Monthly Archives: October 2015

#99 – Horse drawn carriage or sleigh

On Thanksgiving weekend we hit up Andrew’s Scenic acres for some picture perfect Fall activities (a couple more to come!), and they happened to have these two adorable mini-horses (I checked, mini horses, not ponies) pulling a cart through the flower fields.  How could we pass it up?!  Henry and I got all the fun, while Adam took the photos.


Details: Information about Andrew’s Scenic Acres can be found here.  This is where we went to pick our own strawberries and flowers.

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#83 – Surprise date, planned by Sam

We got this idea from our friends over at Our Peculiar Band of Characters (if you are doing your own lists and need some ideas, check out their 2014 and 2015 lists, they have amazing ideas and we love following their adventures!).

So I can’t even be humble about this one, because guys, I rocked this.  Adam had no idea what we were doing on our multi-stage date night on Friday, and I’m pretty confident I’ve set the bar high for his turn at planning a date.

We started out at Wilbur Mexicana, a new-ish Mexican place, featuring tacos, and a salsa and hot sauce bar.  Totally fun, totally delicious.

Next we walked over to the big ticket event of the evening.  The TSO screened Back to the Future, with the full orchestra playing the entire score live.  It was incredible.  Movie scores are designed to mirror and exaggerate emotions and moods on screen, and to have it played live (upping the power, emotions, etc), was just awe inspiring.  Add to that a fairly fun and rowdy crowd (encouraged by the conductor), it was a super fun evening and probably one of the cooler things we’ve done in the city in a while.

THEN we walked over to the newly opened Sweet Jesus ice cream shop for some truly obnoxiously delicious ice cream cones, showing true commitment eating them walking back to the subway in zero degree weather.

Overall, an amazing night (though super sub-par photos!) and really fun having the element of surprise through the whole evening.


Details: Information about the TSO can be found here.  The next movie they are screening with live orchestra is Psycho on Halloween with full orchestra.  Menu and hours for Wilbur Mexicana can be found here and for Sweet Jesus here.

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#7 – Rent a car bike

Ok, so I think the actual name for these things is quadricycle, so I’m not sure why I thought they were called car bikes.  No matter what you call them, they are so fun.  We had an awesome time chugging all over the island, and Henry was pretty pleased with his little seat up front.


Details: Information about the bike rentals on Centre Island can be found here.

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#43 – Franklin’s Children’s Garden on Centre Island

I love children’s gardens and this one did not disappoint.


Details: Information about the garden and programs can be found here.  After perusing this, I realized we missed a couple things.  Goals for next time!

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#41 – Ferry ride

A couple weekends ago we trekked out to the Toronto Islands.  It doesn’t happen often that we get a day just the three of us, and it was pretty perfect AND we knocked a few things off our list.  First up, ferry ride!  Henry’s first (he was a fan).


Details: Schedules and fares for the Toronto ferries can be found here.  New this year is the ability to buy your ferry tickets online.

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