The End of Summer Approaches

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I find myself here this morning thinking about how the end of summer is nearing.



Myself and some close friends managed to get out for some camping last weekend, and the weather was certainly a bit chillier. We ended up wearing sweaters and toques for the majority of it -- other than the few moments when the sun poked out. It's still a bit early to be calling summer over (it's not even September yet!), but I'm actually kind of excited.

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I always find it easier to warm up with sweaters than to cool down. The dogs enjoy the cooler weather as well. Lord knows it certainly helps motivate me to get out the door and run a bit more often. I'm not even gonna mention how nice it will be for all these fires to stop burning -- because that's sort of a given.

Along with that, it definitely changes the mood around these parts -- given that we're a bit of a tourist hub. More or less, it's a mini-countdown to when there's more space to walk around and talk out loud about how obnoxious all those tourists were, and how glad we are to be rid of them.

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Taking up our campsites. Clogging the sunny patios. Spending money in our local economy (I guess that one ain't so bad). But you get my drift. Ready for the quiet season.

And it doesn't hurt either, that the rainy season over here is pretty mild, while also being generally beautiful. Looking forward to storm season out Tofino way, when I'll have the beach to myself again!

Storms

  • Are you looking forward to the change in seasons?
  • What are some of the hidden gems where you're from that you can only find in the quiet season? Something the tourists don't typically get to see.
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Dear Sirs,

What is a toques? Who are those people chasing you in that first photo? How good is that last photo? (Rhetorical - it's so good!)

We've been a lil chillier the past few days and my partner is already mourning the loss of summer. I'm trying to get this house ready for winter, ie, try and make it a bit cosier for a girl who feels the cold in her bones. I love the colder weather though, I definitely feel more energetic and motivated to move in the cold.

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Fun Fact: I was well into my 20s before I realized that 'toque' is a Canadian term not used in the rest of the world. Mind blown. WTF even is a beanie?! Haha.

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Beanies are for weenies

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Toques are for blokes?

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Haha! That's fair... I feel like my everyday is discovering that words I use all the time are not common in America... the constant misunderstandings were frustrating for the first 6 months or so, now I just embrace the chaos.

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Ah my friend! Welcome to the wild world of Canadian slang!

A toque is what other peoples tend to call "Beanies"... It's a nice cozy winter hat!


The peeps are some of fine folks I went camping with. Shaun (who I know from work) + his wife and his brother. Good group of people.

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Whoa! I learnt so much from Mr Arnett there. I knew a lot of those words, especially loonies and toonies, which is the best. Lots of hockey and beer slang in there... which, ah, is, ah, not surprising... not that I'm trying to reinforce sterotypes or anything.

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I take great pride in my affection for hockey and beer.

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Could you BE any more Canadian?

That said... I've only seen Ice Hockey live once, and was totally enthralled.. I honestly can't think of any other sport that requires dudes to be huge freakin' powerhousey brutes as well as impossibly agile and quick. Those things don't normally go together.