This past weekend my daughter Caitlin and I had a girlie weekend. We don't very often have the chance to spend time just the two us anymore, so this was a rare treat. I headed to Kitchener where she lives and goes to school. Now that she is living in a proper apartment (i.e. no more student digs) with a spare room, I was able to spend a couple of nights. Upon my arrival I was greated with the most wonderful aroma of fresh baked apple pie...yes she bakes and she bakes really well...it was so beautiful, I wish I had taken a picture with her lattice top and all, but we cut into it before we thought about it's blog worthiness.
Saturday morning we woke to a beautiful mild sunny day,quite opposite to what they were originally forcasting. We seized the day and decided on the short trip to St. Jacobs to explore thier farmers market...OMG! We were in heaven right from the word go. This market is huge with an outdoor flea market and both outdoor and indoor food vendors of all sorts. The colours, and scents were beautifully overwhelming.
We spent the better part of the morning at the market and probably could have spent more time, but we had lots we wanted to do. So we headed across to the antique mall which happens to be next to a TSC which is a hardware type store. For those who do not know, St. Jacobs is known for it's mennonite community. Seeing them in traditional clothing; ankle length dresses, and bonnets and dark trousers, and brimmed hats for the men was expected, as was seeing them travelling by horse and buggy, what I had not seen before was parking accommodations for the horse and buggy. This was at the hardware store, a fascinating and beautiful scene.
We spent another several hours in the antique mall enjoying the thrill of the hunt...and goofing around a bit as well.
We left St. Jacobs and headed back into Kitchener for a lovely late lunch at Williams Fresh Cafe.
Totally pooped, we came home, made pizza ate more pie and watched a couple of movies, the first was Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell but that movie was so depressing and without a point that we had to watch another so we could end our day on the high note it deserved. We decided on Just Go With It with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston. It was a light funny movie and was the perfect end to a perfect day.
Caitlin and I don't often get the chance to while away a day like that, and so it is that I chersih them when they happen. It was a wonderful day with a wonderful girl and I cannot wait to do it again!
I know it is now mid week but I hope you enjoyed your weekend past, or have wonderful plans for the weekend ahead!
Happy hump day all!