Ah, spent the long weekend at Scots on the Rocks with Lady Ann. It was so lovely. Lady Ann is a dear, dear friend. She just returned from 6 weeks cycling in Italy (sigh). We were so glad to get the invite up to Kingston to chill with her and get caught up on her tour through Italy and her pregnancy. Lady Ann is – joyously – pregnant. Five months so actually. Woohoo!
G and I headed up on Friday and stopped in Kingston for dinner at one of our favourite establishments – Chez Piggy. Chez Piggy makes THE BEST frittes mayonnaise in Canada (aside from our own that is!). Finding Chez Piggy is always an adventure….
We also headed down to cheer on Lady Ann as she completed the Long Course Kingston Triathlon (as a team). Lady Ann was doing the 2km swim … five months pregnant. The challenge on Saturday was seeing whether or not she could fit in her wetsuit. The donning of the wetsuit did result in a ‘Nipplegate’ episode where I inadvertently saw one of Lady Ann’s … well … breasts. Let me tell you, that’s going to be one happy baby! he he he
We swam and lounged by the dock. G and I went exploring in the kayaks. And I made oh-so-yummy margaritas.
It was up early on Sunday to get into Kingston to see Lady Ann compete. Alright, truly it was G and Lady Ann up early Sunday…. I slept-in till the last possible moment. However, G and Lady Ann did take some beautiful pictures of the sun coming up over the lake. So still, so tranquil, so beautiful.
The race was great and Lady Ann finished the 2km swim in under an hour. Well done Ann! We hooted and hollered and cheered her on then toured the Kingston antique markett and chowed down on some yummy Cambodian food at Phnom-Penh.
Sunday afternoon, we headed over to Buck Lake Lodge, a stunning cottage owned by another friend of ours, Terry, for cocktails on the new deck he has been constructing high above the lake. It was gorgeous and Terry – in true Terry fashion – was the host of hosts as always. Thanks Terry!
That night, after supper back at Scots on the Rocks, we got to reading Lady Ann’s pregnancy books (don’t ask!). One thing mentioned was that if you suspend a ring on a length of twine over the belly of a pregnant woman, you can tell if the baby is going to be a boy or girl by the way it swings. So, naturally, we had to try this out. With a length of twine supplied by Lady Ann and a ring supplied by G, I tested.
If the ring swings back in forth, you’ve a boy on your hand. If it swings in circles, a girl. Well, seems like we have a girl on the way. This was really, really freaky as the ring did move – of its own will – in circles. Very freaky.
Oh I did kayaking at Banff, it’s one of my favorite activity of all time! BTW, those sunrise pictures are beautiful. It calms you.
Good job to Lady Anne. I can’t wait to get my body wet in Canada next year.ryc: Yes, shall focus on next year’s race first. But got to think ahead as well.
Wow… the sunrise pics are nice. Nipplegate – lol!
oh so beautiful pictures… I bet you will have a beautiful child, Ann sure can fit into her swim suit when 5 mths pregnant..amazing..
great fun! looks very enjoyable
Yes, kayaking is sooo fun! I should do it again in the near future! =)
wow, those pictures of the sun coming up over the lake are amazing. ryc: well, all those runs sound very fun, but we’ll see how i survive the winter first… it will be the very first time i’ve ever tried to run with the temperature outside below the upper 50s! i don’t even know what kind of clothing/etc to invest in.
Now that is a great weekend!!!