One of the things I kid about is that, after a long winter, Ontarians will finally be able to go to the bathroom again. Phew!
It's my little dad joke, but I am specifically referring to those rest stop conveniences along rural roads. They close after Thanksgiving weekend in October and stay shut up until this long, Victoria Day. weekend.
Many things, such as this rural museum, only open again on this weekend.
Provincial parks open their gates, as does our local famers market, as well as most food trucks that have delayed until now.
Those who have cottages may choose this weekend to open them for the season, and many people will head to their local nurseries to purchase their bedding plants and perennials. Indeed, the general rule of thumb is that nurseries will not guarantee their stock before this weekend. If you purchase flowers earlier and lose them to frost, it's all on you. Indeed, we did have frost twice this week,
But it's raining out, so Amma and Buppa Anvilcloud will stay home. Bike rides and flowers can wait until next week . . . or longer.
PS: I should add that it is somewhat ironical that most businesses will close on the actual Victoria Day, which is on Monday, for it is a statutory holiday.