And Saturday night seemed like the perfect evening for a hike...and so we headed up Mt. Thom. It's nice and easy and nearby...and has a wonderful lookout (one that's only wonderful on a clear day).
The last time we did this trail on a grey, misty morning. Dappled sunlight gave a whole new perspective!
From the summit we looked down on the valley below to the west...and saw the mighty Fraser River far in the distance.
Immediately below us, was the Vedder River...one we normally see from the walking trail that runs along it's banks.
It looked like a quiet evening on Cultus Lake...from this perspective! Is it ever quiet at the lake on a sunny, Saturday evening? If you are looking for peace and solitude...the mountain trail is the place to be. We never met another soul.
Yesterday we took our sunny-Sunday-go-to-meeting car to church...
...for the second time this year. (There haven't been many sunny Sundays.)
And just to really pack everything into a one weekend...we also took in a ball game at Nat Bailey Stadium. For more than three decades, someone in our family has always played softball...and so I have fond memories of warm summer evenings spent at the ball park. There were some years when it seemed we were all playing...and often at different ball parks at the same time. For many years, our farm sponsored a local men's team...which was always fun to watch. And for the past few years, Jeremy organized a mixed team in a fun league. If there was nothing else up...there was always a ball game to watch. This year there was no one playing ball. And since the weather has not been that conducive to sitting in bleachers...I really hadn't been itching to go to the ball park. But I really can't imagine an entire summer passing by without taking in at least one game.
With the sun out over the weekend...it seemed like a good time to head to Vancouver's Nat Bailey Stadium and have a 'ball park experience'!
My dad usually watches the Toronto Blue Jays...and mostly from the comfort of his easy chair...but we took him along on our outing. And we got there in plenty of time to enjoy 'ball food'!
We had the sun in our eyes...but we weren't complaining! It's a wonderful little ball park in the city...and the Vancouver Canadians played a great game. It was a good end to a sunny weekend on the west coast!
Have a great day...