So this is what happens when I take 1.5 days off of blogging, so much has gone on I don’t know where to start! Let’s hope this doesn’t get too lengthy!
Friday was Canada Day! After a yummy supper of black bean burgers we headed to Sylvan Lake for ice cream and fireworks. But before even getting to the ice cream shop we found a store, not just any store though – Candy Kingdom! Me and my Mom were instantly excited, Chad a little less so… Oh and I forgot my camera on this trip so photos are few and far between via camera phones. I went with Strawberry Banana Laffy Taffy, Chad some sour Skittles and my Mom got a few goodies -gummies, maple candies, candy coated peanut and more! We decided to take a walk along the beach before going for ice cream, it was surprisingly quiet and we found a nice area with no people and sat down to snap some photos via our camera phones:
Next up was ice cream time! We headed to the local (and very popular) ice cream shop – Big Moo. Me and my Mom went for the one scoop in a cup, Chad – two scoops in a cone. I ordered my ice cream of choice – banana chocolate fudge and was handed approximately two tablespoons of ice cream in a tiny gelato cup. I wish this was an exaggeration, but it is not, I could have ate the entire “serving” in two spoonfuls. FAIL. My Mom got the same (pathetic) amount. Chad’s two scoops in a cone? Yeah, probably easily five times the amount we had. To make matters worse, $3.25 for that “one” scoop. Okay I am done, just needed to vent. Needless to say I won’t go back there this summer! Good thing we had our candy 🙂
After more walking we decided to go somewhere for drinks, and drinks turned into an appy too – “pochos”. Never heard of them?! Me neither! They are “lattice cut potatoes” made like nachos, and pretty tasty if you ask me! Since it was almost time for the fireworks we headed back to the beach to snag good seats. And then we waited, and waited. Finally the fireworks started and they were AMAZING, the best I have ever seen – they made up for the wait and almost for the ice cream fiasco too!
Caution – side tracked here – Want to know what really made up for the ice cream fiasco? This…
My dream ice cream. Enough said.
Saturday morning I woke up around 7am (sleeping in for this gal) and immediately craved cereal for breakfast:
Multigrain Cheerios, Nature’s Path Pumpkin Raisin Cereal, a sliced banana, dried cranberries and almond milk. The other reason I had cereal for breakfast? We had no other food in the house…
After our usual Saturday morning activities (farmers market, Starbucks and groceries) we packed up lunch, reading material and a Frisbee. Can you guess why?! Beach day!
We spent the next 3 glorious hours lake side, eating PB&J sandwiches, reading magazines and suntanning – or in Chad’s case sun burning!
Since Chad gets antsy easily we decided to move on from the beach and go cross off one of our Summer (Fun) items – Mini Golf! This is by far one of the better Mini Golf places around!
Check this hole out….
You had to push the log so it moved and then try and get your shot timed perfectly to get the ball into the hole. Yes, I did this is in TWO shots. Mini golf pro 😉 We won’t talk about the fit I had about five minutes after this when I declared the next hole “incomplete”.
Pretty stoked about my shot, camera posing?
Chad’s Dad lives out at the lake so we decided to go and visit for
happy hour to be nice. Happy hour did happen:
And so did supper! Secret time – we had no supper plans and really hoped they would invite us for supper – I had already declared I was not cooking 😉 Supper was ham, cheesy hashbrowns (Chad ate half the dish of these), salad and then dessert too – angel food cake with berries. I am not a cake fan usually, but angel food cake? Yes please!
After being stuffed of drinks and food plus too much sun (we are both sporting some wicked tan lines and burns), we headed home to be in bed just after 10pm. It was the perfect summer day!
Today’s agenda, 10-12km run, Costco, house cleaning and laundry and hopefully some time to even out these tan lines!