So for one of the in services, we went to the Canoe Museum. Mind you, I've been meaning to go there in the past 4 years, but just never got around to doing that. Super glad that I did now :) It was amazing! I had forgotten how much I loved museums and listening to the history and the art of crafts. The textures, the lines, everything was so inspirational - wanted to tuck away everything I saw and heard that day to serve as inspiration for a series of paintings. Definitely worth a trek further out town to see this!

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
This isn't much of an 'exploration' of places I haven't seen on campus...however, this fall was the first time I practiced yoga by the water. It was so relaxing and calming over reading week - however, as it is on the side of the library, there were constant people walking by. [That being said, I saw many familiar faces and got to reconnect with a few of my students from last year so that was quite lovely! :) ]

Can't wait to do this again when the snow is gone!

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
Holy moly was I excited for this eating adventure! Okay, so it is not on my bucket list (since this place is by Lansdowne and not in the downtown core), but I didn't even know there was a Viet place (SAIGON BOYS) in Peterborough. Sad that I found out so late, but hey, at least I got my fill of phos today with Christie and Robyn! 

Notice how the photo above has no noodles.... Yeah, still getting used to taking pictures BEFORE I devour everything. This lunch definitely made my day! Good food, good people, what more could you ask for?

Cheers, 
Jess.

 
 
Parkhill on Hunter. Definitely the ideal location to hold the don banquet :) It was such a classy and pretty looking place! So I got the Grilled Tiger Shrimp Mediterranean Salad - gave the olives to Christie! It was so fresh and the shrimp was perfect! Favourite bit of it would be the dessert though. I don't remember the last time I had apple crisp... it felt like heaven in my mouth! The glazed piece of apple on top was nice (thank goodness it was glazed and not raw so I could still eat it!)

Slowly making my way through the list of restaurants!

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
Deli sandwiches yay! I can't remember which photo was from which...either Sam's Place or Black Honey. Regardless, it was delish! Though I remember the one from Sam's Place being rather acidic - well the dressing was more sour anyways. Always a big fan of Black Honey and their desserts - oh my goodness the 10% discount there for LEC students is a blessing!

17 down... 22 to go!

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
So Jimmy Guaco's was on the menu for dinner one night during training. Oh my goodness the burrito was packed, couldn't finish the whole thing (that's rare for me eh?)! Regardless the salty tortilla trips and the guac-filled burrito was quite delicious! 

Not bad in terms of taste, but don't think burritos are really my thing. :)


Yay to another place off my bucket list! 

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
#1. CARPE DIEM CAFE
Okay. So delicious food clearly extends outside of the Downtown Peterborough core. Joanne took me out for lunch last week to celebrate my last day at work, and she took me to a place in East City called 
CARPE DIEM CAFE. 

(CHECK THEM OUT: http://www.carpediemcafe.net/)

The food was DELICIOUS! I couldn't take other photos, mainly because I was stuffing my face. Here's a quick picture of the soup I had- came in such a cute little bowl! The overall ambience and decor of the place impressed me with the home-y-ness and eclectic nature! The adorable puppy that this family-business owned just won me over. 
#2. ASHBURNHAM ALE HOUSE
Another East City visit! We went here for our first dinner during Senior Don training, and it was DELICIOUS! I got The Basa (I believe...), a Vietnamese catfish wrap, which was a bit on the spicy side with the heavy pepper, but definitely would recommend it! Only downside was the slow service, but aside from that, it was a cute atmosphere place - clean, open space, modern-rustic feel to it.

I personally wouldn't count these as part of the bucket list, but moreso 'bonuses' to these eating adventures!

Cheers,
Jess.
 
 
One bucket list? My OCD-organizational side can't handle that - there's simply too many things to fit into ONE list. So on this page of my blog, I will document 2 (or more in the future) lists. 

BUCKET LIST #1: EXPLORE CAMPUS
To document (via photos) every nook and cranny on the Trent campus. I absolutely REFUSE to graduate from a university - of a relatively small scale, without having seen all of it!
So I will definitely post pictures and a little commentary on each location!

BUCKET LIST #2: EXPLORE PETERBOROUGH
Definitely can't graduate and leave Peterborough without trying EVERYTHING right? I stumbled upon this page when I was at work the other day: http://downtownptbo.ca/category/eat-drink and I have taken it upon myself to use it as a bucket list/check list for places to visit.

  • Bakeries and Sweets: 2/4
  • Bars and Nightclubs (In my defense, many are mixed with food places): 10/22
  • Cafes & Coffee Houses: 7/9
  • Restaurants: 16/39
  • Take-Out: 5/11



This will be an interesting year for sure! Hopefully it won't break my wallet.

Cheers,
-Jess.