Our family went on a field trip to Casa Loma with our homeschooling group this week. According to my Mom, that wasn’t my first time visiting the castle. She brought my older brother and I in the late 80s. Of course I don’t remember since I was only a year old, so it really felt like my first experience this time around. It was such a beautiful day, perfect for a field trip. There was so much history to learn, and my eldest had so many questions for the tour guide. I’ve read about Lady Mary Pellat and the first Girl Guides before, but never made the connection with her and Casa Loma, until the trip! It must have been so amazing for the girls to have their meetings in a castle! Everything in the castle was beautiful but it was sort of strange because a lot of the items did not belong to Sir Henry Pellat since he ended up having to auction off his belongings due to financial difficulties during the depression. The castle is amazing with it’s 98 rooms, secret passage ways, and underground tunnel, but I think everyone’s favourite part was climbing the circular staircase to the top of the turret. The view from up there was amazing. We could see the city of Toronto, and even the CN tower. It was such a great trip but definitely tiring with all the walking, staircases, and my husband and I taking turns carrying a baby and a toddler. But Alhumdulillah, for another great family adventure!