Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hot Date

What a fab day we had.

This morning we headed out of Maple Ridge with our eldest sons’ best friend following us. We led him to Keith’s’ place of employment to drop of his resume and meet the boss. He is a decent kid with a good head on his shoulders, and Keith had no qualms about giving him a reference.

We left him there to fend for himself, and headed down Barnet Hwy. into Burnaby. We stopped at ABC*restaurant for breakfast. I was starving and the hash browns were delish and the coffee was perfect. After breaky, we continued on into Vancouver.

We went to see the matinee performance of A Mid-Summer-Nights Dream at Bard on the Beach. The Vancouver Shakespeare festival, which is held under huge tents, you guessed it, right by the beach. The stage is set against the backdrop of the ocean and mountains. They were sold out, but we decided to chance getting stand by seats. As there are often no-shows at these events. Three was a school group came in and the teacher had ten extra tickets. She sold them to us for a mere ten dollars instead of the seventeen plus service fee and taxes. Of course she needed cash, which we didn’t have. We had intended on using our debit card to purchase them. Keith went running off to the nearest bank machine. While he was gone the teacher came along with her tickets. Luckily for me the young lady waiting behind me offered to pay for mine until Keith returned. Wow, I thought that was so nice. Keith got back, and we paid her back. We all got seats together but there was still half an hour before the show started. By the time the first act began, we discovered she and her hubby were here on vacation from Chicago. They had their first child on the way and were getting a holiday in before the pending arrival. By the time the intermission ended, we swapped emails and plan to stay in touch. They invited us to visit them if we are ever in Chicago. And we offered them a place with us if they return for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Always nice to make new friends. They were a lovely couple. The performance was excellent as always and was absolutely the funniest one we have seen yet.
After the show we went our own ways. We ended up walking along the beach for what ended up being four hours, though it only felt like one! Of course the batteries died in my camera so no photos of our day. And as chance will dictate, when you don’t have a camera with you, you see the coolest things. You will have to take my word for it though because I don’t have any evidence. We went out on the pier, and lo and behold, there was a seal. Usually when I see one, they are so fast I can’t capture them in my lens. But, this one was practically floating on its back, posing for me! Further out on the sea was a tiny sail boat regatta. By tiny, I mean the size of the boats. They were only 12 foot boats with table cloth sized sails. It turns out they were a group sailing lesson! We decided that next year we will sign up for lessons. We love being near the ocean and it would be incredible to be able to get out on the water our selves.
Then we saw a professional photo shoot being done for a well known catering company. They had set up a formal, yet funky dining table set for twelve on the edge of the water. Complete with floor length white table cloth, Silver candelabras, and huge stands of white lily arrangements. It will be a beautiful photo, as the sun was beginning to dip down, making the water that surreal colour blue, gold and pink. Keith of course goes right up to the caterers van and asks “When’s Dinner?” Further along the beach was a swimsuit model posing on the white sand for yet another professional photographer. Keith noted that she was very young. I filled him in on the fact that once you hit your twenties, you are past it in the modeling industry. His head did a quick swivel when I glanced back and said “oh look, she took her top off.” She hadn’t really, but I always like to try for the reaction! HeHE.
So there you have it folks. Our hot date.
I am so blessed to have this man with whom I share in my life.
These photos were taken on our last outing to this beach, The two smaller images are off GOOGLE.

23 comments:

Faye said...

What a lovely day you had! I wonder if I could get my hubby out on a date? Always committments and running here and there. Or else we are with other people. It would be nice just the two of us away for a day...sigh
Faye

Monica said...

Now that, was a perfect date! Happy for both of you! :)

Monica said...

PS: I had to write about my favorite Canadian due to a football bet I lost...:)

jel said...

It does sound like you had a grand day! I'm glad for you !

and I know what you mean about dead batteries, I hsve learn to take one of the batteries out that way I will have them when I need them!


thanks for stopping by!

take care

deni said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time.

I am still praying for Kayla, I'm sorry to hear she has developed an infection.

*hugs*

Chana said...

what a wonderful date. oh it sounded just perfect.what a perfect setting for it too..ocean, sand, mountains, seals..wow, i don't think you can describe a more beautiful setting.

how nice of that couple from Chicago. their are so many wonderful people in the world. i'm so glad you have met another 2. it would be wonderful to imagine these being long life friends.

i want to thank you for your comforting words. it feels so good to have such wonderful friends that love without any qualms. not only did you make me feel wonderful but also left such a wonderful comment to Joe..God Bless you and thank you again.

hugs to you and best wishes for a gread day for Kayla.

EMOB said...

That sounded like a lovely date. Lucky woman!!! :) Or should I say lucky guy?? Probably both.

Ms. Vickie said...

That sounds like a wonderful date, just like a dream date. The kind I am ready for now that my season is here.

Summer said...

Glad you had fun on your date!! and i take your word for the pictures that were not taken, i am sure they would have turned out great!!

Herman Verbrugge said...

I'm still thinking of Kayla and give her my regards will you?

sharon said...

Wow, that is a nice couple to offer to pay for your tickets until hubby came back. You don't see that kind of thing very often anymore.

Dick said...

Your date sounds wonderful. Annie & I started going on a weekly mocha date somewhere around 1990. We would each take a book & go to the mocha shop, get our drinks, than drink them & read. Sometimes we would talk, sometimes mainly just read, but we were together. Those dates lasted as long as she lived. That is partially why I still love to take my book & go over for a mocha, kind of like I am still spending time with my Annie.

Bobbie said...

Glad you had such a wonderful day with your hubby.
That seal must have known you had dead batteries in your camera so he was just teasing you...lol.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.

Gary said...

That was a pretty cruel trick you played on Keith. Pretty clever though. :)

Curtis said...

Now that was a day for the books. Glad you had such a wonderful time.

shirazi said...

Thanks. And only words are mine, not the pictures.

Shirazi said...

Thanks. And only words are mine, not the pictures.

Annie said...

That sounds like a lovely day. I love being beside the sea. I never seem to have my camera, or have it charged when I see something unusual. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate your comments a lot.

patti_cake said...

Aw glad you had such a great time! I feel like I was right there with you!

Monica said...

Susan, Hi, could you let me know if my email got lost in cyberspace? I wanted to find out about Kayla's music/movie likes and see if you thought she'd like a copy of the CD with Joshua's song on it. Thanks. :)

ellen said...

I have been trying desperately to leave you comments for days now; how this time I am successful....

What a perfect way to spend a day with the one you love. Take it from someone who had an extraordinary close encounter with an Orca (and didn't get a picture): the images in your mind far surpass anything you could capture with a camera lens.

Greek Shadow said...

Finally found someone else on the beta blogger. I switched to another blog so I could give and receive comments.
I love Shakespeare on stage, so much better than a movie.
Coming by way of Brian's blog

Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

Found via Audience of One. I was surprised to read about Burnaby. We are coming up there tomorrow for vacation and to help my son pack for the trip home.