June

It’s hard to believe June is here already!

This weekend our friends Rob and Jill came out to visit us on Friday night. We all went down to the Bicycle Month kick-off street party, went for dinner and drinks on the patio of our local pub, and then came back to the apartment and played board games until the wee hours of the morning. They also brought us a lovely bamboo mortar and pestle, which is a perfect addition to our kitchen (thanks guys!).

Hi Jill and Rob!

On the roof of the Old Post Office. Not sure if we’re allowed up here – but they shouldn’t leave the gate open if we’re not. Photo credit: Rob Johnson

View of the pub from the walkway leading up to it. Photo credit: Rob Johnson

Rapids and the old mill by the pub. Photo credit: Rob Johnson

On Sunday, we packed up a picnic and went geocaching (www.geocaching.com) at various locations around the area. At first I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to blog about geocaching (part of the fun is the top-secret aspect) but turns out the geocaching website actually encourages blogging about it, telling friends about it, etc – because if more people know about the game, more will play, and that’s more fun for all!

Chris crossing the road near one of the caches.

Part of the fun of geocaching is it takes you to beautiful spots like this.

and this…

Chris making me nervous as he tries to inspect the rapids more closely.

Chris took this one after he managed to climb down the rock face to get closer to the water.

Our GPS took us down an old unmaintained municipal road for one of the caches. We initially tried to drive, but had to reverse out and walk back in.

Found a cache! Chris checks out the goodies.

Signing the geocaching log with our team ID.

Scenery on the walk back to the car. A pretty spot, but so many deer flies!

Summer’s just beginning, but it’s off to a good start! We’re looking forward to more weekends with friends, geocaching, hiking, camping… and of course lots of DIY, gardening, cooking, and all that fun stuff. Stay tuned for a post from Chris on his latest lemony DIY project.

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4 thoughts on “June

  1. This geocaching thing sounds amazing! I visited the site and it looks like there are a ton of hunts going on around Halifax. I think I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for the suggestion :)

  2. I didn’t know you blogged Rachel! I love the design! I started a food blog up last year – I gotta find some reason to write now that I’m university-free!

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