Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekend Recap

On Friday I went to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a work retreat.  We have these about every three years and they are always held at the White Oaks Resort.  We do work sessions for strategic planning all day and then we have dinner and trivia in the evening.  I used my free time between the session and dinner for a massage and some quick outlet shopping.

A hotel room all to myself

On Saturday morning, after breakfast, we had another work session and then it was on to a team building activity.  We had a bit of free time so two of us went to my favourite wineries.  I decided to stock up on some special wine that I can start to enjoy in October.  We went to Southbrook and Konzelmann before going to Trius for our activity and lunch.

At Trius we blended our own wine with their Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Of course I couldn't participate in the tasting but our host did say that smell was 70% of the flavour, so I was beyond passing.  We had a good time.  My group named our wine Ruby Rouge and this was our description:

We had a really nice lunch at the winery before heading back to Toronto.

While I was gone, Dave and E explored most of High Park and had a great time on a sunny day.

On Saturday night we watched the Olympics and the Tragically Hip concert of course. I'm actually not a huge fan and only know a handful of their songs, but I felt we needed to participate in this national event and it was worth watching.

On Sunday, I finally cleaned out my closet (and the closet in the baby's room).  Dave and E went for run (Dave)/bike (E).  I got some groceries down the street.  I prefer walking up, but when you don't have time or the strength to carry it all back, the car is a good substitute (and free parking on Sunday mornings! #nerd).

My mom arrived from Nova Scotia to spend the next few days looking after E during the days.

We finished our evening with some fresh corn, burgers, the Olympic Closing Ceremonies, and HBO's The Night Of.

Dancing along with the music of the Closing Ceremonies.

Only a couple of weeks of summer left!!! I can't believe it. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome weekend!! You are good to go wine choosing without tasting!! I am so sad for summer to end