My Weekly Adventures 67: The Start of “Summer” Events

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Welcome to an evening edition of My Weekly Adventures!

This will be a fairly quick one! Like when I ended up my last Weekly Adventures, we overlapped a weekend and week of E3 activities so really, not that much ended up happening. However, there were some little fun bits that I didn’t blog extensively about either!

Let’s go!

Mont-Ham Hike

Mont-Ham

The second hike of the year goes to Parc regional du Mont-Ham. You can see the full post here.

It was a challenging and crazy hike but the weather was perfect and the scenery was absolutely worth every single hard moment. It was incredible. We are working on where to go for the next hike. Keep your eyes peeled, it should be happening in a week or so, well for the long weekend if we can manage to fit it in  one of those days.

We are heading into July and it might turn out to be hard to get a hike in but we’ll try 😉

F1 Grand Prix Weekend

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Honestly, what is there to say? I usually do a separate post for Grand Prix but, its been fairly underwhelming. Porsche is always the heavy hitter and I’ve seen a lot of Lamborghinis around town. They are all pretty cars but you know, the variety is lacking from say, what the event had years ago. The event has expanded to a few locations now so that leads to the festivities over in the park where it had some electronic music going from Piknik Electronique and some food stalls…

Charlie’s Shack & Lobster Rolls

One of the things I love about Montreal events in the last few years is the food. This time, I had a lobster roll at Charlie’s Shack and boy, was it ever so delicious!

A Little Shopping

I love Buy 3 Get 4th Free sale at Indigo. Its very irresistible! 🙂 At least now I can catch up with my Archie graphic novels and also managed to get the Quebec National Geographic book for sale. We are already getting some long-term travel plans set and looking to see if there are some locations for day trips to hike or sightsee. Maybe some hidden gems.

Cute Kitty Pic

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That’s it for this quick round of My Weekly Adventures!
Its been definitely less productive here than usual, but I’m trying to get a ton of stuff done.

What have you been up to?

My Weekly Adventures: Grand Prix, Flowers and Running Update!

Welcome to another My Weekly Adventures! I promised you fun among other things that I haven’t gotten done yet but lots of great stuff on the way, all in time (when I find time…)

Lets start with the little things which make up a good part of my spring life! Spring is ending and summer is around the corner, lets hope Montreal weather got the memo. Its a little bit more random this week but still, ENJOY!!

1) Flowers & Gardening

A few new blossoms in the garden.  Rain has been increasingly abundant and the weather’s warming up gradually so it really helps.

Flowers

Flowers

Columbine/Crimson Star

It actually helps a lot.  Its raining right now as I type this up but my lettuce from last week is about double the size or triple just because of 3 days of rain so we’ll be harvesting it this weekend to eat 🙂

Next mission, after getting eaten alive and the last project for container gardening this year: Mosquite repellant container.  That helped a lot last year so I’m hopefully going to get that done soon if I find the plants I need.  Aside from that, I’m still debating if its too late to start my zucchini plants.  I probably should but I don’t know.  I’ll give myself till the weekend to figure that out.

Are you gardening? Any blossoms or harvests yet?

2) Week 2 of Training for 10K Marathon

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Running distance is getting longer.  I have a perfect route that I found after getting lost and making a wrong turn that actually gave me a perfect 5 mile run. Believe me, walking is the hard part but then I walk a lot already so I just walk more briskly than usual. And cross training last week was this workout.

Its not exactly the 45-60 minutes they ask for in the program but I try to push myself a little harder. Fitsugar/Popsugar Fitness workouts are never easy, not even the beginner ones.  Those are just a little less intense but they are still quite demanding but thats also why its really effective and I love them so much! 🙂

Have you ran a marathon? Are you training?

3) Grand Prix Formula 1 Weekend

Last year, I left for Hong Kong the week before Formula 1 weekend which also marked the first year in whatever years that I hadn’t gone to at least walk through the events in downtown.  This year I went back with some friends.  There were some nice cars and tons of people. Its was a little drizzly and humid but overall, it was fun because of good company.  I’m only showing a few of the more “rare” cars or the ones I like at least.

There were a few things I wanted to point out.  For one, that Maserati is super sexy and that green one up there.  I don’t remember the make of that one. Second, they had a racing game with Oculus Rift and since I’ve been all about gaming videos, it made me super excited to see it.  I can see this as something I’d want to have.  But then, its crazy expensive so it won’t be something in the near future. Third, we had a chat with one of the car owners of the Tesla and he was super nice.  One of those cars actually has another set of seats in the “trunk” facing behind and he did that for his kids, turning his 5 seat sedan to a 7 seat.  Goes to show that if you have the money for it, you can have a family car and not have to drive a minivan 😉

4) Baby visit!

On the first day that I left for Alaska, that night at 2 am, one of my childhood friends water broke and had her baby like 17 hours later.  Her little daughter dodged being a Jedi but props to the doctor for having one day off on the delivery date.  Anyways, after getting everything done, we found time to hang out the past weekend.

My cat's thoughts, "What is this?"

My cat’s thoughts, “What is this?”

But this little one just stole my heart and that little bundle was smaller than my cat but managed to scare my cat away.  Haha!  That was as close as she got before running away.

Did I ever tell you that I’m super nervous around babies? So after a good bit of the night, I finally picked up my courage and held this little girl and she is a sweetheart.

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Just look at her posing for the camera? Isn’t that just the cutest?

5) Discover: An awesome trailer for an indie film I want to see

Anyone here follows Wong Fu Productions on YouTube? I sporadically share their videos but the crew there along with some bigger name stars just put together a film called Everything Before Us and had their premiere last week some time I think.  Either way, that trailer looks fantastic.  Not to mention that I’m a fan of Aaron Yoo and one of the younger main characters played by Brandon Soo Hoo who is also in From Dusk Till Dawn series which I just saw.  And the guy from The Maze Runner, Ki Hong Lee is in it also.

Anyways, it looks awesome and I’m going to buy it soon and give it a watch 🙂

6) Things on my mind

  • Next post for Music Obsessions & Baking Through Disney (and actually baking).
  • What movie to see next in theatres (probably Jurassic World) since I missed a ton of good ones that you all will hate me for…
  • How to continue my fifty over at my other blog Days Nights and Daydreams.  Plus, I need to actually start writing that story I’ve been thinking. I came back from vacation with 3 stories running around my mind.
  • Should I do a blogathon? I’ve been blogging for over 4 years and I’ve wanted to do this but just no truly original ideas yet. I’ll figure it out this summer…hopefully.
  • Still..how to structure the vacation posts.  I might just work on it and hope for the best. Its been hanging around for too long.

That’s it for this week! Its a little late but hope you enjoyed! 🙂