Sunday, 9 July 2017

P!nk at Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9

This was a wild, weird and wonderful adventure.

The drive from Kingston to downtown Ottawa saw us going through almost every weather condition; from the sun, wind, torrential rain and more.

Finding parking was okay. I'm really glad I packed two plastic rain coats, a pair of pants and an extra pair of socks as we ended up needing them all.

Got my souvenirs early and grabbed food before setting up on the field to wait for P!nk.  Once the sun went down the crowds started to gather, and push.  It got annoying when [young] people, who showed up a few mins before the show, tried to push their way past us to get closer. Like the group of people around us [mostly over the age of 20] who got there early always love to get pushed around and don't mind having our view blocked at the last minute.... vent over.

Seeing P!nk was on my bucket list and I'd love to see her again because she puts on an AMAZING show, maybe next time indoors :)

I'm so glad I got to share this with one of my best friends :D

But after all that.... only minutes from the car, after walking over 20mins from the venue, a car drove through a puddle and splashed us.

with Dallas Green (City and Colour) 


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Kingston Buskers - July 8, 2017

After covering the advancers for the buskers for work, it was nice to just go down with a friend and meet up with a few others to go and enjoy the event.  It turned out to be a very wet and wild adventure, with ice cream on top.

Seeing the fire guy, in the pouring rain


Saturday, 1 July 2017

365 - July 2017

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY CANADA ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Things to look forward to in July:

Working and celebrating Canada Day weekend
Ticking about artist off my bucket list - P!nk at Ottawa Bluesfest
Taking in the fun at Kingston Buskers Rendezvous
Playing around with facebook live and more social media at work
Another month of playing fastball
Camping in tents and with the RV, with friends at Murphys Point
Taking in a movie at the drive inn
Spending time in the sun with family and friends
AND more . . .

July 1, 2017 - Canada Day fireworks in downtown Kingston to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in Kingston, Canada's first capital
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - Beautiful flowers in sunlight
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - an amazing dessert at The Keg - the Billy Miner pie
*EXTRA* July 01, 2017 - Spending Canada Day with great friends
July 02, 2017 - Melrose now likes to squish himself in the hoop on the cat tower to sleep
July 03, 2017 - Lake Ontario Park was full with families celebrating the first day of summer break from school with picnic lunches, playing on the splash pad and feeding ducks by the water in Kingston, Ont. on Monday July 3, 2017. Environment Canada said Monday was a high of 29 C with the humidex
July 04, 2017 - Chantal Nadeau, left, and Kieran Robinson, seen here on Tuesday July 4, 2017, are a local musical duo who will be returning for their third time performing at the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous this weekend.
July 05, 2017 - Sixty elementary teachers from across the province got the chance to spend three days at the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario/Limestone Teachers Local Summer Academy to learn, in this case the teachers in brain hats are participating in the well-being in the classroom session, at Lancaster Public School. 
*EXTRA* July 05, 2017 - Our lineup 
July 06, 2017 - Wacky Chad falls off his tricycle, onto his pogo stick as part of his finale during the opening day of the 2017 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous on Princess Street, between Bagot and Wellington streets
*EXTRA* July 06, 2017 - Bucket drummer, Peter Rabbit, drums up a storm for the crowds gathered on Princess Street, between Bagot and Wellington streets, for the opening day of the 2017 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous
July 07, 2017 - The water levels are so high now the dock and trees are actually underwater at the point
July 08, 2017 - Kingston Buskers performers Duo Looky - balancing on wine bottles IN BALLET SHOES with a wine bottle on her head.
*EXTRA* July 08, 2017 - Kingston Buskers - Chris Blaze trying to perform in the pouring rain
*EXTRA* July 08, 2017 - Getting ice cream after surviving the pouring rain with friends
July 09, 2017 - P!NK!!!!!!! in concert at Ottawa Bluesfest.  AMAZING SHOW
*EXTRA* July 09, 2017 - P!NK!!!!!!! in concert at Ottawa Bluesfest.  AMAZING SHOW.... in the rain!!!
*EXTRA* July 09, 2017 - At the P!NK!!!!!!! concert at Ottawa Bluesfest with Kathy.
*EXTRA* July 09, 2017 - P!NK!!!!!!! in concert at Ottawa Bluesfest.  AMAZING SHOW in the rain
July 10, 2017 - Luckily I bought a shirt cause I needed something to dry to change into. 
July 11, 2017 - Melrose found the laundry window 
July 12, 2017 - Pikachu has a ball cap now
July 13, 2017 - Still in the loop basket 
July 14, 2017 - He likes to help with the laundry from the moment it comes out of the dryer
*EXTRA* July 14, 2017 - My favourite pizza - chicken and feta
*EXTRA* July 14, 2017 - Reflections of new furniture 
July 15, 2017 - Melrose in the setting sunlight
*EXTRA* July 15, 2017 - Bella resting on the table after being changed by the boy
July 16, 2017 - I think it's raining over there :D
July 17, 2017 - Fireflies 
*EXTRA* July 17, 2017 - Boy does he like his hiding spaces
July 18, 2017 - Waking up while camping is hard
July 19, 2017 - Summer session principal, Steve Hedderson, left, is seen here with students Mariah Keeling and Brennan Laidman just after the midterm of the summer school at Bayridge Secondary School
*EXTRA* July 19, 2017 - A number of women, and men, participated in the Topless Run Wednesday afternoon in Kingston, Ont., led by organizer Sarah Campbell, in the red shorts. The day marks the 26 anniversary that Gwen Jacob of Guelph was charged with public indecency for walking down the street topless, which led to the province legalizing a women's right to go topless in public in 1996.
July 20, 2017 - Rebecca Johnson, left and Krisziel Rances, in the black shirt, are spending their summer employed through the Focus On Youth program gaining work experience as well as a co-op credit. They're helping the numeracy and literacy campers, who are off to the Playtrium for the afternoon
July 21, 2017 - Work is underway on phase three of the St. Lawrence College Hello Future project, with the construction of the Student Life and Innovation Centre at the Kingston campus
*EXTRA* July 21, 2017 - The festive special in July, at Swiss Chalet
July 22, 2017 - It's weird to see random people falling from the sky
July 23, 2017 - Trailmix with raisins and dried apples
July 24, 2017 - A number of cars got stuck on the Gardiners Road underpass, which flooded after more than 100 millimetres of rain fell in a 12-hour period in Kingston, Ont. on Monday 
*EXTRA* July 24, 2017 - With more than 100 millimetres of rain falling over in a 12hour period in Kingston, Ont., a number of roads flooded with water overfilling sewers and drainage routes
*EXTRA* July 24, 2017 - With more than 100 millimetres of rain falling over in a 12hour period in Kingston, Ont., a number of roads and homes saw flooding and shorelines were blasted with high winds and waves
July 25, 2017 - First successful attempt at a backwards french braid
July 26, 2017 - Spot news on the way to supper - car vs person on a bike on Division Street (no serious injuries)
July 27, 2017 - A team from Ground Truth Archaeology begins phase 1, the archaeological assessment, of the Homestead Land Holdings parking lot on Queen Street, between Ontario and King Streets, as per provincial standards, in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday July 27, 2017. Depending on the weather, the excavation work is expected to take three to four weeks to complete.
July 28, 2017 - I wonder if he'd be as fond of the tub if there was water in it?
*EXTRA* July 28, 2017 - View from the bottom of the entrance to the Silver Queen Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park
*EXTRA* July 28, 2017 - Inside the Silver Queen Mine during the night tour
July 29, 2017 - A monarch playing with it's shadow at the beach
*EXTRA* July 30, 2017 - view at the beach while camping
*EXTRA* July 30, 2017 - View while canoeing on Loon Lake
*EXTRA* July 30, 2017 - View underwater while canoeing
*EXTRA* July 30, 2017 - Close up of mica still in the ground
*EXTRA* July 30, 2017 - Inside the Silver Queen Mine during the daytime
July 31, 2017 - Crafts at camp
July 31, 2017 - I think I got a few mosquito bites on my feet while camping

to be continued in 365 - August 2017