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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

LADNER VILLAGE MARKET

Josie and I had a great time today at the Ladner Village Market. It's held every 2 weeks during the months of June, July, and August. Every year it gets bigger and better and today was no exception.


As you approach the market, you're greeted by this sign.


Yes, Ladner is considered the 'burbs and this bright red tractor outside ABC Restaurant proves it.
First thing we had BBQ smokies fresh off the grill.Here I am in the midst of the throngs in the closed-off main drag of the village.
This is where the entertainment was happenin'
Mister Wes Mackey, blues singer, was fabulous!
Here we have "Salty the Seagull" chatting up pretty ladies.

Y'all come back, ya hear?Finally, we couldn't leave without sampling Sara's ice cream.The next market is scheduled for July 8th, so mark your calendars. Hope to see you there.

We rested at my place while we sipped tea and listened to the thunder and lightning. When the storm ended, we headed out to Sharkey's Seafood Bar and Grille for scrumption halibut and zesty oysters. We managed to crawl out from there, bellies full, to see a heron perched on a post in the middle of the Fraser River tributary. We wandered around the wharf, admiring the view and discovered Kaymaran Ecoadventure Tours so we decided that one day this summer, we'll go for it.

Josie thinks she might move out here when she retires. That'd be GREAT, 'cuz I ain't moving nowheres nohow!

18 comments:

Granny said...

Josie said you'd have pictures up and she was right!!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Ann (aka granny)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Two pretty ladies having a good time and I am not there to enjoy it! There is something fundamentally wrong with the world since the Ducks beat the Senators.

Great photos of both of you.

Janice Thomson said...

Looks like you had a marvelous time! Great photos Leslie.

leslie said...

Yep, we had a great time at the market and the weather even cooperated. The whole time we were there, it was nice and sunny. The morning rains had let up and the thunder and lightning didn't arrive until the market was over. Then it was lovely and sunny again when we went to dinner. I think the threat of rain kept a lot of people away, but as the summer progresses, there will be more and more people coming out.

Smalltown RN said...

I am so glad you and Josie had such a great time...what a good friend you are...Josie looked happy...there was just one thing missing.......ME! Lady we go to get together....cheers....

Smalltown RN said...

good morning it's me again....I meant to tell you I referenced your blog on my blog...please stop by when you get a chance....cheers....

patterns of ink said...

Looks like a blast. I forget that some of my cyber acquaintances are friends in real life. That's cool.

islandgrovepress said...

Salty Seagull?

Well, uh, Lord love a duck!

Looks like you two lookers had a good time at the Ladner Village Market.

Can't get over how photogenic you and Josie are!

Ivan

leslie said...

ah...*blush*...Salty just about knocked me 'ead off when he went to put his wing around me. ;D

pekka said...

Who in his right mind and with the senses still intact wouldn't want to put his wing around you? The lord all mighty, grannies aren't the way they used to!

Ruth said...

totally awesome..I envy where you both live!! Looks so beautifull.

Josie said...

That's not a very flattering picture of me with my face all scrunched up. Yikes! It was a good smokey, though.

EA Monroe said...

Leslie! Thanks for sharing all the fun Josie and you had over the weekend. I think I'll move to Radner when I retire too! You both look marvelous!

Sienna said...

Lotta fun....what a great place, terrific pictures, good on you both.

Just gorgeous, you have us all wanting to be there and share in the fun...I will bring Monty...

(No raccoons, but we have instead; possums and bandicoots, marsupials)

Pam

jmb said...

Hi Leslie,
I'm glad you had a great time at Ladner Days. Lots of lovely photos to show the world what a lovely spot you live in. I like to visit Ladner (I have good friends there) but I'm to much of a city girl to live there and when my friend first moved there she spent all her time tootling up the highway to Vancouver.

Donnetta Lee said...

So good to see you having a wonderful time together. Nothing beats being with a good friend. Hopefully, many more times like this ahead.
Donnetta

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