Monday, May 31, 2010

VACATION - WEEK ONE



Vacation week one wrap up:

Friday, May 28th
- Started the vacation off by having a relaxing and enjoyable dinner at the Keg.

Saturday, May 29th
- Took in a birding festival at Sam Smith Park in Etobicoke. It was educational and enjoyable.

Sunday, May 30th
- Went on a day long birding trip to Carden Plain (an important birding area) with friends.

Me birding at Carden Plain.

We had a great day and saw over 40 species of birds! That's up from last year.

Kingbird


Virginia Rail- First sighting for us, and she had babies with her!

Alder Flycatcher


Upland Sandpiper


Eastern Bluebird


After a long day of birding in the hot sun we had a early dinner at one of my favorite places, the Briars Resort, before heading home.


Enjoying an icy cold lemonade at the Briars after a long day in the sun!

Monday, May 31st- Shopping Day! I wanted to get some new summer clothes, and we needed to get some things for the bedroom. With the help of Reitmans and Ikea, mission accomplished.

Tuesday, June 1st- Spent most of the day at home enjoying the yard before heading downtown for dinner and an evening performance of the musical, "Rock of Ages", which we enjoyed very much.

"Rock of Ages" is a must for any 80's music fan.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010- This morning we enjoyed breakfast at the "Grenadier Restaurant" in High Park, and then went for a bird walk, but spent most of our time there feeding the chipmunks. Rest of the day was spent relaxing at home.






Thursday, June 3rd- We spent the day at home as we were having new flooring put down in the bedroom. We had it painted a couple weeks ago, so now all we have to do is add a few more decorative touches and it will be complete.

Meadow likes to be involved in all the home projects.


A sneak peak at the redecorated bedroom, just a few more things to add.

Friday, June 4th-
We ended the first week off on a high note! We went for a day trip to one of our favorite places to visit, St. Jacobs. We go over a couple times a year. We started our day there by going birding on a trail we learned about, Mill Race Trail, and were treated to lots of sightings. We're already talking about doing an overnight trip next year when the migrates are passing through.

After the walk we shopped in the village and we picked up some goodies; homemade pickles, jam and maple syrup.

We had dinner at our favorite restaurant there, Benjamin's, before heading home.

Taking a rest after walking the trail.


A list of birds that have been seen on the trail.

A Great Blue Heron, I love seeing them, as they always remind me of Nova Scotia.

Now on to week two......
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