Winnipeg in Spring

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On Wednesday night, Mom, Dad, and I flew into Winnipeg for some time with family and my cousin’s wedding! On Thursday we explored the Forks with my Oma, and had dinner with my Grandma and some other relatives.

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Assiniboine Zoo Conservatory

On Friday we went out to my aunt’s farm to visit with my mom’s family. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine, sprinting after the dog, and lots of babies!

On Saturday, Nic and I took a walk from the Manitoba Legislature down to the Forks. We picked up doughnuts from Oh Doughnuts and Fools and Horses on Broadway. In the afternoon we had lunch with my parents and Grandma, then picked up ice cream. My cousin’s wedding was in the evening.

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Wedding #1 of May!
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Congratulations Trent and Raela!

Summer To-Do List

 

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com

Last week we got to go to Gloryhole Doughnuts, and we want to continue to check out all the cool coffeeshops in Toronto, because there are SOOO many.

On the topic of desserts, we’ll keep on checking out other ice cream and specialty dessert places. Keep your eyes peeled for a gelato trip or two!

Beach Day at Woodbine Park - JanessaMann.Com

Woodbine Beach is very easy for us to get to (though a little long, since it’s an hour by subway and streetcar) so we like to go as much as we can. It’s also pretty easy for our out-of-town friends to drive in to see us.

We also are planning on going to the Toronto Island for a beach trip for our anniversary. I’ve never been, so I’m excited to see what it’s like!

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Fully decked nachos at Hey Lucy

Continue to visit more patios and try out all the local alcohol. I recently discovered Brickworks Cider, and their 401 cider is delish!

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Bike rides along the lakeshore and elsewhere (once my brakes are fixed, of course).

We’ll also bike out to High Park again to enjoy Shakespeare in High Park, which was a lot of fun last year. They’re putting on Hamlet! Pay what you can, check it out and bring some wine and cheese!

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More camping with friends, and finally going rockclimbing outside! Last year my back’s health wasn’t the best, so I didn’t feel comfortable doing it. This year? I’m in.

Also, lots of hiking if possible (though I do work weekends).

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Spending time at the cottage! We’re definitely going to be there for a couple days in July, and hopefully once we’ve moved back to Ottawa in August. I miss that place so much.

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com

Check out random stores – we went to the Toronto Designer’s Market and lots of antique stores last week. It’s super cool to see all the stuff there.

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Celebrate our first anniversary!!!!!!!!

Happy Doughnut Day! – Gloryhole Doughnuts in Parkdale Village

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com

Friday, June 3rd is Doughnut Day! Of course, that’s my favourite day of the year. Nic and I finally made it out to Gloryhole Doughnuts in Parkdale Village, and it was well worth the wait. We sat outside and enjoyed our coffees and doughnuts.

Nic got a malted milk and I got a strawberry rhubarb which was fantastic.

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com

The decor is super cute, very Canadian-inspired with the little trees, the canoe on the ceiling, and the snowshoes.

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Look at those babies!

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com

Definitely loved visiting here, the doughnuts are worth the hype!

Happy Doughnut Day! Gloryhole Doughnuts in Toronto - JanessaMann.Com
Dried lavender at Coriander Girl

Afterward we walked around to some stores in Parkdale Village including the Toronto Designer’s Market.

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