We wound up going out to Harrison Lake. It's about an hours drive east of Maple Ridge.
We were starving when we got there so went for lunch right away. For the first time in ages, I had fish and chips. They do it really nice at the Lakeside Restraunt . Its an old, basic, run of the mill diner. Nothing fancy, but really good food, ordinary food, and looks right out on the water. I would rather eat well made ordinary food, than pay a fortune for what is supposed to be high end food that isnt! Last time we were there we wnt into a nice place with a nice patio. The food was no better than what my kids could make. After lunch we walked along the street and visited my favorite knick knack shop where I was separated from a few bucks, but got a few birthday gifts.
We then walked down to the marina. Keith has had a notion for some time that he would like a speed boat. The man can dream. So he was looking at some of the boats moored there. There was one there that was affordable... We would just have to sell our house in order to pay for it!! But like I say, dreams cost nothing. On the other side of the dock were the rentals. Ski Doos, Canoes, and bumper boats. He already has a canoe which He hardly ever uses. Now the bumber boats look like fun and even have water guns mounted on the front. One of those little beauties would be more in line with our budget and could even be used in our pool! How versatile. But he wouldn't be convinced, and declined to let me put one on lay-away for his Christmas pressy.
Also on the dock was an information shack. I noticed a swallow kept coming and going from the eves. On closer inspection, I noticed a nest with three baby birds inside! Every time the adult would come with a bug to feed them, they would all open their big beaks which were bright yellow inside. I hope they survive. It is really late in the season for tiny babies. The nights are getting cool already and there is a sharp wind comes down the lake in the afternoon. I could have reached up and picked them up, they were that close. I hope nobody touches them. It saddens me though, that more than likely, some one will.
I feel so tired right now, four more shifts and then I am off for almost two weeks vacation. I can't wait.