WARNING: LONG post (since I haven’t posted since last week)!
Labour Day Weekend has always been bittersweet for me. Though it’s a time spent with friends and family, and sharing some laughs and good times, it also signals the end of the summer. As a child, it always meant that school would start soon after. It would be the end of all the summer fun…until next year.
This Labour Day long weekend was one of the best ones I’ve ever had. Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood spent a few days with us on “The Island”.Mrs. Hollywood has already started spoiling “Junior”. She got the baby his/her first toy and first book. This is the toy she got the baby.I got excited and said that we really want to encourage creativity and stimulate the senses. This is a fantastic idea! Hubby liked it too, but he said “Oh! That’s great! Something that lights up and makes lots of noise!” 😉
We took my nieces to Hubby’s and my favourite place on the Island. There’s nothing like spending the day at the beach! We were “beach hoppers” this weekend and tried to hit as many beaches as we could! Living on the Island, there are beautiful beaches in every direction you drive! The Hollywoods went to their very first “fish fry” and we almost ended up going to a good ‘ol country dance/concert just to see what it was like. I’ve never been to a dance like that before and I’m generally not much of a country music fan, but I’m the type of person who will give everything a try before I pass any judgment 🙂 Unfortunately (or fortunately?) we were all exhausted come 8PM and decided to head home.
We didn’t end up going to bed until midnight though! It’s so hard to say goodnight when you’re in good company.
We reconvened for supper and ended the evening with a bit of stargazing. The Hollywoods were so amazed to see how spectacular the night skies are here. Never had they seen so many stars. It was quite amazing. Hubby says it’s something he sometimes takes for granted because it’s normal for him to see such breathtaking night skies. Although I have lived here for four years, I never cease to be amazed by how stunning all the stars are. We are truly lucky to see this all the time.
The last day of their stay was spent beach hopping (while poor Hubby worked on the farm). Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood and I first went on the trails at the Bridal Veil Falls and ended up swimming at Mudge Bay. We sauntered over to the Chocolate Works. Sadly, they were closed on Labour Day!!!! What a disappointment 🙁 Sorry, Canine and Jeanna! I’ll have to make a special trip out there for you next time 🙂
After grabbing a bite to eat for lunch, we hopped on over to Providence Bay, where we spent the rest of our afternoon. The Hollywoods are true sun worshipers. They are veritable beach bums. I love it! I’m a water baby myself and can spend hours swimming. Mrs. Hollywood and I were just saying how much fun it would be to take “Junior” to the beach when he or she gets older.
We stopped off for ice cream on our way home. You can’t come to the Island and not have Farquhars’ ice cream!!! I didn’t have any though. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to eat ice cream or anything sinful or sweet with this pregnancy. So sad 🙁 Ice cream and sweets make me still make me very nauseous and sick.
Of course, after a wonderful leisurely day in the sun and at the beach, what should we return to?The “girls” and their calves broke out of the pasture they were supposed to be in and were having a ball where they weren’t supposed to be! Poor Hubby had to round them up.
Finally, with regard to my question on a recent post of mine (What to do with all these fresh veggies?), my pal Rosie at Telling Mom suggested “zucchini pizzas”! I don’t know if this is what you had in mind, Rosie! Basically, I sliced a gigantic zucchini into rounds,added spices, tomatoes, cheese and other toppings,and baked it in the oven for 25-30 minutes.It was a great meatless and wheat-free alternative to pizza 🙂