Monday, July 30, 2012

Happiness is...

  • Heading up to Vancouver last week to spend time with the family
  • Seeing my nephew for the first time since he came home from Halifax
  • Loading our bikes on the Subaru to drive up to Whistler - in the rain - the four of us eager to spend a few relaxing days together; the sisters and their misters

the mister and the sister

  • Finding sun the next day for golf
  • Paying $25 to play at the Big Sky Academy Course in Pemberton - as many rounds on their par 3 as you wanted
  • Walking around Whistler Village
  • Having lunch at the Dublin Gate Pub outside on their patio, and eating the best corned beef sandwich  ever

Mt. Curry, Pemberton, BC

  • Biking the Whistler Valley Trail in the warm sunshine
  • Stopping at Rainbow Park

Rainbow Park, Alta Lake, Whistler

  • Taking a long walk around Lost Lake and visiting Nana's tree

Lost Lake, Whistler, BC

Stanley Park sea wall, Vancouver, BC
  • Spending a coupe of extra days in Vancouver
  • Biking the sea wall
  • Visiting with my nieces and nephew
  • Having dinner one night at a little Greek restaurant and brunch at Subeez the next day
  • Heading back home on a sunny Saturday refreshed and renewed

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happiness is...

Marina Beach sunbathers

  • Having the best weather we've had all year so far.
  • Looking at the forecast and seeing that we will have high 70 to mid 80 degree days for the foreseeable future!!
  • Putting air into my bike tires and having them hold.
  • Taking a spin down to the waterfront with my camera and feeling the wind on my face.
  • Toiling back home - all uphill - and not having to stop once to rest.
  • Realizing that I'm in better shape than I thought!!

Watching the ferry load up

Looking out over Puget Sound toward the Olympic Mts