We took a little field trip today to the Lachine Canal and Atwater Market. Since it's April, there wasn't a ton of produce at the market (aside from some sickly-looking imports), but there was loads and loads of local maple syrup, and all kinds of maple candies, maple vinaigrette...pretty much everything maple. We walked through the market and bought a small bag of maple donuts before heading down to the canal. It was mostly a gray, partially-sprinkling kind of day, but the clouds literally parted and the sun shone just long enough for us to take a little journey down to the water and across the bridge.
The donuts looked and tasted as if they had been fried three times, and they were so delicious in a disgusting kind of way.
Even in front of the most urban of backdrops, the chicks entertained themselves by looking for big sticks:
As of bedtime tonight, Bojey was still lamenting the fact that she had decided to throw hers in the canal.
And some fun in the (pretty much deserted...and slightly creepy) metro station on the way home:
Fun! Now that Bojey's a little older, the weather is warming, and I'm no longer afraid to get on the metro with kids, I'm hoping we'll spend more of our Sundays being tourists in our own town. Do you find time to be a tourist in your town? I regret not doing that enough in the previous places I've lived, so I guess I'm trying to make up for it now.