Mike left with his band (Trigger Effect)yesterday for a five week tour of Europe, and while I can't quite figure out how I'll get through five weeks of him being so, so far away, I'm also so incredibly excited for him that I think I'll get by! (You should all go check his tour dates and go see 'em play if they're in your neck o' the woods! I promise if you introduce yourself to Mike - the sweaty drummer guy - he'll be super friendly and you'll become great pals! Plus their music is awesome!) Anyhoo, in order to keep up our ongoing pre-tour tradition, we packed up and got out of the city for the weekend to spend some quality one on one time together before he flies over the ocean to such a distant land!
So this time, we headed back to a little place called Sutton, which we spent some time in a few years back, probably before I was blogging....we brought our bikes with us and planned our weekend around taking some sort of a scenic bike ride around the Eastern Townships, which is a super picturesque part of Quebec which sort of lines the Vermont border.
After a long interrogation (in vain might I add) with the clerk at the information booth, we finally found out about the sort of path we were looking for from a man we met at an antique store, and headed out working hard to convince ourselves that the sort of overcast weather would be good and keep us cool....but in the end the sun took its cue and right as we hopped on our bikes it showed its face and didn't go away at all, except for a fifteen minute downpoor about two thirds of the way into our ride back to the cottage.
We did good for beginners, and did about thirty miles of beautiful scenic bike riding, and then rewarded ourselves with a picnic and some sun-soaking by a really pretty stream we found along the way! Anyhow, the whole weekend was just perfect, filled with silly inside jokes and lazy nights in and busy days out and fancy antique stores and road side junk shops and perfect weather and just about all the good quality time two people can fit into one weekend, so it wasn't so bad seeing him off seeing as we got all that good stuff in before hand!
Now I'm all lost and don't know what to do since I finally finished my semester, and don't have the internet, and my boyfriend is on tour, and all my friends work during the day, so today I got back on my bike and discovered some really pretty bike paths right near my apartment! Although, its sort of sad I'm discovering them now when we'll be changing neighbourhoods in just a couple of months...but we'll just have to discover them around there too! I've also given myself a personal challenge to try going vegan for the time that Mike is gone. I have no idea how I'll fare, since my love for cheese and eggs and milk are sometiemes more powerful than whatever will power I may have, and I'll have to change my baking habits, but there isn't much better a time than now while Mike is away and I'm only shopping for myself, and really I don't bake as much in Summer anyway....are any of you guys vegan too? Any good recipes you might wanna suggest?
By the way, thanks for still reading, despite my overdrawn silences and lack of consistent posts or comments! I love you guys and all your blogs andI still check them whenever I get the chance!