Honestly, this has been a rather wonderful long weekend. I mean even a boring long weekend is a good long weekend, because, Long Weekend. But this one has been amazing.
The weather has been wonderful. While sunny about 90% of the time (we had 2 or 3 momentary showers this morning) It's been hot, but no stifling high humidex like in the city. Being literally 15 feet from the lake keeps the place cool, well that and the old oak tree. A few Summer ago when we were here the Humidex made the last 2 days really uncomfortable, but this weekend, could not have been better.
Another morning for sleeping in, and a nice diner breakfast of Bacon, Eggs, Hash Browns and Toast. Then because today is Marcel's and Peanut's Birthdays... there was a stack of cards and presents for them to open.
This afternoon, Marcel's Mom stopped by, we had some yummy Chocolate Birthday Cake and coffee. Had a lovely visit, and then went out for a short drive to a small Rose Farm, "Roses des Champs". And as amazing as the roses were, there were a few small lily/frog ponds just over-flowing with the most beautiful lilies. I've never seen so many in my life! Beautiful.
And naturally we picked up a few things in the boutique: Rose Gelée, Rose Vinegar, Rose Bath Salts, Rose Scented Candles, Rose Water and Rose Syrup.
We're back in the coolness in the cottage now and just going to relax for the remainder of our time here. I hope this is a precursor of out main Summer Vacation at the end of August. (Fingers crossed)