There's nothing better than lazing in bed until 2 p.m., especially when coffee and quiche are involved. So that's just how Bobby, Maple and I spent this past Sunday.
When we finally peeled ourselves out of bed in the afternoon, we packed my Yankees lunchbox with sandwiches and cookies, dressed Maple in her going-out hoodie and drove to Port Credit.
We didn't have an exact destination in mind; we just happened to end up at the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens after driving by and thinking it looked like a nice place to have a picnic.
The sky was overcast and there was a chill in the air - perfect weather to have lunch along the lake.
Port Credit holds a special place in my heart. When Bobby brought me to Ontario for the first time - a couple of years before we moved here - one of our stops was this lakeside village. I fell in love with its picturesque, nostalgic charm.
Maybe it's because I was born in the seaside village of Port Jefferson that I feel so at home here? A subconscious connection, perhaps?
For whatever reason, Bobby and I both really like spending time here. Even though it's still technically in Mississauga, we are considering a move to Port Credit instead of Toronto.
Maybe what we're really looking for is a simpler, quieter life.