Hey hi! Happy Monday!
This past weekend was particularly lovely and summery and I felt like sharing! June is pretty busy for me and this was the last weekend in June that Mark and I would have together to do whatever we wanted and to get in some good quality time so we took full advantage of it and it was everything.
Saturday started slowly with coffee (for some reason my body likes it again. My body is weird) and an easy breakfast of avocado toast with homemade bread with TJ’s everything bagel seasoning, strawberries, and some seedy sourdough toast with Barney Butter almond butter. It’s my favorite go-to breakfast lately.
Around 10:30am we headed out in the direction of Hanover (Ontario) with the intention of grabbing lunch before checking out some conservation areas for hiking/walking. By around 12:15 we found the most random, mega old restaurant established in 1858, Noah’s Inn. If you’re ever in the area (it’s near cottage country), highly highly recommend. I’m pretty sure the decor hasn’t been updated since 1858, but the food was fabulous and stunning and actually pretty cheap.
We both went with the burger and were blown away. It was so good and the huge salad and fruit plate put it over the top. I got through around 2/3rds of it and called it quits. I desperately wanted to finish it but I knew we’d be walking/hiking and didn’t want to be uncomfortable.
We decided to go to Silphur Springs conservation area and it was glorious. We came across random springs that looked beautiful dancing in the sun, some deer and endless beautiful trees/forest area. We hiked/walked for over 5km and called it quits after hitting a particularly thick patch of mosquitoes. We really wanted to keep going so, in July once our weekends calm back down, we’re going back equipped with bug spray.
Once we got back to the car we headed to go visit our sweet nephew and Mark’s sister and her husband. We hungout on the dock of their pond with our feet in the water and then Judah (nephew) wanted to take Mark and I on a gator ride. Of course, Mark technically drove, but Judah is amazing at steering for not even 3 years old 🙂
After an hour and a half we took the hour and a half drive home, picked up some groceries, made a quick dinner of pasta (chickpea pasta + sauce + cheese) for me and a grilled sausage + bun + chips for Mark.
The rest of the night involved Gilmore Girls and passing out in bed early.
Sunday was a day of rest. I got up, made us coffees, had the same breakfast as Saturday and lazed around on the couch watching more Gilmore Girls and blog planning (so much coming! including regular posting again + lots of recipes).
We had an early lunch, went and saw the new Deadpool 2 movie, laughed our asses off, came home and did boring housework. I made bread for the week while Mark folded laundry, I finished tidying the house (although minimally. I tend to not do housework except what’s actually necessary on weekends. All work is is done during the week… at least 95% of the time. Weekends are for rest/fun) and then settled in for more Gilmore Girls and post writing.
Mark had a softball game so he made himself an early dinner of sausages and I made the same pasta as the night before plus some roasted asparagus. It was easy and I wasn’t in the mood to cook/meal prep this week.
And that was our weekend! It was perfect.
Next weekend we’ll be away for a wedding in Windsor and the following weekend I’m leaving for Italy with my mom and sister. So much happening!
Have a fabulous week, friends!