Weekend Stuff

This weekend looks like it should be a good one (though really, aren’t all weekends great!). The weather forecast is warm and sunny and we have a few plans, but not too many.

Tonight there is going to be a big meteor shower. Hopefully the sky is clear so we can watch it!

Saturday we are going to pick up a rain barrel we ordered through a fund-raiser at the high school to build a green roof. Then in the evening we are going to see Cirque du Soleil! I’m very excited.

Sunday we will just do yard and gardening stuff. These days are my very favourite.

I hope you all have a nice, sunny weekend!

A Short Trip to Ottawa

Last weekend we decided to take a little trip to our Nation’s capital. Though it rained and was cold, we managed to have a great time! We went to an antique show, the Byward market (a large indoor/outdoor market), toured Parliament and visited with an old friend. I forgot my camera, so these pictures were taken with my phone.

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Lunch, chili poutine and a chocolate milkshake. I ate the whole thing.

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Parliamentary Library.

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Having some tea with my fellow suffragettes.

It’s so nice to take little weekend trips that don’t require much planning, time or money. It is still fun and relaxing. Sometimes they provide the perfect change of pace we all need.

Weekend Stuff

Despite a week of steady rain and cloudy skies the weekend actually turned out quite well. We spent a lot of time outside and did some fun stuff.

We spend Saturday on Toronto Island with a family friend. We’ve never been there before, but it is a really nice spot. You take a 10 minute ferry right from the heart of Toronto and you end up on a beautiful island with parks, trees, beaches and gardens. It’s a place where you can pretend you’ve gone on vacation without really going anywhere.

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Sunday was spent with family. We went to a local event called Ribfest. It is put on by the Rotary Club and it seems to be getting to be a really big event. We went on rides, and ate ribs. It was a deliciously fun time!
We also ate the last of last summer’s cottage caught fish on Friday.

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This is a sure sign that it’s time to get back to the cottage! How many days left of school again?

P.S. I’m still getting the hang of taking pictures on my phone, hence the crooked pictures!