Anniversary weekend

6 Aug

Mark and I always look forward to the long weekend in August. It’s our anniversary and we look back on our first August long weekend together with fondness as our two first anniversaries were spent at my family cottage.

Unfortunately, busy work schedules and life just seems to get in the way of making the trip to the cottage in order to celebrate with family. So the last few years we’ve been celebrating in our own frugal ways.

Although it was a special weekend, there was no break in the training schedule. I ran 23km Saturday morning and came home to roses. Mark had stopped by the farmer’s market after his run to buy me flowers.

For supper on Sunday I made a bean and veggie stew, guacamole and bread, and blueberry pie for dessert.

I included the beautiful roses in the picture. They are so lush and fragrant! Not pictured is the blueberry pie. I must confess I didn’t photograph the dessert because I was too busy eating it!

To complete our anniversary weekend, we went on a bike ride this morning. Mark showed me some of his training routes and brought me up into the Escarpment. My gosh! The hill to get into the Escarpment is the longest and steepest hill I’ve ever climbed – and I couldn’t even make it half way so we walked our bikes up. We had planned to visit Hilton Falls but when we arrived we were informed that we needed to pay.  Neither of us had brought any money and $13 was a little too expensive for us. So we took a little break and biked back home.

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