Back from Europe and wanting to just be still for a while but I guess that is just not our M O.
Vancouver was first up then anxious to see our family we went to Penticton B.C., a small city between 2 lakes and home of the famed lake monster
Ogopogo. Then it was down to Tucson for a week where Aaron and I packed up a large part of our storage locker and hit the road, driving up through Arizona then into Montana (so beautiful) then on into Idaho to dispose of our possessions into yet another storage locker (don’t ask). A few wonderful days with our family and we were back on the road up through Washington and into Canada.
Was there going to be Peace in the Valley? Not a chance. 5 days in Penticton, a few yoga classes and one glorious hike later I am here in
Vancouver and Aaron is out on the salt chuck Salmon Fishing.
It is hard to beat the sheer majesty of Vancouver when the sun is shining and today was one of those days. And bonus…The Honda Celebration of lights is on. It is the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world. This year Vietnam, Italy and Brazil were the contenders. There are of
course, judges but the public gets to cast their votes for their favorites as
well. Italy emerged victorious.
We set out in the big fancy 42-foot boat (not ours) and motored directly to a primo viewing spot on the water and plunked the anchor plus ourselves down to spend a few hours enjoying just being out on the water. The appetizers appeared and the BBQ was fired up, the drinks were poured and we kicked back. One by one other boats arrived and soon the place was chocko block with hundreds of every kind of watercraft. The shoreline was jammed with thousands of spectators and the atmosphere was electric.
At 10 pm there was a huge bang and an explosion of light and from then on around 30 minutes of the most spectacular bewildering array of fireworks
I have ever seen. Was it magical? I guess the artist/engineer guys who produce this don’t think so but I know for me it definitely was.
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