It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over! I know, I nearly hissed at myself for saying it, but time flies when you’re having fun right?! I’ve been busy preparing for my fall wedding and taking as many weekend getaways as I can! Late last month, I knocked Oro-Medonte, Ontario off my list with a fun-filled summer getaway at WayHome Music & Arts Festival.
My fiancé and I hopped in the car after work that Friday and we were relaxing on the lawn watching some our favourite bands by 7pm! Thanks to the reliable TELUS mobile network, we enjoyed #ConnectedMoments all weekend long.
Like most people, I love and rely on my smart phone – especially when I’m away from home. I used my GPS to get us there, texted to meet up with friends on site and I was able to share the festival experience in real-time through photos and videos on my social media channels. I even topped up my WayHome payment wristband standing in the middle of a field (literally) from the browser on my phone – all without any connectivity concerns. Network service can be touch-and-go in rural areas, and even more so when there are thousands of other people trying to use the network around you, but I didn’t suffer any downtime – thank you TELUS!
In addition to my must-have smart phone, there are a few other things I couldn’t live without at WayHome (or any summer getaway for that matter)…
- Sunscreen – always!
- Sunglasses – and yes, I wore a different pair each day.
- Hats – shade can be hard to find, especially if you don’t have access to a VIP area.
- LayBag – I wish I invented this, it’s genius! A blanket is a nice alternative.
- Water – Hydration is everything. I brought a new Boxed Water carton each day and refilled it at the free water stations as needed. I like the cartons better than plastic bottles because they’re 100% BPA free, which means no toxic plastics leeching into my drinking water on a hot day – phew! I was also able to flatten the carton down easily to recycle it later.
Great music, great company and a beautiful location – I had so much fun at WayHome in Oro-Medonte and I plan to take a few more weekend getaways before it gets cold. Follow me on Instagram to see where I go next!
My friends at TELUS want you to share your favourite summer getaway spots too! Want to WIN a #ConnectedMoments prize pack valued over $200 CAD? I’ve got one to giveaway and it includes:
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below and don’t forget to use #ConnectedMoments @TELUS and @DaintyGirl_TO when you post on social media. Contest closes on Thursday August 25 at 11:59pm – good luck!