The week before Thanksgiving (US Thanksgiving that is) I had to go Victoria & Vancouver. Pete, London & I went to Rhode Island the weekend before and I flew to Victoria from Boston. It was a quick trip to Rhode Island (for me anyway, Pete & London stayed through Wednesday) but nice to visit for the weekend.
London had the very best time with Nani, Poppi, Uncle Grant, Auntie Betsy & her new best friend Murphy. Dad came down on Saturday & we spent the day Christmas shopping. And had a lovely time. Sunday we met Michele, Britt, & Allison for lunch.
Monday I flew to Victoria. Beautiful city but we had zero time to do any sight seeing. Training on Tuesday & Wednesday.
Wednesday night we flew to Vancouver. Another beautiful city but another two days of training and then back to Toronto. Thankfully I was able to get on a earlier flight home and made it home at 2:30am instead of 6am.
So nice to spend the weekend with these girls. I’m so lucky they’ve been a part of my life for the last 10 years.
We had a very relaxing day on Sunday. We went into town for lunch & ice cream. And had dinner down by the lake.
Not exactly sure why but London thought watching me swim was hilarious. She had a bath in the lake on Sunday night. We almost ended up heading home Sunday night since London refused to go to bed but finally, finally she went down.
In hopes of missing some of the traffic & taking advantage of London’s nap time we headed out Monday morning. We had a lovely weekend. It was such a beautiful weekend. So nice to spend it on the lake.
We just got home from a weekend away at Butterfly Lake. After much effort Pete found a camp to rent on Wednesday & we decided to just for it. I’m glad we did. It was so nice to be away from the city for the weekend. And hard to beat being right on a lake. We’ve been planning on getting bikes for awhile and even went out to look at some last weekend but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet. Well in anticipation for our weekend away, I went out Wednesday & bought myself a bike, London a bike seat & helmet & a rack for the car. Thursday Pete went out to buy his bike & helmets for both of us. London LOVES her helmet & pretty much wants to wear it all the time. I also got her this lifejacket/bathing suit & water shoes. Here she is all ready for our camping trip. Had to wear the helmet during dinner & threw a fit when I made her take it off for her bath.
We left on Friday around 1 and began our journey to “cottage country” up north. Pete had the day off & my office closed at 1 but I had to take several calls from the car on the way up. We anticipated that traffic would be quite bad but were pleasantly surprised that it was a pretty smooth ride.
When we got there we checked place out then changed into our swimsuits & went down to the lake. After some relaxing, fishing, swimming & a quick ride in the paddle boat we went into town for dinner. Pete did a little more fishing when we got back.
Saturday morning we thought it would be a good idea to bike to the local store so I could get coffee. We regretted the decision when we figured out that it was a VERY hilly ride. We made it though. London LOVED it. We spent the rest of the morning down by the lake – swimming & fishing.
After lunch London was insisting that we go for another bike ride, so Pete put the bikes on the back of the car & we found a better place for a little ride. Pete actually stopped at the visitor center & they recommended a local winery/cranberry bog. It was perfect.
Saturday afternoon while London & I took a little nap Pete went on a fishing excursion – that is in the paddle boat to the island in front of the camp we were staying at. I don’t know how long he was out there for but right as we got down to the dock, he caught his first & only fish of the weekend. He paddled it in so we could take a closer look – of course, London was trying to take credit for the catch.
London & I got back to Rhode Island Wednesday afternoon. We got to spend a little more time with Nani, Poppi & Meme before we hit the road on Thursday afternoon.
London was a dream on the drive back to Toronto. The perfect travel companion. We left in the afternoon on Thursday, drove through her nap, stopped for dinner & at a shopping plaza for her to run around a bit then were back on the road. We stopped somewhere in NY at around midnight then drove the rest of the way to Toronto in the morning. She couldn’t have been better.
Monday we have a lovely lunch at Lexi’s & then visited with Grampy & Betty for a while.
Tuesday we went to the beach with Rachael, Henry, Hudson, Myriah & Tim. London thought she was pretty cool hanging out with the big boys. Tuesday night we had a nice dinner with Grampa.
Wednesday morning we were heading back to Rhode Island.