Sunday, March 13, 2011

So, this weekend, it was daylight savings; so we . . .

. . . didn't feel especially energetic. Alex just got back from a tightly-scheduled business trip to NY and then to Las Vegas on Thursday (jet-lagged); and I don't know what my excuse was . . . oh yeah. I'm kinda' under the weather at the mo, so perhaps I was starting to come down with whatever this is. Emily just gets "tired," whenever we wanna' do something she doesn't. So, we didn't end up doing anything particularly momentous - and it was one great weekend.

On Saturday, we went to feed the ducks. (Didn't think anyone back home needed photos of the exotic ducks they have here in Mississauga.)
Walking back home, it started (of course) snowing again. Big fluffy flakes. Felt like we were walking through a pillow fight zone.
Finished off Saturday by walking (walking!) to one of the movie theatres nearby and watched "Gnomeo and Juliet." (Fun movie, but I could take or leave the 3-D.)

Sunday morning (Daylight saving's "Spring forward" time), we were moving very, very slowly. We had originally thought we'd visit the Royal Ontario Museum, but realized once we were downtown that there was to be a St. Paddy's Day parade. Duh! Figured we didn't want to compete with that crowd for the parking; so we headed over to the lake to explore instead.
"The lake" being Lake Ontario, of course. There are a bunch of parks alongside the lake. We started out at Sunnyside Park. It was relatively warm at 3.1 Celsius, and warmed up to 4 by the time we were done! (You can do the conversions and be impressed later.)

Along the trail, there is this cool footbridge, on which Alex and Emily played a few rounds of Pooh-sticks. And we had fun taking photos of each other and the Toronto skyline. Saw a couple of swans (They are so totally HUGE - but our iPhone camera has no zoom, and lazy was the rule of the day, so sorry no photos of the swans.)
Did I mention that we no longer own a camera with a zoom lens (or even a flash) anymore? If we did, you would be able to see the CN Tower in that shot of downtown Toronto. It was a really gorgeous view. Honest.

There was a nice a spot called "Sheldon Lookout" with an arrangement of huge granite rocks in which Emily had a lot of fun finding rose quartz and iron.
And then, of course, there were the endlessly entertaining patches of mud. Alex and I were getting hungry, so we lured Emily away from the mud with the promise to re-visit the playground; and headed back across the footbridge. After a little playtime, we hustled back into the car and drove back to Mississauga. Stopped for lunch at our wonderful new discovery: An Irish Pub within walking distance of our house!!! Yayyy!!!

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