Saturday to Wednesday, September 9 to 13, 2017 (Fort Camping, Brae Island Regional Park, Fort Langley, BC)

Our time here in Fort Langley started off with a day of seemed so odd! But it was really needed after such a dry, hot summer. So we basically hunkered down inside all day.

Our youngest son, Chris and his wife, Angela arrived at 3:00 for a visit. We sat inside catching up and then headed into town to The Fort Pub for dinner...cheers!

We had a great time and a wonderful visit...and then at about 8:30, they said goodnight and were on their way home. Hope to get lots of visits in over the next four weeks!

The rain had stopped Sunday so we managed to get out for a power walk that morning. Other than that, we didn't do much...although I did get out for another walk later on to pick up a few things at the local market.

Steve on one of the lookouts over the Fraser River...
We spotted this motorcycle parked in front of The Fort Pub and had to take pictures...
Very cool, note the wheelie bars...
Back across the bridge to the campground...
Monday was a beautiful day...and we're so glad because we're going to Granville Island in Vancouver. Granville Island is a very popular spot, particularly in the summertime...Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.

John and Pat pulled up in their car just before 9:00 and we were on our way! John's GPS took us on a rather interesting route, taking a little longer than normal...but hey, all is good, we made it! Time for a cup of coffee in the sunshine!

And then we wandered through the market...An indoor market featuring a fascinating assortment of colourful food and produce stores, showcasing handcrafted products and the very finest in unique gifts. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field.
Then we decided to take a boat ride on one of the many "little blue boats" that ferries people to various stops in the harbour. False Creek Ferries operates a number of these small boats between nine stops.
We decided to take the ferry to the Olympic Village, the farthest stop to the east.
Located in Southeast False Creek, the Olympic Village was built for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, to house athletes and Olympic officials coming from across the world. After the Olympics, the Olympic accommodation became residential housing. The development aligns with the City's goals, addressing environmental, economic, and social issues. The Olympic Village is a mixed-use community, with approximately 1,100 residential units, area parks, and a growing number of retail and service outlets.
Here comes our ride...
John checking out the boats...
And we're off!
Looking back at Granville Island...
One of Canada’s favourite tourist destinations, drawing an estimated 10 million visitors each year, the island has begun luring eyeballs to places most visitors don’t usually look , thanks to a new 21-metre outdoor mural.

Ocean Concrete has long served as Granville Island’s last tie to its industrial past. It’s six grey concrete silos were
 transformed into a piece of public art by a duo of innovative Brazilian street artists.

One of Vancouver’s most unique communities, Sea Village is a collection of homes on the water…literally. This floating community has been part of False Creek since the 1960’s. 
We'll take that one in the middle :-)
Science World...Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years. 
The building's former name, Science World, is still the name of the organization. The building's name change to the Telus World of Science became official on July 20, 2005 following a $9-million donation to the museum from Telus. The official name of the science centre was subsequently changed to "Telus World of Science", although it is still routinely referred to as "Science World" by the public. Prior to the building being handed over to Science World by the City, it was referred to as Expo Centre during Expo 86

Lunchtime sitting on the patio at Tap and Barrel, Olympic Village location...
Nice face Steve!
Pat and I in front of the restaurant after lunch...

After lunch we wandered along the waterfront before returning to the dock to catch the ferry back to Granville Island.

BC Place Stadium, it has a retractable roof...
And we're back!
It was about 5:00 when we got back to Fort Langley. Such a great day! Thanks so much for inviting us, John and Pat!

Tuesday Steve dropped me off to pick up a car rental. On our way through Fort Langley, we passed a film crew...there always seems to be a lot of filming going on at various locations in this small community. They are filming Roberts Zemeckis's movie Women of Marwen with Steve Carell.
Although we were initially just going to rent a car for one day so that I could drive it to my appointment in Vancouver, we ended up keeping it for three days. Steve had to take the truck back to Bernhausen Diesel...and wasn't sure how long they'd have it.

After my appointment, I made a number of stops on my way So nice to have my own wheels to get around in!

Wednesday morning, I took off in the car (actually a Jeep Compass SUV). I had a lab appointment and then treated myself to a manicure and pedicure....ahhh!

While I was gone, Steve washed the truck in preparation for taking it into Bernhausen. He was still at it when I got home shortly after noon. We had a quick lunch and then he was back out finishing it off and I started preparing dinner...wanted to get everything ready ahead of time so that I could relax with a cocktail when John and Pat joined us. They are leaving first thing in the morning, so we have invited them over for dinner and one final visit.

Steve and I were all finished our work, enjoying a drink outside when our guests arrived...
A couple of hours later, it was time to head inside for dinner...
We had a lovely good seeing you both again and being able to spend some time with you! Safe travels as you make your way back to Calgary!


  1. Looked like you guys had fun at Granville Island. We have taken Ray's mom there several times over the past years. A great place on a sunny day.

    1. We lucked out on the sunny of the last few!

  2. Some of those sights looked very familiar, looks like you guys have been very busy!

    1. We passed the brewery at Olympic Village and said "We've been there...with Jim and Barb!"

  3. Your boat tour and that area reminds me of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Such great use of the harbors. Love what they did with concrete silos!

    1. Beautiful area especially on a sunny day. Would love to see the east coast...hopefully next year!