Last weekend, I was in Québec city for Festival d’été. This year, I did more exploring of the city and surrounding areas.
On Saturday, I visited J.A Moisan, North America’s oldest grocery store.
It looked like it hasn’t changed too much over the years and stocked a lot of specialty products. I ended up getting some sodas to try.
I also had the privilege of going on the Island of Orleans food and drink tour. It was a 3 hour tour where we were taken to the beautiful island of Orleans that was a different world only 15 minutes away from the city. The vegetation there was lush and we sampled wines, ciders, sweets and jarred things. It was a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of a city.
Teddy was our family first puppy, but he’s always been considered my sister’s dog when we moved out of our parent’s house.
When I moved out a few years ago, I really missed the constant companionship of a dog, but I wasn’t really in a financial or mental state to take care of one. My bachelor apartment was too small and I thought it wouldn’t fit into my social and musical life.
When Nash proposed and we moved in together to a bigger space, we spoke about our future and our desires for a little dog. We always thought it would come after the wedding but as soon as I met Bacon, I was in love.
The 6 weeks we’ve been together so far has flown by and he’s already grown from the 4lb tiny doggy he came home as. The first couple of weeks I lacked sleep and was always anxious to get home to him. Now he sleeps much better and I know he does okay by himself at home.
I’ve spent a lot more time offline than I used to. It’s kind of easy to choose between being on my phone/computer and happily paying fetch with Bacon. I’ve also gone on more walks and seen parts of my own neighbourhood I would have never otherwise have visited and neighbours (and their dogs) we’ve never talked to. Together we’ve seen the sun rise and set many times.
When I am online, I find I use the time more efficiently. No more am I browsing around aimlessly. I usually have a specific task I have to do in a short time frame (when Bacon is calm or napping).
I can’t wait until the weather is warmer so we can see more new places and people. Here’s to more adventures in the New Year, which in 2018 is also the Year of the Dog!
I shot Lisa Leblanc and Les Deuxluxes a few weeks ago at the Horseshoe. Check out the full gallery here:
Partner finally celebrated the release of their album In Search of Lost Time. Full gallery available on Ride the Tempo!
I spent the long weekend up in Northern Ontario. It was lovely to be out of the city (especially during the airshow) and to feel unrushed.
We stayed with Nash’s parents in his hometown of Espanola.
We also travelled to nearby places like Manitoulin Island:
Mclean Mountain peak:
I liked being surrounded by greenery. I’m back in the city now but I feel refreshed.
Check out my photos from Sunday at Wavelength on Ride the Tempo!
On Saturday I saw Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally and Duchess Says at Camp Wavelength. See the full gallery on Ride the Tempo.
When I was in the East Coast, we hiked to Hopewell Rocks. Here are some photos!