“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” — Robert Brault

It’s been a while since I’ve crossed anything off of my 10-year bucket list. We get so busy, caught up in working towards the big goals in our lives, that the little things seem to slip through the cracks of our day-to-day lives.

So Thursday, I smartened up, and crossed off one of those little things.

#66 Ride a motorcycle

It was a small ride, but a first ride. Armed with my more-fashionable-than-protective leather boots and jacket, a slightly oversized helmet, borrowed gloves, and a healthy dose of fear, a took a short ride in the afternoon sunshine.

And it was so much fun.

Harley rode a Harley, and now has 17 items down, with 84 left to go.

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I am appalled at how much I ate.

But in my defence, it is truly impossible to be healthy at the PNE: if it isn’t your wavering willpower that gets you, the dozens of tempting smells will for sure.

Yesterday I enjoyed, in total, Wiggle chips, funnel cake, samosas, kettle corn, a Carribean colada smoothie (my health-ish choice of the day), deep fried Oreos and of course, mini donuts.

To be fair, I shared all of these with my mom and sister. But I still don’t even want to think about the amount of calories that were in my share.

I hadn’t been to the PNE in years, and the food available at the fair is definitely part of the experience.

Besides eating (and sometimes while eating), I watched the President’s Choice Superdogs show and the PNE’s 100 Years of Fun, scoured the Marketplace and walked through the Container Art exhibit which was very cool.

My highlight of the day (not counting my mom’s discovery of deep fried Oreos), was the free Mariana’s Trench concert.

I’m sure thousands stood, sat and kneeled to hear the band play: luckily we had grabbed our bleacher seats four hours before the show.

The wait was worth it because the show was phenomenal, and the band’s talent exceptional.

And because we were there so early, we got to watch their sound check too.

All in all, it was a day well spent eating and rocking out.

I am now off to go exercise.

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@HayleyWoodin

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