On Thursday night, Matt and I left for the cottage in Muskoka. It's one of my favourite places to be, especially on such an incredibly beautiful weekend! It's not often that the weather cooperates every single day, but it really did this weekend. Traffic was pretty bad on Thursday, but it was no surprise since it was the long-weekend, and the true kick-off to cottage season. We got there around 8, and started the relaxation right away - a nice glass of wine and catching up with the family. It was Matt's parents and his brother only this weekend.
Friday Matt and I went for a run in the morning along the Lake Joe road. I did 2 laps, which is 6 km (I probably ran 4 of them, walked the rest), and Matt did 3, and ran them all (that marathon-training boy is dedicated). Came back to lounge in the sun and do some reading. That evening some family friends came over for a Canada-Day themed party, which really just meant red and white, but people really got into it. Red and white appetizers galore, along with some great dinner and, of course, red and white wine! We took the boat over to Red Leaves for the fireworks, and it was nice and warm outside still, so it was a great show.
Saturday we had some work to do. We cleared out the upstairs two bedrooms because they were to be sanded and oiled. The boys did all the sanding, and it looked great. After that work we did some more lounging outside, and actually got to have a quiet evening in. So often we are out and about seeing everyone, which is so nice, but it was also great to relax. We had a nice dinner together and watched "Despicable Me" which made me giggle endlessly...also I drank a lot of wine...
Sunday was our last day, and the boys went golfing. My project was to sand and paint some chairs and a table for our front porch (more details on that later), which I did out in the incredible weather, again! We went for a late lunch at Red Leaves (started at Lake Joe but the bad service made us leave, which isn't typical of Joe, so it was disappointing to see it), and then packed up to head home. That last afternoon in the sun and some poor-choice sunscreen (Coppertone Spray - ugh, please don't buy it - I usually use Ombrelle but I had it and wanted to use it up), I ended up with a bit of a sunburn on my arms and back of my shoulders. The spray went on patchy and so I am all spotty. Oh well, it will even out. I was very careful in the sun this weekend so I'm annoyed at myself, but still have so many tan lines from various tops and swimsuits.
Here are some Canada Day inspiration photos I found last week and forgot to post. Hope everyone had a great Canada Day weekend!