Monday, September 07, 2009

About Belleville...

This weekend I went on a little photo walk about Belleville to give a glimpse into this city for those who have never "glimsped" it before. It is quite a beautiful city full of old Victorian houses, old ornate churches, and the waters of the Moira River and Bay of Quinte.

Here is one of my favorites of the day. Originally I saw this Retirement Home and thought it would be funny to take a picture of it and say that was my home (a joke that arose during my visit in Revelstoke). But as I walked by I noticed something peculiar in the back...could that be a bouncy castle?! Yes, it is a bouncy castle! At the retirement home! Maybe I should have moved there instead...those seniors know how to party. (You may have to click on the photo to enlarge it)

I only move to places where I can co-habitat with lions.

This is probably where I'll be spending most of my time this year. Here and maybe the Tennis Club, Country Club, and Golf know, "clubbing".

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The goal was 5 days driving nearly 5000kms across Canada from Abbotsford, BC to Belleville, ON. On August 24th Dana and I set out bound from BC for Belleville. Who knew this country was really this big! On September 1st it was sadly time for Dana to fly back to BC so we spent some time in "The Big City" before she flew out that evening which included a trip up the world renowned CN Tower. The space like portal where you got spritz with high pressure air was worth the price of admission on it's own.

We found this gentleman posing on the glass floor where he continued posing like this for upwards of three minutes. I think he was European. Wherever he was was entertaining.

We found this picture on the wall and she looked like she was having so much fun we had to give it a try and see what all the fuss was about...

Apparently squatting and pointing is actually quite thrilling!

Symphony in Deer Lake Park

Here's a little glimpse of this year's VSO Symphony in the Park at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. Last summer Dana and I attended for the first time and so this summer we set out for round two. This year we were more prepared and with elbows sharpened and up we set forth straight to the front of the park where we shimmied ourselves into a front row seat. Easy as pie. Once again a wonderful evening of music, food, portable bathrooms, and people watching.

To see all the photos go to my flickr site:

The park

Our front row seats

Our neighbour keeping entertained

The Cello Men

The Soloist


Cellos at rest

The Score

It got a bit too loud for some...

The ladies of the strings stand to receive their praise.

(Celebrity spotting: Yes, that indeed is our own Calvin Dyck in the background!)

Friday, September 04, 2009

A New Do...

I'm working on a new look as the giraffe's of old didn't seem to fit anymore. So here's a temporary new do.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I have arrived...

This is a brief update for everyone who isn't (and is) on Facebook. I must apologize as I pledged long ago not to fall victim to that devious social networking site and exclude those who still hold their ground against it! I digress...

I made it safe and sound here to Belleville. Dana and I drove for what seemed like 4 days straight. Perhaps it was. Canada is large and seemingly unpopulated. We arrived on Saturday night in an exhausted stupor to find my new 1870's apartment just as described and my landlords as pleasant as I imagined.

I sadly sent Dana off yesterday after a few days of setting up and hanging out in the big city of the T-Dot, as the young people call it. Now time to settle in. I'll give more details shortly and need to work on a little face lift on this 'ol I have yet to see any giraffe and history tells me this Ontario ain't no Africa!

I'm off to try and find a running track...