Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A Day At The Fair

Isn't that a pretty September sky? Yes that's right, September! So it took me long enough to post them, eh?
The fairgrounds in Vancouver Is Called the Pacific National Exhibition or as the locals call it...the PNE .There are shows, free concerts, dogshows, childrens venues and farm animal s on display.

The girls gave us lots of goofy faces every time I tried to get a photo, so here, Heidi is all gums. Stephanie is all neck muscles? Both very flattering portraits!!!!

We timed our day at the PNE to coincide with the Johnny Reid concert that was held on the grounds.
Johnny is one of our favorite country artists and he put on a fabulous show at the Global Ampitheater. If you look closely, you can see the moon rising above the stage. He performed some of our favorite songs, including DANCE WITH ME which has a beautiful violin solo and the very poignant THANK YOU. (Click on the bold letters to view that song.)
One of the biggest highlights of the fair has to be PLAYLAND, the amusement park. It features one of the oldest wooden rollercoasters in the world. From up on top of the ferris wheel, the view of Vancouver Harbour is stunning. from the water the eye is drawn up to the ski lights of Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour.
Here Keith looks over one of the shipping terminals where he works.
The grand finale was the beautiful pyrotechnics show of fireworks. Do you have anything like this near you.


Sally said...

AH!! Awesome pictures, Susan. Thanks for sharing such a fun time! :)

Deanna said...

Hey... there is nothing wrong with posting pictures... from many moons ago! Love them all anyways!

Penny said...

I love Johnny Reid. He played a couple of shows here in the Peg, but the tickets sold out way too fast for me to get some. I love the pictures, especially the one with the moon.