September 22, 2013

summer highlights

Summer has ended and we've officially entered autumn.  It was a great summer, with lots of little adventures.  So, I thought it would be nice to put together our summer highlights.

best ice cream
During one of the long weekends we decided to go on a little adventure in our own city.  We visited the Distillery district and stopped at BrickWorks before heading back home.  In the process, we discovered the best ice cream we've ever had:  Greg's Ice Cream.  We had the roasted marshmallow and coffee toffee flavours and both were just out of this world.  If you're in Toronto, please do go to this place.  Your tastebuds will thank you for it.

best meal
A few weekends ago, we went to Niagara-on-the-Lake to celebrate our anniversary.  For dinner, we went to Zees Grill.  It was ah-amazing.  The charcuterie plate was incredible.  We went back the next day for lunch.

best fruit picking
The Niagara region is famous for it's fruits.  On our way back home from Niagara-on-the-Lake we went fruit picking at Cherry Avenue Farms.  Bonus tractor wagon ride included.

best hot air balloon ride
Ok, I should probably call this "First Hot Air Balloon Ride" since it's my first and only time in a hot air balloon.  I'd like to say here and now that while hot air balloon rides are fun, they are also extremely uncomfortable and frightening.  It's not because you're in a small basket up in the sky, it's because the massive (and I mean massive) roaring flame that keeps the hot air balloon up in the air, threatens to burn your hair (and head) off the entire ride.  Still, I loved it.

best llama
I'm not sure this guy was the best llama, but he's the one we got.  We went to the High Park Zoo and got to feed the llama (we'll Mr. A fed him, I was having none of it).  By the way, this zoo was great fun and has a lot of interesting animals besides llamas, like buffalos and wallabies.

best fun
Is that even a thing?  Best fun?  Probably not, but I'm still saying this was the best fun.  Scootering in Niagara-on-the-Lake tops my list of funnest things I've ever done.  The owners of eSkoot, Colin and his wife, treated us like family.  This is a must-do if you're ever in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  I was very tempted to get an electric scooter for myself after all that fun.

Well, that caps it off.  I hope you had a great summer too!

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