|8:15 AM - The view from my bed|
I love reading day in the life posts. I have been meaning to do one for far too long. I'm glad I finally decided to do one. I picked a pretty good Saturday too. I took a bunch of friends up to my parents summer house. Since my parents are off galivanting around Europe, I took over the Master bedroom. It's always nice to wake up and see the lake. I am not a morning person, but I had no trouble waking up at 8:15am. Getting out of bed is another story.
|9:15 AM - Getting ready to go paddle boarding|
|10:15 AM - Checking out the Farmer's Market|
I was so happy that my friends, Laini and Tina were able to come up for the weekend. They both live out of town. They have both been my best friends since the very first day of middle school. The three of us sat next to each other in home room. It's funny how a seating assignment can change your whole life.
The Farmer's Market is a Saturday morning ritual for me. I go every time I am in town. It's the perfect spot to walk around and wake up. This market is quite spectacular. It's the biggest one that I have been to. So many different kinds of venders. It's a really neat thing to be a part of. It also makes things easy for breakfast. We usually don't get into town until quite late on Friday night (it's a four hour drive from home), so there isn't much time to grocery shop for breakfast. Instead we hit up the food venders. There is one truck that makes the most amazing waffles that I have ever had.
|11:15 AM - Rotato|
|12:15 - Taking in the views|
At the end of the Farmer's Market, there is a nice little path to a pier. We acted like typical tourists, stopping at all of the information signs.
|1:15 - Lounging on the dock|
It wasn't as hot as I was hoping it would be, but it was definitely hot enough to get our swim on. I lounged on the dock for a bit to get hot enough to go in the water, while a couple of my friends went out the paddle boards. The rest of our party wandered off to do different things. One person went on a hike. Another went to look at real estate.
|2:15 - Extreme Paddle Boarding|
Once my friends got back from their excursion, I went out on the paddle board (we only have two). This time I headed down the other side of the lake. My favourite part of paddle boarding is creeping on all of the gorgeous houses in the neighbourhood.
|3:15 - Napping|
We swam around for a bit and then had a nap on the dock. It was pretty nice.
|4:15 - Wasting time|
We started to get super hungry, so we headed back into town. We were all craving pizza (my friends are bad influences),but the pizza place didn't open until 4:30. We wandered into some of the shops. I found one second hand store that had a whole section of sequined items. It was heavenly. But I managed to resist temptation. I did really want to buy a fascinator from the hat store (because I am going to the horse races in a couple of weeks), but the hat store closed at 4:00 and we arrived at 4:05. It was unfortunate.
|5:15 - Mykonos Taverna|
We were starving by the time the restaurant opened. I was actually quite impressed by the pizza. It so much better than I remembered. Might have had something to do with how hungry I was.
|6:15 - Stolen Apples|
And then there were two. Tina left us to head back home, since she was only able to sneak away for one night. Har and I decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood. We found an apple tree and picked up some fallen apples. I felt a bit like Eve in the garden of Eden.
|7:15 - Candidly Nicole|
I introduced Har to my favourite "reality" show. I love Nicole Richie. I am so glad that she has a new TV show out. It is amazing. If you haven't checked out Candidly Nicole yet, you are missing out.
|8:15 - Making a fire|
Once our friends came back from their own adventures, we started making a campfire. We have a pretty nice stack of wood ready to go, so it makes it easy to get started.
|9:15 - 11:15 - Camp fire!|
We finished off the day by hanging around the campfire on the beach, roasting marshmallows and eating s'mores. It was a fabulous way to end the day.
I'm going to miss summer.