Summer is almost over. Well I shouldn’t say that just yet but we’re on the last leg of summer and I’m trying to enjoy as much as it as possible before cooler weather approaches and I have to trade in my short shorts for a pea coat. As always, I’ve been neglecting my blog and instead I have been out and about enjoying the festivities. Instead of making little updates here and there, I decided to make a giant update on recent going-ons and what not.
I went kayaking with Jean at Deer Lake park. We walked around for a bit before we went kayaking. The trail had bushes on the side that had swarms of these little orange butterflies. I was amazed and excited to see so many of them, Jean was less than thrilled (Note: Jean hates bugs). After our walk we went down to the lake to do some boating.Originally we wanted to choose the rowboat but after observing other people fail horribly at it we decided to go with the less complicated double kayak. I was in the back and was the one who steered and Jean was in the front watching us plow through lilly pads and hit canoes. I found it quite hilarious but I think Jean was a bit terrified (Note: Jean can’t swim)
SUMMER BIKE RIDE- QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
During warm days, I would often go on bike rides around town. On a particularly sunny day I decided to bike to Queen Elizabeth park. It was a terrible idea because, damn it was hot and also, damn Queen Elizabeth park is up on a steep hill. I had to push my bike all the way up only to realize that I couldn’t walk around the park because I forgot to bring my bike lock. I wasn’t going to waste my trip so I sat at the top anyways. It was pretty busy up there, lots of children playing in the fountain and there was a Vietnamese bridal party taking pictures. I couldn’t walk around the park with my bike so I rode down to the small flower garden and took pictures there. I got pretty dark from the sun that day.
POWELL STREET FESTIVAL
I had the chance to check out the annual powell street festival this year after work. I didn’t get a chance to walk around a whole lot because I had to go to the beach right after work to hand out samples of banana bread crackers but there were some neat things that people were selling. I also got a chance to hang out with friend I haven’t seen in a long time. YAY Japan.
For two years in a row I have attended the pride parade and have always had lots of fun so of course I was there this year. Perhaps its the crazy costumes or the never ending display of rainbow colours, I just really enjoy being there. This year was no different, the parade was cut shorter this year but it was still great to watch. This year, Jean was in the parade which made it all the more special!
CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS
I had the opportunity to watch all three nights of the fireworks, mostly because I headed down there after work to hand out banana bread samples to the crowd. The competitors this year were China, Spain and Canada. Before the fireworks display started, Pete McLoed would hype up the crowd with some aerobatic flying. All three nights of fireworks were fantastic to watch. My personal favourite was Canada but China took home the prize this year.
First time to wreck beach! It was a nice beach, really quiet and chill. I sat out in my bra because it was so hot. Perhaps I should invest in a bikini or actually bring my swimsuit next time.
My friend Rene is on vacation and so she left me her turtle to take care of while she is gone. I got pretty excited about this because I haven’t had a pet in so long and I love animals. Of course, I had to play with it and take pictures while I put stuff on it. Yeeaaa. Here are some of the results!
The tenant downstairs gave us some kites and we went to Moberly to fly them. I didn’t do so well on my first day flying the kites but I kind of got the hang of it now. It’s not as relaxing to get them up there and damn all that looking up puts a strain on your neck but once they are up there, its pretty much just tugging on a string every once in a while. Of course,I choose the kite with the bird on it and the tail ’cause that’s how I roll.
So that’s all for now. I get to go camping next week and I’m pretty excited about that. After camping, who knows. I still have plans to do lots of things so perhaps another Big Fat August update might happen. Hopefully I update more frequently though and make it a habit.
Always a good sign to see.