Mike took me and his girlfriend Kate to see Sarah Harmer play an outdoor concert in Centennial Square this weekend. Mike and I both missed the other 2 times she's come to Victoria: in late 2000 (I think) we decided to stay home to watch Dubya get elected (kind of) for the first time, and she came back this fall when I was in London and he was in Tokyo. She is just one of those great Canadian voices that I missed so much when I was away...the world doesn't know what it's missing. Hooray for Canadian content rules.
Kate, Mike and I were a wee bit cold...hooray for Mike always having blankets and, well, generally enough junk to keep us entertained for a week, in the back of his car.
It was Family Day at Al's camp in Metchosin this weekend, and I always go out to help (even though they don't really need my help)...this lovely "cosmetic" addition of the canoe-slash-signpost is just one of the many "upgrades" they've made since I volunteered out here as a teenager...we didn't have buildings then, let alone signposts. It's amazing what they've done with the property.
Mom and Dad came out to witness Al in the dunk tank and me selling raffle tickets like a hot damn.
To think that I'm surrounded by this...and seven days ago I was in the heart of London. It boggles the mind a little.
It was great to get to take part in the family tradition of Friday night dins at 1550's...I dunno why Mom (or any of us) looks at the menu, we always know what we're having...all of us have our own "usuals."
Dad, looking remarkably casual and spontaneous for someone who said "Take my picture! Me! I'll pose!"
Me and Al.
Dad's side garden.