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stopped for a bit

First day of vacation today.  Most of it devoted to being ready for the rest of the vacation.  

In the afternoon I ride downtown to do a couple of quick things at the office, go to the gym, and shop for a few items.  When six o'clock rolls around I'm famished, and stop at Fran's for that big salad.  I can't get a seat on the patio, but that's okay.  All those shmucks that did get seats on the patio won't get to be sitting on the deck of the cottage on the Manitoulin Island next week.

Before getting on my bike to head home, I find this sculpture of a little family in Berczy Park.  I think it's an appropriate shot in celebration of my upcoming holiday with my family.

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After work Ceri and I meet up at Fran’s for steak salads on the patio and chat and watch the world go by.  It’s been another hot day and sun dresses float by on women everywhere.  As a collection of them walks over to a table on the patio, I remark that every one of them has a pattern I wouldn’t pay money for in a million years.  Ceri says that he was thinking all the dresses weren’t looking so bad.

It’s a beautiful summer evening and we’re reluctant to leave, so we linger longer than usual.  As my friend Lisa said yesterday, it’s what we wait all winter for, no?

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I like how this light splays a starburst on the wall. Fran's, Front Street, Toronto

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Fran's patio. Front Street, Toronto

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I have never been to Shakespeare in the Park. I'm thinking this is the summer…

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Deco light. Fran's patio, Front Street, Toronto