Well it's been enough time, I should probably post my review now! lol
So on the 16th was the DevMEET and despite the weather gradually getting darker and cooler, everything went pretty much as planned. We met up in front of the Ferry terminal; first me, then WildPencil
with his wife Sheryl and son Mateo, justMANGO
and newcomer Asuna1108
. We were still short 4 people and we did wait an extra 45 minutes for them but it was just us; thought even what we had is a pretty good number of people.
So we got the ferry and sailed off to Centre Island; by then it had gotten a bit cooler so the trip over was kinda chilly. But we arrived and it was around lunch time so we all headed to a nearby restaurant on the island by the docks and all shared a lunch together. That is to say we all got different things, but all ate as a group. We took our time to eat and get to know each other a bit better; just normal casual conversation. And by the end I'd say we were all pretty full, so what does that mean? Frisbee time! Some of us ate less than others so myself, Pasiphilo
, his son Mateo and eventually WildPencil
played some frisbee. Pasiphilo
was the best of us of course; he must get a lot of practice cause the rest of us did pretty badly. But it's okay cause we're just playing for fun; it's not a contest or anything. lol
Some point near the end Beckjann
had to leave for something and so we said goodbye as she took off to get the ferry. The wind had picked up by then and it was getting a lot cooler so it was a good time to get as much exploring done as we could. We looped around about a quarter of Centre Island; passing creepy carnival workers and a lot of people who had the idea of catching the ferry before the weather got too bad. Though surprisingly enough, as we arrived at the amusement park there were still a lot of people around on rides and eating junk food. We passed through; checked out the bumper cars but never actually went on any rides. And from there headed off to the little zoo thing they have there with their horses, pigs, bunnies, goats and random assortments of birds.
Part way through the zoo it had started raining so we got out our umbrellas and kept on pressing forward. Got some group shots by our famous giant chair and then went on to quick venture to the pier. By the time we got to the beach the storm was in full swing and we decided to do a quick group shot, carve the DA initials into the pier and then go. But there was one thing I had left to do; go in the water! Every year we go I like to take a quick dip in, though normally the weather is hot and sunny. None the less, traditions are traditions. So I went in to lake Ontario a bit over knee deep, got a photo of it and we're off to the ferry!
After that I think we were all pretty much ready to go. So we got the ferry back, went to Union Station for some snacks and then on to the subway. justMANGO
had to go up further on the line while the rest of us said our goodbyes, got off at Dundas and headed over to the Silver Snail. We stayed for a bit; looked around and then all headed off our separate ways. All in all, despite the less than hoped for weather I'd say it was a pretty awesome day at the island. If you couldn't make it, well we missed you and hope more people can come to the next meet!
PS: The next Meet (unofficial) is off to sea the newest episode of Doctor Who in theatres; check out the group journals for more info!