walking home after Dorian hurt my heart a little bit…all those trees :(
ice cream with a mix of warm caramel sauce & warm strawberry sauce in a waffle bowl has been my new obsession
my feet are cold
i am feeling a little burnt out. and maybe a little sad. i know i am usually go, go, go but lately…i just feel like i want to sleep, sleep, sleep. maybe it’s the change in season. maybe it’s too much ice cream.
great lake swimmers are playing at kings playhouse and i can’t wait!
i need a haircut
i literally just found my photos from my trip to fundy park…i wanna go back!
the fact that it’s 7:30 and almost dark out makes me wanna cry a teeny tiny bit. i am not ready! i want more summer.
and ice cream. i want more ice cream. sigh.
I don’t think it’s a secret that I usually do my
not really for any reason, it’s just a thing I like to do.
But a really good friend of mine
was home from away a little while ago
and she bravely agreed to come along on a Friday adventure
I did warn her that there would be no map,
no plan and, also, no air conditioning in my car…heh…
AND she might have to sign a waiver…
We started with the most amazing, delicious
HOMEMADE raspberry flakie that was literally mouthwatering…
this photo does it NO justice at all but if you are interested
in buying some of these, let me know and I will
totally hook you up with my dealer…heehee
We decided to go west
because, honestly, that’s where most of the dairy bars are…
we stopped at wharves and beaches and lighthouses…
(&…all these photos are with my phone…so meh…but still had to share them…
heehee…what’s a blog post without photos?)
We went all the way to North Cape
to see the windmills….I had been there before
but I had never tried the trail before…
I wish we would have had more time to do the whole thing
because it was beautiful!
but…it was also looking like thunder
and I did NOT want to be around all that metal
if there was going to be lightning!
Our last stop was at
Southside Scoop Shack in O’Leary…
the best way to finish your day
is with ice cream…
I had the apple pie sundae
AND IT WAS SO GOOD
and the truth is
i did get us lost and, for a second, i thought
maybe we might be getting shot at
for trespassing on a beach
(skeet shooting close by, I think…or at least,
that’s what I told Ange…heehee)
and we had no air conditioning
but we did have a lot of laughs,
sang along to some loud 80’s music
and the waiver was never mentioned again.
all in all, a successful friday adventure!
i made a list
of all the things
that i needed to get done today…
and kitty litter,
and the sweeping up never ending
and had thought that if
i crossed everything off
list, i would reward myself
with a drive with the camera
and maybe (most definitely)
a stop at the dairy bar.
well…i crossed everything off the stupid list
and i did get out for a drive
and the sun even made a few short appearances
while i was out so that was a nice surprise.
i ended up at this wharf/lighthouse
(as i often do)….
spring always brings me through st nicholas
where i grew up,
where all my best memories are still vivid
and driving through there
always stirs up
happy and bittersweet/sad
and then to our beach…
(yes, yes, I know…it’s a public beach…)
where the sun started to set
and i remembered I hadn’t gotten my ice cream yet!
but as i got close to the dairy bar,
i realized there were 682 cars and 3 trucks and possibly a snowmobile
ahead of me so
i settled for the next best thing…
a happy meal with a new robot toy!
all in all
a very good spring-sunday!
(well, it would have been better with a sundae.)
1. This is how I take a lot of photos...by climbing on the roof of my car
balancing myself on the open door. One of these days, this is not going to
end well for me. Because.....
2. I am not that coordinated.
3. Sometimes when something makes me happy and I think no one is
looking, I clap my hands...really hard and really fast. Just for a second or two.
Sometimes I do it in public without thinking...and that's a little embarrassing.
4. I sing in the car. Loud. To everything. (and bonus fact...I can't sing a note.
I sing like I talk...somewhat monotone. Heh.)
5. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 36....but now, I LOVE to drive.
I hate when someone else is driving. I just want to drive all the time...and sing really loud.
I am not sure that that I am a fun driving companion.
i said i was going to visit greenwich national park
(the above picture IS NOT from there but was taken on the way)
so a couple of weeks ago
i finally did it.
and it did not disappoint.
the day was windy and a little cool
but the clouds were big and fluffy
and so low it felt you could jump up
and pull one down
and the sky was so damn blue
which seemed like a perfect day
for this trail.
the dunes were so incredibly cool...
but the walking bridge over the water
was way, way longer than i thought it was going to be
and i am sure
i walked it like a drunken sailor.
i thought that once i was on it for a bit
my body would adjust...
but no...not really...
i wobbled along, tripping and stumbling
and feeling a little seasick.
i kept watching other people
(because for the record...there were TONS of other people
on the trail the whole time i was there...
i didn't enjoy that part so much...
i like a little more solitude when i am on a trail)
to see if they were being affected
the same way
but if they were,
they hid it much better than me.
so...that coupled with the sad fact that i can't swim
has completely removed sailor
from my list of "what i want to be when i grow up".
and i didn't know that it would take you to the beach...
which was beautiful
and i love days like that
where the wind is wild
and the waves are foamy
and rushing in with a roar
and you just feel like laughing loud
and running along the beach
without caring what anybody thinks
you are still feeling slightly seasick
AND there are so many people around
so you limit yourself
to trying to get really close to the waves
until one wave tricks you
and actually runs you over
soaking your pant legs
and making you laugh out loud
and run in front of strangers anyway.
the day before i went to this park
i had dyed my hair kind of purple...
so i also spent an inordinate amount of time
trying to get a photo of the purple
while on the trail...
which i am sure made people look at me oddly
even more exciting...
i found a perfect little truffula tree
as i was walking back.
part of me want to point it out
to the other people as they walked by
but realized that shouting
"look!!!! it's a PERFECT TRUFFULA TREE!"
paired with my staggering walk on the bridge
might cause someone to think maybe
i shouldn't be driving...or unaccompanied.
i know this post was way too long
and so many photos so if you stuck with me
til the end, yay!
and honestly...THERE WERE SO MANY MORE PHOTOS
that i DIDN'T post...but wanted to.
if you have not been to this park yet, you really should go!
i regret that i didn't explore the interpretative center a little more
other than just to find the bathroom
and there is a whole other trail i didn't do
but that will be another adventure.
oh...and an ice cream sundae on the way back... :)