So, even though I MAY have been complaining last night about not getting to sleep in today and being a lazy slug – WAIT. Are slugs lazy? Or just slow? I guess that’s not fair to slugs. Sorry to any slugs I’ve offended with that comment. It was based out of ignorance. ANYWAY, we got up this morning early and hit the road to Steveston for the Salmon Festival and Canada Day parade. The weather was more than awesome. It was full sun and there was a chilly wind coming off the ocean right down the parade route. It could not have been more perfect.
The man above is my favourite character of the day. I love anyone who wears a fez and even though there were no Shriners driving tiny cars or little motorcycles, this moped was just as entertaining and it had a good horn. Also, What’s up? 7 Up!
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I was HOPING to have a leisurely Canada Day – just sleeping and watching movies. Instead, we’ll be leaving the house at 7 am and heading over to Steveston with some friends to some kind of Salmon Festival thing. Tomorrow will be well documented as I’m sure there will be many fun things to see. I’ve never been to this festival before and haven’t even googled it. I trust we are in for a great time.
I’m cutting it short tonight. I’ll hit the hay now so I’ll be well rested for the Canada Day celebrations. And hydrated. We’ll bring lots of water because it’s going to be a hot one!
No idea if this was in Surrey or in Langley. I kind of lost track yesterday. I’m pretty sure it was still on the Surrey side, but who knows? Doesn’t really matter – both spots are beautiful in the country side.
I had 2 interesting things happen today.
1) I met someone who recently moved here from San Francisco where she was paying $5,000/month for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. I can’t remember which. The shock of hearing 5 thousand dollars in rent made me forget the number of rooms. She had a roommate to share the cost. And I thought Vancouver rents were expensive. That is just bonkers.
2) Thanks to Facebook, I was in contact today with someone who was in my 5th grade class in Saudi Arabia. I recognized his name from one of my other friends and got into a nice conversation with him. Fifth grade was a long time ago for me. VERY long. I can’t believe I remembered his name.
This week is starting off well and, thanks to Canada Day, we’ll be getting Wednesday off. I don’t think I’ll be doing much – maybe another short road trip around the countryside? Maybe see the fireworks?
No decisions have been made yet.
Also, how weird is a day off in the middle of the week?
We’re about to find out.
I was listening to a podcast about business stuff (on the Freakonomics podcast) a few weeks ago and the guest on the show was a business owner of an online magazine. He compared his success to a game of poker – sometimes you get a good hand, and then you play the hand as best you can, and then along the way, you win some, you lose some and then once in awhile, you get a lucky break. It all adds up to some kind of success. I guess it’s a long term way of thinking of success. I keep thinking of that podcast lately. And our lucky break today was horses!
Mike and I visited a local park called Campbell Valley Park. We just went for a drive in the country to see what we could see. We stopped to take photos of farms and horses in South Surrey and kept driving until we unknowingly drove into Langley. By chance we found this park and walked around for all of 5 minutes until horses started coming towards us!
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