Tag: toronto island

Sailing

Date #345 – Thursday, July 10, 2014

A: B’s parents are awesome! They sailed to the city! Woah! Of course we went to visit them! I love Toronto Island. It’s such a nice little escape RIGHT in the heart of such a metropolis. I love that you have to take a boat and you can bring your bike and that it feel like you’re so far from all the dirt and spin of urban living that it’s a mini-vacation-feeling-experience. I’m happy to share all that with B… Well… that he brings me along with him on these sorts of things. I wouldn’t have had the chance to do this otherwise. 

B: I think it is super adorable and inspiring when my parents go on adventures like this. They do it a lot actually. Growing up my sisters and I would always be included. Now, they finally are going on their own adventures but they still like to include us as much as possible.

I think they were as ecstatic to see as as we were to see them. It was pretty amazing to get this perspective of the city. I love going to the Island, but being on a boat in the water with this massive city towering over you is kind of an incredible feeling. I felt small and vulnerable but also happy to be a part of something so much bigger than me. I was happy to be sharing that with A and my parents.

I hope when we are their age and have been together as long as them we still find ways to do amazing, new, and scary things like my parents do.

All Caps! – Date #40 – August 10-11, 2013

A: Spending the weekend on the island at ALL CAPS! in a tent, on a beach, and in front of a stage watching ample talent and having beautiful dance parties was probably the best end to my summer vacation. Especially since B and I didn’t even butt heads until the walk back to the ferry. Absence (as in my 9 days in Newfoundland) makes the heart grow fonder… Then you spend every waking minute together for 2 days and we’re back to our funky fresh selves again. Do I even make sense? I am denying that I have post-vacation brain but…………..I think what I’m trying to say is that it was a good time and hearing B say, “I like this side of you,” when I told him I’m an easy camper, made me smile. We’ve still got a lot to learn about the other. Scary!!! (And great.)

B: this weekend was awesome. All Caps! is my favourite Toronto music festivals. it has such an easy going vibe…too bad this is its last. luckily, I got to share A’s first All Caps! and her first time on the Island – yay!