Saturday, 27 June 2015

Picnic!!

We were taken on a most delightful adventure by our wonderful friends, Bob & Danna. They wouldn't tell us where we were going, only that we were headed for a picnic and to wear comfortable shoes. Oh, and sunscreen, lots of sunscreen!!

Our destination was Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. It is quite amazing that we live in this beautiful city and so often many of us don't stop and take the time to really enjoy it. Like Doug said, many people come here everyday to enjoy this beautiful spot and it's right on our doorstep!

Come on along - just not sure if there is enough food for you all!!

Beautiful walkways when you first enter the park.
Lots of parking...

 

Then there is the art of finding just the right picnic spot!

Cheers!!

We had a marmot take this picture...... 

Remember this guy who had a heart condition a while back.
Now he is clambering up rock faces with flip flops on......don't tell his heart specialist!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Then you can walk down to East Beach.....

Look at that city!!!! Mount Baker in the background....
 
 

 
 
Head Billy Goat - Bob!!

 

Now we didn't have enough of a challenge with the rest of the hike.
We headed out on the Juniper Loop for another.....

But it brought us out to here.....well worth it!

 

 

 

 

Walking back along the "sort of" path (wrong turn by us) we noticed
how dry, parched and dead even the ferns were. They should be huge and lush.
Pretty worrisome. We really do need rain.....

After that it was off to the viewpoint at Cypress Mountain Ski Hill.
Spectacular!!!!

 



Indeed it was!!!
 
Like all our times spent with these amazing friends, we finished off a great day with more laughter, great food and plenty of cold, pink wine!!

 

 
That was quite the fantastic adventure, wasn't it. Glad you could all come along. Our thanks to Bob and Danna for an amazing day out together. Love you guys!!!
 
PS - Also a bit late, but wanted to wish our great kids, Josh & Kathy, a very Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary (June 26th) - You guys rock!!! (plus your kids are pretty cute too!!)
 
Peace....
 
Thought for the Day: Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.....  

6 comments:

  1. Glad you had the chance to get out and explore your area with your friends. Without those outings life gets pretty boring.
    You are also correct that most times we visit treasured things to see in distant or remote areas but aren't even aware of the treasures in our own backyard.
    It might surprise you that Doug's doctor would be happy to learn that he is active and out hiking as long as he doesn't overdo it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. You are right on all counts, Rick!! Have a great day!

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  2. Wow! A great day in our beautiful city.

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  3. Thanks Nancy and Doug for a wonderful day, we really enjoyed surprising you with a lunch and hike at Lighthouse Park. We always have so much fun with you guys, just think we have the whole Summer to look forward to!! Love you lots!
    Danna and Roberto

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    1. And we are, indeed, looking forward to it!!

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