And create memories we have. At the beginning of June, I had two weeks of holidays, the first of which I spent at home on a glorious staycation. On days when the girlfriend worked, I spent my time sleeping in and reading and generally being lazy; on the few days when the girlfriend wasn't working, we wandered the streets and ate in favourite restaurants and watched way too much Food Network. We also did a walking tour of a historical district, which was a great way of learning some of the history of our city. I took the pictures, while the girlfriend jotted down interesting facts in her notebook. (Apparently she's just as geeky as I am. I love it!)
For the second week, we rented a cabin a few hours outside of the city with the intention of hiking and canoeing and being out in the wilderness. And then we discovered that 1) our cabin got high-speed internet and 2) the second season of Orange is the New Black had just been released, and it turned into a very lazy week of eating and sleeping and binging on Netflix. I couldn't have asked for anything better.
The only time we left the cabin for an extended period of time was when we went on a day trip....to a grain elevator museum. (Three guesses whose choice that was*. The first two don't count.) The girlfriend is clearly infinitely patient, as she drove two hours each way to see....grain elevators. She even allowed me to stop at two grain elevators on the way to the grain elevator museum. I think that's the definition of true love.
So that's part one of June. Part two will have to wait, as I just spent way too long Skyping with the girlfriend, who is away for work, and I need to sleep rather than keep writing here. Perhaps there will be two posts in July - yay!
*For some reason, Blogger has decided to turn the pictures in my previous post sideways. I may fix that someday when I have more patience and energy than I currently have. For now, my apologies. They're really cool pictures that you just can't appreciate because Blogger is buggy.