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Park hunter

Ever since my children were little, I was always in search of new parks to explore and play in. I had a good sense for finding them. Sundays were always park days.

As I’ve gotten older, my skills are still quite good. Upon arriving out west, I discovered a couple near our first place. My grandson loved them!

We are now in a brand new area, having arrived on Friday, and I’ve already discovered 4 parks, two of them just today! The last one I found is the best one, and it has an awesome view!

It also has an off leash dog park, and I met the most beautiful German shepherd pup on my walk.

I love that we are now living in such a walkable area. We have Tim Hortons, Starbucks, convenience stores, a market and multiple dental clinics within a 10 minute walk. It’s a beautiful safe family oriented area. I feel really good about this move!

Thought for November 28

I’m very tired these days. The never-ending rains of the west coast are tiring. I just want to see some snow and maybe the sun!

Despite the incessant rain, tonight we had a slight reprieve and I took advantage of it to go for a walk around the neighbourhood to see Christmas lights. The decorations did not disappoint!

My thought for today – take a moment from your busy day, and enjoy what you see around you. A flower, a baby’s smile, Christmas decorations – anything that makes you smile is a good thing! Enjoy the pictures.

Thought for November 20

I think it’s time for a change in my Thoughts blog – I appear not to have time to do a daily thought anymore! I know I can make time and I should, but I am tired all the time now, and it is taking so much effort to blog every day. Working as much as I am is taking a toll on me – physically and mentally. Life shouldn’t be so hard at my age.

I have been feeling my age more and more lately. I don’t like it! I want to feel like I did when I was travelling – carefree and loving life. I miss those days. Going to Vancouver this week just reinforced in my mind that I need to be out in the world again. I just need to figure out how to do that and make a living at the same time. More thoughts to cloud my brain.

Let’s just take a look at a photo or two of my travels, and enjoy the views. Always enjoy the views you see and be grateful that you are able to see everything you do. Not everyone is so fortunate.

Spain
Ottawa Canada
Moon Valley, Chile
On top of the mountain in Banff
Prague and the Vltava River

Me Day at the Beach

I have spent most of my days with my daughter and grandson, but today I needed a Me day, a day to myself to enjoy the sun and perhaps take myself out for lunch and maybe some ice cream. So I did just that!

A very steep walk down to the beach and boardwalk

I sat at the beach nearby, listening to families play on the beach, and hearing the waves gently crashing on the shore, and I counted myself lucky to be able to enjoy the beautiful day that was today.

White Rock Beach

I am fortunate to be here, so close to the Pacific Ocean, and having a lovely day to myself walking the boardwalk and chatting to people who pass by me, and getting some much needed alone time. I am blessed!

This view reminds me a bit of Positano in Italy

I took myself out to a restaurant that was recommended by many people, The Boathouse, and I enjoyed some fresh fish and chips, a nice tall glass of cold water (I know – I’m boring that way!), and the amazing view from the rooftop patio. If anyone ever comes to White Rock, go here! The fish was delicately battered and flaky and so delicious, and the chips were cooked just right with good seasoning to it. It was all served with ketchup and this lovely homemade dill tartar sauce. I highly recommend it!

The Boathouse rooftop patio
Amazing fish and chips! And check out the view !

After lunch, I continued on down the boardwalk to the longest pier in Canada. I love the views from the pier, and was amazed to see how quickly the tide had come in since I had arrived at the beach. I was delighted to see all the starfish at the end of the pier. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of a passing whale but alas not this time.

White Rock Pier
The tide came in!
How many starfish can you see?
The amazing views!

It was a fantastic day and I feel refreshed and rejuvenated and ready for another day. This was exactly what I needed!

Sunrise and sunset

Today took me through 3 provinces, starting the day off with a spectacular sunrise. I am a sunset girl myself, mainly because getting up early is not something I really enjoy, but today was different. I knew it was going to be a long travel day so was up bright and early and headed down to the Bay before I took off. Well worth getting up early!

And tonight’s sunset was pretty nice too – maybe not as spectacular as the day started, but still pretty nice!