burnaby village museum
we're visitor-less for the first time since january. the house seems very quiet all of a sudden. we managed to pack a lot in to a great week with kellie and mike. we went to the burnaby village museum for the first time in a couple of years and enjoyed it a lot despite the rain. we need to go back again when we have more than an hour or 2 to spare. we ate out an astounding number of times and even managed to win some money at the starlight casino down the road.
very cute pony on the carousel at burnaby village
tea at london heritage farm
white spot drive-in in the back of the car
the obligatory (beatles) rockband session
kellie enjoying her giant fenders pancakes
mike at the gulf of georgia cannery
so aly is now officially in double digits - she turned 10 on saturday. she had a build-a-bear workshop party which was probably the least stressful party we've ever done.
mum and dad went back to the uk on saturday - only slightly delayed by having to fly around the ash cloud. kellie and mike will hopefully not be delayed by said ash cloud because i'm practically taking kellie to see a beach boys concert from the airport!
we had a great weekend exploring richmond during the doors open event. we managed to visit a labyrinth, make some aboriginal art, see some sculptures, have afternoon tea at london heritage farm, go to a winnery, climb the rescue tower at a firehall, visit the britannia shipyards, the cannery, see the interurban tram and 90 antique cars. who knew there was so much to do in our own backyard [which i believe is the point of the event!] all that in addition to helping dad paint half the house.
mum and dad leave this weekend after 7 lovely weeks. we're really going to miss them [and not just because we'll have to start doing our own laundry, cleaning, cooking, decorating and repairs]. fortunately, my sister, kellie and mike arrive a week later so we won't be lonely for too long.