Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Golden Ends.

We are getting closer to the golden end of summer and everything seems to be growing
bigger and better.  These golden beauties came to my attention in Cloverdale.

Calgary stages the Calgary Stampede but Cloverdale has its own show with
cow roping and bucking horse and steer riding to impress people with. Gives you a taste
of how the west was won.
 Families come for rides cotton candy and so many other goodies.
It has a distinguished Flea Market to peruse through which is fun for the whole family.

It is bigger and better than the Night Market Richmond has by the Richmond Casino.
I didn't find anything different or special to blog about but they do have a lot of stuff.
If you want more fun the PNE is a big amusement park for kids.
 It's a great place for families to enjoy ending with fire works.

For a more historical glimpse of BC, Fort Langley is a nice place to visit.
I havent been there in ages.
We always drive by but never quite enter the tourist area.

We are waiting for the crowds to die down to go on vacation as well, the end of August.Would be nice to sit and watch the waves roll in, from the Pacific Side of Vancouver Island. Oregon has the same kind of beaches and acorns the size of watermelons. HUGE. It's not only Texas that grows things big.

On Vancouver Island people know that on the west coast of the Island, not much would be left with an incoming tsunami.
So the people treasure the years, days and moments they have, to live there, surrounded by extraordinary beauty in the raw.
Unlike Asia though, where water is luke warm, here the water is always cold. Surfers always wear
suits.They are always looking for that big wave.
 As a diver, it doesn't really  entice me to enter this water especially with all the under currents. BRRR.
People mostly like to stay by the parliament buildings and visit the Buchard Gardens.They also take the tour boats who try to find some Killer whales for them to see or a bear or two but you are not always lucky to see them.
There was a one eyed seal that stayed by the pier and tourists bought little fish to throw him. That might be interesting to see in the little picturesque city of Horseshoe Bay.
Apart from that we are enjoying our local parks and beaches. The small community parks have fountains and little pools for the young kids to get together to play in. Parents come and put up gazebos and pic nic
with friends while watching their kids stay cool. I'd say the cities do good by putting up such things. Saves people using house water for their own pools and sprinklers.

SALES SALES SALES  Wonderful end of summer sales and school stuff is out.
I get all excited and I am not even in school. Sometimes I think I should have become an elementary school teacher. I would have had so much fun with these kids having learned so much from my own hobbies
Well nothing ever is what you want it to be and time flies.



Sandy Carlson said...

I love this time of year, too. I think it has something to do with the security of the routine of fall and the comfort that comes with the cold.

George said...

I've heard a great deal about the beauty of British Columbia and Vancouver Island. I would be much more interested in visiting there than I would attending a sale.

A Lady's Life said...

Our weather is always the same It is comfortable to sleep at night Sandy

A Lady's Life said...

George - Yes but when you live here it's different. When you have kids they also are not interested in what grown ups are interested in. Even for grown ups, once you go cross country as many times as I have, you see enough nature. lol You need a break before you get that wondering feeling again

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

You are so correct in stating how time flies...

Soon it'll be Thanksgiving and before you know it..."2014!"


I pray that you are having the time of your life!

All my love,

Akelamalu said...

We will be in Vancouver in September!

A Lady's Life said...

butterfly yes it has been a great summer.

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu so much to do and see here and a lot of ground to cover.
You will not be disappointed I am sure.As of yet,
I dont know where I'll be in September . lol Every day has a new plan.