Having such a great long weekend! Amidst entertaining our super fun house guests, I've gotten up to all sorts of things.
Such as... running the boring errand of getting a windshield replaced on our car. As you can imagine, I don't care much for driving or for cars in general. As the little chips in our windshield have amassed over the past few years I've just managed to ignore it. Never bothered me! Finally, with more flexibility in the summer, I made an appointment to get it replaced.
During my 90 minute wait, I found Amean Halal Donair & Pizza! I was famished and thought my only option was hobbling (no sidewalks in this part of town) over to the MacDonalds, a place I have not eaten at for over... 10 years (I prefer A&W). Luckily, I stopped at one of the strip malls, took a good look around, and found the donair place. It was wonderful! Super yummy and saucy, served up in a plastic bag, and the guy behind the counter called me, "sister". I'm sold.
Killed the rest of my time shopping at the Value Village, where I bought this amazing commemorative dish. I had a whole basket full of other treasures that I eventually returned to the shelves. Must. Exercise. Self. Control.
On my errands, I also found the perfect bomber jacket for fall cycling! Long sleeves, zipper up past the throat, and hood to boot.
Had a moment to enjoy a cup of tea before heading out to work with Don.
Later on in the weekend, I strapped the kids into the Croozer double trailer and dragged them down to Hawrelak Park for the Heritage Festival. Usually love that bike ride, though it was much less enjoyable because of all the crowds spilling out over the sidewalks. It's one of those places where you can't really take the street and there isn't a dedicated bike path either.
Regardless, the kids and I made it down there and I converted the trailer into a stroller. Off we went!
Even ran into Don, who was working at the festival.
the market, then tried to catch the streetcar, which we had just missed. Decided we would enjoy a stroll across the bridge. Went along the scenic Saskatchewan Drive, toured around Old Strathcona, then walked back to the Sugarbowl through Garneau and looked at lots of old houses. We walked, talked, shopped, and ate for hours!
This is all to say, I spent an entire afternoon on foot, which rarely ever happens. I'm always hopping on the train or on my bike in order to accelerate my pedestrianism. It was refreshing to just take it slow and stay on my feet!