Most people who know me KNOW that I am not an outdoorsy kind of gal.  It’s true.  However, I do enjoy time in my backyard and even some trips to a park or a beach every so often.  On those leisurely days I like to kick back and truly relax.  The POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock fits this need perfectly!Made from parachute nylon fabric the POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock is lightweight, very strong, and durable.  Since the material is breathable it is also fast-drying.  All of these characteristics make the POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock ideal. It even holds up to 400 lbs … this means that you can fit two average-sized people in it!  I personally didn’t try and discover if the hammock could hold 400 lbs but I can imagine that it would since the material does feel strong.POUCH COUCH shares these points about their Hammock:

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  • MULTI FUNCTIONAL: Our Camping Hammock is a Perfect Alternative for Tent,Sleeping Pad,Hanging Bed,Ground Mat,Swing,Cradle.It can be Easily and Quickly Hung on in Jungle,Beach,Patio,Bedroom,Backyard,Garden,Indoor or Outdoor as Long as There are Trees,Hammock Stands,Rings or Hooks.Our Hammocks Are Comfortable for Adults,Kids and Your Family Whenever You Want to Relax.
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I love how the hammock fits easily into the attached storage pouch.  The storage pouch won’t get lost and you won’t waste time looking for it!  It literally takes seconds to pack up the entire hammock, rope and carabiners (spring hooks) in to the pouch.  Set up of the hammock is just as quick!  Open the pouch, pop out the hammock, rope and carabiners (already attached to a rope that’s attached to the hammock) and set up is a snap. Find two trees that are approximately 10-15 feet apart and make sure the trees are large enough and are strong enough to hold your weight.  Keep in mind that the required distance between the two trees [10-15 ft] depends on the length of the hammock and how much tension you want.  The POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock comes with rope which is what you use to wrap securely around the two trees and knot them so they don’t come undone.  All that’s left is to hook the carabiners to the ropes ….  And enjoy hanging out!  When you’re relaxing in the hammock the attached storage pouch can be used as a pocket to hold small items like your cell or even some snacks!Lastly, the hammock is large enough to wrap completely around you so you end up looking like a pea pod.  This isn’t a bad thing necessarily.  The hammock material is silky soft so you will surely feel comfortable; however, the extra material can cover you to keep you warm, to block out winds, and to keep out flies and mosquitoes.  If you sit sideways you can stretch the material up so that it can support your head.  You’ll dangle your legs over the side but it is a comfortable way to sit.

Aside from using this hammock between two trees, there are other ways to use it as well.  You can attach hooks to your porch and use the hammock by just hooking the carabiners.  You can certainly use the hammock on a hammock stand.  What I plan on doing is getting my partner to put up two posts in our backyard so that I can securely hook the cabiners on them.  I’m certain that you will be able to come up with many more places to use the hammock.

I recommend the POUCH COUCH Camping Hammock. While it is inexpensive to purchase, it is also an excellent deal because many similar expensive hammocks aren’t as sturdy or durable!  I know I’ll be using mine for years to come.

THE Annual Bittersweet Sign That the End of Summer is Near. #LetsGoToTheEX #CNE #EX #ad

It’s THE annual bittersweet sign that the end of summer is near.  It’s a Toronto tradition that we always look forward to.  No need to ask me twice; I’m ready!  I’ve been going to the EX since I was little … we’re talking 5 decades !!

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With so much to see and do at the EX, it’s difficult to pinpoint a single favourite activity.  You can pick from:

  • rides
  • games
  • shows
  • shopping
  • food
  • and so much more!

I always find the time to see the animals.  Who doesn’t enjoy watching the alpacas, llamas, piglets, chicks, calves, goat, and even turkeys?  I’ve learned to have patience while parents with their small children have rushed to get the best spot to look at the animals and potentially touch them.  I think (almost can guarantee) that I am more of a child than most children when it comes to animals.  I LOVE animals!  I could watch them all day long, and I always wish I could touch them.

Shopping at the EX is always fun.   When I take a little time to shop, I always try to do a walk-through the Shoppers’ Market, the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavilion, the Marketplace, and the Warehouse Outlets [this is where I can do some serious damage to my wallet!].  There are many deals to be had … and many new products to discover too.

This year’s ‘Food to Try’ List is long and adventurous.  I’ll admit I’m not too adventurous when it comes to my food.  So while I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them pass in front of my eyes, I didn’t actually try any.  I’m not brave enough and I’m not embarrassed to say it.  I look forward to hearing my daughter’s opinion of them!  She definitely doesn’t have a problem trying new food; I can envision her trying a good chunk of this list.

2019 CNE New Foods:

Frozen Cookie Dough Spaghetti, Wasabi Spice Cream, Pickle Pizza, Pickle Lemonade, Tokyo Street Dog, Spicy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bacon Burger, Pho Fries, Unicorn Funnel Cake, Maple Bacon Churropop, Cheesecake Curds, Peeping Pierogi burger, BBQ Chicken Hearts, Mushroom Coffee, Japanese Soufflé Pancakes, Japanese Soufflé Pancakes, Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich, Smouldering Fire & Ice Bowl, Gluten-Free Viet Burrito, Deep Fried Avocados Tacos, Dragon Fruit Lemonade üsensation, and Haggis Macaroni & Smoked Cheese

What’s special to note, this year, is that you can look forward to the 70th annual Canadian International Air Show!  It’s FREE with admission. You can read all about the CIAS one the CNE‘s website; however, the essential point, as CNE explains: “It’s now the largest and longest running Air Show in Canada with more a million people throughout the Greater Toronto Area watching the spectacular aerial display each year.”   In my opinion, it’s the Grand Finale to the Finale of the CNE and of summer.

There are only a few days left to visit the CNE so stop reading this post and GO !!!
Get all the details you need by visiting  https://theex.com

Once again, Thank You CNE for sending me!

Summer Hasn’t Ended Yet! #CanadasWonder #YukonStriker #ad

It’s crazy how we’re half way through summer; however, that doesn’t mean that summer has ended!  We still have plenty of time to cross a few things off of our “To Do” lists so let’s get focused.

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Canada’s Wonderland, just outside of Toronto, each summer has been a must for my daughter (now 21 years old).  The park is situated on 300 acres, with more than 200 attractions including 16 roller coasters, two children’s areas and a 20-acre water park Splash Works.

Before proceeding, let’ s get one something clear:

  • I am afraid of heights.
  • I don’t like rides.
  • I am afraid of high speed.
  • I don’t like soaring through the air.
  • I don’t like to be flipped and tossed around.

So why would I enjoy Canada’s Wonderland?  Simply put, it’s for everyone!  While I don’t enjoy rides, it doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t visit at all.  There’s so much to do, see, experience, and enjoy at Canada’s Wonderland … it really provides great family fun!

The 2019 Season welcomed Yukon Striker ~ the world’s longest, fastest, and tallest dive roller coaster, and Canada’s first dive coaster.

As per Canada’s Wonderland:

“Yukon Striker promises an exhilarating journey along its 3,625 feet of mountainous track where guests will be treated to a spectacular view stretching to the Toronto skyline. The coaster features a ‘hold and dive’ element where riders will literally be hanging on the edge of their seats, on one of three wide, floorless trains, breathlessly awaiting the 90-degree, 245-foot drop. Once released, the coaster dives from zero to 130 kilometres per hour straight down into an underwater tunnel before soaring up over steel track, propelling riders through four dynamic inversions and gravity-defying weightlessness. Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, Yukon Striker will claim several world records:

  • The fastest dive coaster at 130 km/h (80 mph);
  • The longest dive coaster at 3,625 feet (1,105 m);
  • The tallest dive coaster at 245 feet (75 m) – includes underground.”

Ride Stats:

Height of drop: 245 feet (75 metres) *includes underground tunnel
Top Speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Inversions: 4
Length: 3,625 feet (1,105 metres)
Duration: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Trains: 3
Riders per Train: 24

Whew!  I’m just happy that I didn’t have to ride this crazy dive coaster!  While my daughter and her boyfriend had a blast on the Yukon Striker and many of the other thrilling rides, my partner and I either walked around, cooled off in the water park, or enjoyed a hot dog (ok, ok … or two).  After a few hours, we met up with the “kids” and explored more of the park together.

As a family that includes an adult child, it’s often difficult to find fun things to do together.  Adult children have minds of their own, which means they have their own views on everything, they have jobs and therefore their own schedules, and they frequently have a girlfriend or boyfriend.  We embrace our daughter’s boyfriend as a member of the family, and often refer to him as “son” and even “son-in-law”.

[It’s probably because our family is small to begin with.]

I know we enjoyed our day at Canada’s Wonderland and are looking forward to our next time.  These are just a few pictures so you can have an idea about our day:

So now what I’d like to know is have you had a chance to enjoy your summer?  Have you gone to Canada’s Wonderland this summer?

For more park information including events, tickets and hours of operation, visit http://www.canadaswonderland.com/