A very special guest from out west stayed with us for a whole week. Megan visited Toronto for the first time, and boy did we do a lot of things! From exploring the island to shopping in Kensington Market, going to a comedy club and some funky live music jams (and even a dance club.. yikes), without forgetting a Blue Jays game and beer tasting at the Steam Whistle Brewery, you could say it was a jam-packed week. These pictures are from our more relaxed afternoon, at Balmy beach by my house.
Megan and Laurence being babes, as usual.
Megan and I goofing off, as usual.
Here is a little sneak peek from the mini photo shoot we had after sunset… I am in the process of building a portfolio, and I will be posting more on there!
I had a lot of fun with this girl, and I can’t wait to see her again in the summer.
Toronto you will not suck all the small town out of me. I will go on smiling at pedestrians as I pass them by, and I will keep on hugging people with whom I make acquaintance, and I will do more than just work and party and work and party.
Stopping for iced lattes at Bliss Bakery in Peachland
Before moving away, I had the opportunity to take a short road trip along the Okanagan lake with my dear friend Megan. Since doggy Levi loves car rides and swimming, we decided to bring her along and make the beach in Penticton our destination. When passing through Peachland and Summerland, the highway was decorated in more fruit stands than I can count on my two hands. We made a stop at Little Acres which has everything you could ever want: ice cream, maple syrup, local fruits and vegetables, homemade apple juice and hot sauce, and a magnificent view of the lake. It was Megan’s nineteenth birthday two days ago. We met in grade seven and have since become great friends. Together, we have enjoyed the good times and suffered through the lesser ones in high school and during our first year of university. We have survived the power of change for six years, and there is no doubt we will stay friends through this big move. Honestly, are those not the nicest eyes you have ever seen? Here’s a little video!
Our awesome setup at Ellison Provincial Park
I spent Friday to Sunday camping in good company at Ellison Provincial Park, about 45 minutes from Kelowna. I can safely say that my last weekend in British Columbia was well-spent. When times are too stressful and busy, visiting the outdoors can be the best way to cool down and rejuvenate. I didn’t realize how much I needed it until we actually got there. Trees and green all around, the sounds of birds, the smell of pine trees and campfire, no set schedule, and laughing friends made for the most wonderful weekend.
Ellison Provincial Park is my friend Olivia’s favourite. I am honoured that she wanted to share this place with us. She has been coming here with her family for the past ten years. Do you have a favourite camping spot?
The lovely Charis
We played a ton of card games over those three days. Speed and Cheat are probably in my favourites.
This candle keeps the bugs away: a must-have!
On our way to the cliffs
When walking here with a flashlight at night, you would think Slender Man was chasing you.
The beautiful Okanagan Lake
Olivia, Emerson, Charis, Seth, Laurence
Olivia and her crazy faces
All packed up and ready to go… The end!
Hopefully this made you want to go camping. Go ahead and take a break, you deserve it!
Olivia and I drinking lattes and planning a camping trip. I love mornings.
Levi has to be the most photogenic dog in the world.