Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Grouse Grind

Here is a video blog of a hike up Grouse Mountain taken on July 27th, 2008.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Symphony In the Park

And so it is that every summer the esteemed Vancouver Symphony Orchestra puts on a free concert in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. So last Sunday Dana and I set out for a night of culture and chaos. Using our aggressive "elbows up" technique we maneuvered our way to set up our blanket near the front of the stage about an hour before the concert. 'Twas a lovely evening and perhaps more entertaining than the concert itself was observing the peculiar behavior of my own species. I was particularly captivated with the couple in front of us who clearly knew what they were doing, equipped with pillows and quite an extravagant picnic which progressed through the entire evening. It seemed each musical movement brought on a new culinary delight topped off with milk from wine glasses...bravo!

To the Big City...

But a few weeks ago the Sr. Youth and I set out to explore the mighty city that is Vancouver. A happy family we loaded into the van and headed for adventure. First stop...the skytrain...
Here we practiced an ancient Bakerview Youth art of "Skurfing" (or if your on the bus "Burfing") in which you have to stand with only your feet stabling you no matter what turbulence occurs, much like you are surfing. Alyssa and Julie seemed to have classed it up a little by adding ballet hands.
We then made the jont to Denman St, about a 10 block walk in which several thought they would die from exhaustion, to the Mongolian BBQ. Dingy looking on the outside...and maybe a little on the inside too...but the food tastes oh so fine! You can load up your bowl with as much as you want as many times as you want. It's pretty much an ideal situation.

Look what we found in the noodles! Move over Potatoe Chip Mother Mary!

The grill Ninja!

Mongolian Magic

Satisfied customers!

On the way home we stopped at Ikea's Midnight Madness for ice cream and pandemonium.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stevie Wonder: I just blogged to say I love you...

On July 12th my good pal, Sarah, and I saw the 8th greatest 'Wonder' of the world! I would say one of the top two black, blind male artists of all time (It's a close race between him and Ray Charles). Good ol' Stevie put on quite the show!! We were going to rush the stage but it probably would have taken us two days by alpaca to get to the stage from our seats. Despite the distance it was truly Stevie Wonder-ful.

Oh, and this picture isn't from the concert cause I'm a dope and even though I snuck a camera in I didn't take a single shot.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Picnic Sisters

The Storey sisters take church picnics very seriously.

Hamster ball racing is also the kind of seriousness one might find at a church picnic!