Canada Day took place on a Friday this year, which means we had a nice long weekend! On the Thursday night right after work, I headed downtown to catch a baseball game with Brian and a few of his cousins.
It was an absolutely beautiful night for a game and a great kick-off to the weekend!
On Canada Day Friday, I took a day to myself - though, not intentionally! I woke up feeling completely sluggish and even a little run-down. Not only was I feeling quite fatigue, but it seemed like everyone in our house was feeling similar: we were all lazing around on the couch, still in our pajamas, and watched a 6-hour Blue Jays game (19 innings later...) I think it was something we all needed for ourselves in the end.
The next night, I met up with Ashley! - the same Ashley we visited just this past spring in Florida. She was back in town for the long weekend to catch up with friends and family and show her boyfriend around the city (who had never been to Canada before). We swapped some stories over a pitcher of sangria on an open patio.
The next day, it was back at it at the Blue Jays game!
Ashley was so determined to get out a game, so she gathered some old friends together for an afternoon down at the ball park.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring around the city!
We walked over to Kensington Market, a trendy little part of downtown Toronto.
And then stopped for a quick bite to eat at the Trinity Common.
From here, we headed back towards Queen Street and the Eaton Centre. You can tell it was a beautiful day!
As we approached Yonge and Dundas Square, the crowds started to increase and the roads became blocked off.
It was all due to the Pride Parade that took place earlier on that day. And the festivities were still going on!
After looots of walking around, looking for a food place, we finally settled on the Three Brewers. From this moment on, our picture-taking had ended; we were all so beat from a long day out in the sun and a big dinner that put us into a food coma.
It was so great to see Ashley again, but I miss her already! I'm so glad she's someone I've been able to keep in touch with all these years later.
I've been using these past couple of evenings just to take it easy after work and hang out by Brian's pool during our recent heat wave.
The end of this week is just two days away - and it'll mark a very happy time for me. More to come! :)
What were you up to this past weekend?