When I think of my father, I find it hard to put into words the feelings I have about him. He is someone who, regardless of my decisions, life paths, and situations has always stood by me. He has, as I would imagine any parent does, felt all my joys and heartaches as if they were his. I know that I am fortunate to have him as my mentor, guide, parent and hero. This year is a very special year for him as he will soon be retiring and this will also mark a new chapter in my life as well.
For those that know me, know I am a beer girl. I am not one for sweet drinks but have broadened my horizons to cider and a very dry champagne known as prosecco (really it's sparkling white wine). Beer, wine and cesars are my drinks of choice which has led to some interesting drink placements from wait staff over the years.
Fridays near the end of the school year have a certain sweetness in the air, a certain restlessness that you can't quite put your finger on. In our little corner of the world, summer is so oh so short and even uttering the word might mean that it will quickly slip through our fingers to not return. So, I say such words in hushed tones in hopes that the weather Gods do not hear. But today, today was a beautiful day.
As I write this post, and look at the images from this day, I can't help but think about how much can change. This post has taken some time. It was supposed to have happened about a week ago but life can change in a year, 6 month, a day, a second or even a moment.
One of our favourite spots is The Voyageur Brewing Company. They recently opened last year and it is a small gem with big tastes. They have a ever changing selection of beers and a rooftop patio that is dog friendly. During the summer they also have live bands on the roof and inside they feature oversized Jenga bean bag toss in the brewing area. The atmosphere is very relaxed and family friendly. Eats are simple but yummy bar finds. Our favourite is consistently the picnic platter with local and surrounding area cheeses, hand made bread and smoked fish.
The biggest draw to our favourite little spot has to be the outdoors and proximity to trails and views. We can stay and walk in the village or jump in the car for a short drive to a look out or landmark, the choices are really endless and the changing seasons mean that you never see the same view twice. This day, we decided to stay close to home as it were and walk to break wall. Hailey loved the extra time to relax and take in the sights. The photos in the gallery are my partners. Because the day trip was very "all of a sudden" we only had one memory card so Randy decided to take charge of the lens. I managed to grab a shot of Hailey and of course our food but then the job of capturing the day was up to him.
And how the sun shone today!