Monday past was a Civic Holiday around these parts... so we took a little drive up to one of our favourite little villages, just outside the city, called Wakefield. Wakefield is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa and it's a little piece of heaven on earth - one of our favourite little retreats for the day or evening. The village has some of the most delicious everything-is-homemade restaurants and a bakery that smells drool-icious, so much so that you basically want one (or more!) of everything, to try. The village is also situated around a beautiful lake which has a (walking only) covered bridge, which I love. The original bridge was burnt down and a new one was built in 1997, so it isn't too old. On Monday, with the gorgeous weather and hot temperatures, there were lots of people swimming in the lake and many fearless teenagers (and older!) jumping off the covered bridge into the water. That high octane stuff is definitely not for me, I was nervous just watching them do crazy stuff like that! Lilah really enjoyed puttering around the edge of the water, collecting rocks, spying on the fish and chattering away to herself. I didn't think about the water, so Ihadn't even thought of bringing her a bucket or a net or even her bathing suit... but she didn't seem to mind! It most definitely was a lovely relaxing day... we topped our evening off in Kaffé 1870, where we enjoyed the most delicious Thai food. Again, everything cooked from scratch, sauces included. It was amazing. In fact, my tastebuds are watering at the thought of it again.