Sleeping on the Balcony

Sleeping on the Balcony - Sheets

First on our Toronto bucket list was to sleep on our balcony. It has been warm at night for the past several nights and we had been sleeping outside (and on the ground) during our canoe trip so this seemed like the perfect time to try it. Sleeping on the balcony involved several steps:

First, blow up the air mattress:
Sleeping on the Balcony - Blow up Mattress

Second, carry it out to the balcony:
Sleeping on the Balcony - Carry Mattress

Third, test it to see if it’s firm:
Sleeping on the Balcony - Mattress Firmness

Finally, put some sheets and pillows on it and get in bed. (Notice the small alarm clock we brought out too so we could wake up in time.)
Sleeping on the Balcony - Sheets

How was our experience? Well, the air mattress slowly lost air so we awoke to softer support than we went to bed with. But we also really enjoyed the view of the city including the lit up CN Tower. We were really surprised at how quiet it was, especially for a Saturday night right downtown – no sirens, no loud arguments, no honking. Ligeia’s favorite part of the night was waking up in the middle of the night to the full moon staring down at us.

Would we do it again? Yes, absolutely. We even commented on how nice it would be on really hot nights.

So if you have a balcony or a patio or even a backyard, why not change it up a bit and sleep out there to see what it’s like?

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