Now that school is out, it’s been fun to dash off here and there without the worry of punching a mental time card or watching a clock of any kind. There’s always too much work to do of course… but sometimes ya just gotta bust out of town and go play instead.
Which makes for a great opportunity to dash to Harrison Hot Springs, a local lake resort, with a couple of teen boys.
The weather was just too nice to stay home. Plus… these two guys needed something to do!
But our first stop… JUNKIN’!
I’ve done lots of blogging about Harrison… you can read more stories HERE.
Rusty’s New and Used Variety Store (<– lots of stories there!) is always a must visit on the way to the lake. So I sent the boys over to the ‘tacky free table’ for laughs, and made my rounds.
This mop bucket on wheels was cool, but a little too expensive.
And this first aid kit would have come home with me if the price was lower.
And then the
junk bins clouds parted… I actually brought this wheelbarrow home for a mere $8.00 Great planter you can move around!
I kinda have a thing for vintage wheel barrows. Should I stop at my now 4? 🙂
And then it was Harrison lake time.
Harrison (located in the lower mainland, BC Canada, 1 hour east of Vancouver) is only a short drive from our place, and it’s one of the best summer / beach towns in our valley. It’s got lake, beach, and lots to eat, do and see.
It’s such a lovely spot. Loads of green grass with massive willow tree canopies, faced with lots of sandy beach if you so desire. I like to park my chair in the water with a good book… which I did! Not so much the book… I’m on the lookout for a good summer read. Any suggestions?
Anyway, this was a little too quiet long term for these two, so…
And that works for me. I could sit in my lake with a book I was trying to be thrilled about. Sometimes they need a little work…
Oh how Harrison Lake Watersports Waterpark resembles some kind of Super Nintendo Mario land in full scale, don’t you think? They had a blast!
Well, my book didn’t take off like gangbusters, so I got bored.
Grabbing my little canon point and shoot, I started snooping around. And just took a few shots that caught my eye for various reasons.
Please don’t ask me how in the world I achieved those beautiful sun lit sparkles. Because I have NO idea. Must be something to do with shooting in aperture mode.
I LOVE this shot!
As lovely as the day was, my fav time of day is the evening. As the sun started to set, the heat of the day lifted, yet the warmth was still present. A fresh coffee from Muddy Waters for me, and an ice cream for the boys, our day came to a close in the most perfect of ways.
Doing this is soooo good for the soul. Everything can feel so demanding at home, and leaving the yard just gives you that permission to put down the dishes and lawn mower, and just rest.
Harrison Hot Springs, you are always so very good to us!
Which lit a summertime fire under us in a BIG WAY. And geared us up for our next big adventure…
So I hope you’re up to a few more twists and turns… you just wait and see… 🙂