Stretching over a narrow 546 feet in the backwoods of East Texas, rests one of the longest footbridges in the nation, the Rusk Footbridge, doing its thing. Up until May, it had been the longest footbridge in the US. Now, it is only second to the SkyBridge in Tennessee that opened last month. You can take the title away from Rusk, but you can't take the history!
What is now a rustic beauty once served as a main path through neighborhoods and a way of getting into town safely during rainy days before the modern streets were built. It was constructed in 1881 and restored in 1891 and again the 1960s.
Engineer T.H. Barnes took on the venture of the first restoration—which freightened residents. This was their beloved, claim-to-fame after all. But he kept the bridge's intergrity and it stands stronger than ever today.
It's as green as ever in the summer and the trees provide the perfect amount of shade from the grueling sun.
A creek runs through the path, creating tranquil naturesque music—especially when the birds decide to come out and sing along.
This wonder is nestled in the woods of the unassuming town of Rusk, TX. Like a scene straight out of Once Upon A Time, Rusk offers up lots of hidden history. You can even take a 50-mile train ride on a railroad that's over 130 years old from here and lavish in all of Texas' natural glory. You can view their booking calender here.
The footbridge is the perfect spot for nature-inspiring photos, a mind-clearing walk, or a picnic.
Address: E 5th Street, Rusk, TX 75785
Why you should go: It's full of rich history and this entire town will transport you back in time!
I used to be a huge fan of frozen raspberry lemonade at Timmies, but they seem to have replaced it with this new beverage. While I don't think it tops the OG one I knew and love, I do like this one.
There's not an overwhelming lemon taste, which in this case is nice. There is some obvious acidic flavour in there but it's not sour.
What I loved most about this one is it kind of tastes like a virgin strawberry daiquiri, which is my go-to beach drink. So if you're missing tropical vacations, I would recommend this one.
McDonald's Pink Lemonade Slushie
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There are two new slushies on McD's summer menu. There's a raspberry drink and this pink lemonade one.
Unlike Tims, McDonald's doesn't specify what the pink part is and it was kind of hard to tell from the taste. However, this one is a lot more prominent with the lemon flavours, making it sourer.
I hate to say it but somehow, this one did taste a bit more artificial than Tim Hortons' did. That being said, I still found it to be very refreshing and it would be great on a hot summer day!
As a bonus taste test, I did also try their other new slushie, the raspberry one, recently and found it to be delightful. So if you're torn between the two, I would give that a go.
Which one's better?
My overall winner here has to be Tim Hortons. On top of it reminding me of my favourite vacation drink and tasting more like actual fruit than Mcdonald's, the Timmies version costs less where I live, coming in at $1.98 for a small, while the same size at McD's costs $2.69.
Plus, the coffee chain recently switched to using paper straws, so they get the environmental win here. Surprisingly, the straws even their own in the wet, icy drink!
Jagmeet Singh tweeted about Trudeau attending the star-studded event for vaccine equality and claimed that the prime minister is only talking about getting doses to people but is "refusing to deliver help" by lifting vaccine patents.
Trudeau announced Canada's pledge of $375 million for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator on May 7 and according to Global Citizen, it's the largest VAX LIVE pledge so far.
This event is airing on TV on ABC and CBS and YouTube at 8 p.m. ET and the online stream will have an extended version of the concert with extra performances and appearances.
If you can't wait for a celebrity spotting while he's filming in Ontario this summer, there are a bunch of Zac Efron movies on Netflix Canada to hold you over and make sure you are super familiar with the actor before he arrives.
Efron is set to star in the upcoming film Firestarter, based on the Stephen King book, which is filming in Hamilton from May 25 to July 21 of this year, according to Ontario Creates.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you love true crime this one is for you. Zac Efron plays the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in this drama, which is based on a true story. The plot follow's Bundy's romance and relationship with a single mom named Liz.
Why You Need To Watch It: For this movie, the Franco brothers teamed up to tell the story of making the cult film The Room. The star-studded affair features Zac Efron as one of the actor characters and so many other big names like Seth Rogen and Alison Brie.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you're looking for a light-hearted comedy to take your mind off things, look no further. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro road tripping and getting into all sorts of trouble is a perfect weekend watch.
Why You Need To Watch It: This is one of those films that features tons of celebrities and follows a bunch of intercepting storylines all taking place on, you guessed it, New Year's Eve. For Zac Efron's part, his character is on a mission to help Michelle Pfeiffer's character complete all her resolutions before the year is over.
Why You Need To Watch It: This flick from 2009 is the ultimate Zac Efron throwback to a time when he was still rocking that long-bangs look that was super popular back then. Plus, the plot involves a major time vortex, which is always fun!
Why You Need To Watch It: This movie remake of the iconic musical fell right in the middle of Zac Efron's High School Musical era and features him playing teen heartthrob Link Larkin with lots of singing and dancing to enjoy.
Why You Need To Watch It: While this one isn't a movie, this Netflix Original mini docu-series shows Zac Efron travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, and finding healthy and sustainable ways to live.