CANADA DAY WEEKEND IN ONTARIO
Pelham, Fonthill, Welland, Port Dalhousie - Ontario
In Canada, weekends in the summer are limited. In fact, it's common to almost measure the summer in weekends. People say, "we've only got 5 weekends left until it's over." This means that our time is precious. How we choose to spend these weekends, or rather who we choose to spend them with, means a lot.
Living overseas, we only come home once per year, and it's in the summer during our school's summer break. Our summer, measured in weekends, is about 6 long. Since one of those weekends, the final one, is dedicated to our wedding celebration, that leaves 5. I cherish this time as a way to reconnect with my family and friends. I rarely feel lonely or homesick in Saigon, but without these short but sweet visits home, I'd feel terribly disconnected.
Part of the joy of coming home now is spending time with our little niece, who is nearly 2. We spent the Canada Day Weekend with Vaughan's parents and his sister Brianne's family. It was a low key time and we got so much enjoyment out of experiencing simple but fun activities such as cherry picking, bubble blowing and sprinkler running with our niece. Keeping in mind that we might only get one full weekend with her per year, I think we made the most of our time together.
At the end, Vaughan and I took a short trip to Port Dalhousie together for some local craft beer and pub food. Poutine, to be exact. A weekend to celebrate Canada indeed.
Shot with Sony a6500 | 50mm.