This past weekend, we visited Nash’s hometown in Northern Ontario, Espanola.
I poked around at his old room and trophies.
And adorable paintings!
His father built a stage in their giant backyard and had a party where people performed.
It was a little bit rainy this weekend but we went out when we could to climb the mountain in the backyard and visit the lake.
It’s relaxing to be out of the busy city every once in a while.
I spent the long weekend at my uncle’s cottage near Haliburton. There was little cellphone signal so I was unplugged for most of the trip. It allowed me to relax and appreciate my surroundings.
On Saturday we set off belated Canada’s Day fireworks. I’d never done them before and it was funny to get a lot of “that’s it?!” reactions as we lit each fuse. Now I can appreciate those giant displays that the city puts on.
Teddy made the trip with us and I spent some time with him watching sunsets.
Nash came along for the trip too.
After some rain there was a beautiful rainbow in the distance.
I also tried canoeing for the first time. However, when I tried it was windy and we tipped over the boat. Thank goodness for life jackets because I can’t swim! I also happened to be wearing my Apple Watch but it survived the few minutes in water. Weirdly, so did Nash’s LG G3. I guess our devices are a lot stronger than advertised.
I avoided canoeing the rest of the time and took some photos of the others doing it instead!
Teddy was always curious what people were doing on water.
Here are some more various photos of Teddy and nature:
It was a fun and relaxing long weekend!