Hey everyone,I know I'm a bit late writing this, but I got so lost in my work I totally forgot. Thanks to Sin-Q-Bus for reminding me! XD
So it was a pretty good meet overall; all the people who said they would come came. The day was nice and though there was the occasional spitting of rain, it didn't actually start coming down till around dinner time. So the day started off in the morning with us all gradually meeting in front of Yonge Station outside and then myself,
, a new DevMeet goer
and my fellow admin
headed off to our adventure!
At the time the only way I knew to get to our destination was straight down Bloor which had we taken it would have probably been boring. But luckily Captain Mango and her trusty Google Maps led us through an interesting neighborhood and winding trail to take us straight there! We arrived as the BrickWorks Farmers Market was going full steam and passed through stalls of unique goods and tasty looking foods. But we were dead set on climbing the outdoors and so we went on our first short hike to get some group photos! I and WildPencil
were feeling adventurous that day and so as the others too the path around to the small hill's peak we hiked a steep dirt path to the top. I'm not gonna lie, I liked the challenge but was worried the whole time I was gonna fall.
And then when we all arrived at the top we took some group photos; here is one of them:
And then we hiked some more! It was a bit more treacherous than I remember and half way through we decided it was a good time to head back for lunch. Me and WildPencil
; the crazy adventurers as we were took the dangerous path back and met everyone else at the same time at the pond. There at that point we got to see some fish, pretty pond lilies and a huge moss covered turtle; not sure if anyone got a good photo of it or not. Anyway, we headed off to the main area where there was some oven roasted pizza which Mango had and we all talked about things related to DeviantArt. Then as it began to rain we headed over to the (creepy factory) museum and looked at some stuff there for a bit.
And sure enough, though this day seemed to have been long, we were actually a couple hours early in our schedule. So with nothing else to do we took a rest and waited for the Shuttle bus to take us back to Broadview Station. There we took the subway, said bye to mango who had a date to go to and then the rest of us went to an early dinner / late lunch at the Pickle Barrel. We all had awesome food, various topics of in-depth conversation and then after being totally stuffed we ended our day and went our separate ways. And though plans weren't perfect I'd say over all it was a success!
If you couldn't make it this time we hope you will be able to make it to our August meet which is our biggest meet of the summer; going to the island! We'll let you know as soon as we know when the date is scheduled for!