Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

This weekend we had a great day out Saturday, and a quiet day in Sunday for homework, not being ones to balance the work and play :) 

The city's greenhouses opened their doors to the public for the day, and I took along a rather dubious family who doubted the level of interest to be found - as you can see from the above photos, I was proven right. (Really, they should just accept that I am bound to be right. Ok, 95% of the time.) We spent well over an hour traipsing through the five or six greenhouses and surrounding areas, the girls taking in the myriad of plants soon to be planted throughout the city, most famously the Public Gardens. Pea took over 100 photographs, and Elle left with her hands full: potted pansies, succulents pieces for propagation, fallen flowers and dried bits of interesting form. 

We treated ourselves to poutine for lunch, wandered around (getting lost) in the city's large, multi trailed park, then treated ourselves to more fried food: fresh, old fashioned donuts. It was a day for greasy food treats. 


  1. There's nothing like a greenhouse full of blooming plants for a beautiful afternoon.

  2. Greenhouses can be a lot of fun, especially when I'm not the least bit responsible for keeping them up.

    1. Hear, Hear! (or is it here, here!) I'm starting to feel the same way about gardens in general!


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